Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Stiles Unit To Tarrant County Jail- Travels of A TDCJ Approved Wedding Officiant…

Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Stiles Unit To Tarrant County Jail- Travels of A TDCJ Approved Wedding Officiant...

This week kicked off with a bang for me traveling back to TDCJ Luther Unit and then headed to TDCJ Mark Stiles Unit. It was (as usual) another long week of driving across Texas to accommodate my Clients requests for a Texas Prison Wedding Officiant.  Officiating at a Prison isn’t as remarkably different as some … [Read more…]

Children In Your Wedding? Blending Families Is Also An Opportunity To Make Stepchildren Feel Special…

Children In Your Wedding? Blending Families Is Also An Opportunity To Make Stepchildren Feel Special...

Yesterday I reviewed an email of Handwritten Vows that included the Brides 11 year old son in the ceremony.  Wedding ceremonies that blend children into the marriage give couples an opportunity to make their children feel special and loved too so I (of course) loved that Gretta had taken the time to think of her … [Read more…]

Elopement Packages For Military Members Are An Affordable Option…

Elopement Packages For Military Members Are An Affordable Option...

Elopement Packages are generally for very small wedding parties consisting of 2-10 people.  An Elopement is far less expensive and more convenient for couples who choose to skip all of the fuss and keep it simple.  I’ve driven to meet Military couples for weddings from Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas so a wedding on the tarmac … [Read more…]

Whose Wedding Is This? Meddling Mothers, Mediation & Moving Forward…

Whose Wedding Is This? Meddling Mothers, Mediation & Moving Forward...

Every now and then, I encounter a mother who is so gung ho about the way “she wants things” that I have to step back and find a way of granting the brides wishes while not stepping on any toes since the mother is often footing the bill. My sister and I usually have an … [Read more…]

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A “Unique” Client Base…

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A "Unique" Client Base...

Explaining how Texas Twins Events, Texas Twins Treasures & The Pawning Planners work together isn’t easy.  A few months ago, I wrote a blog describing the differences between a wide and varied client base to “paint a picture” for a reporter that was confused after reading an interview with me last year written by Jeff … [Read more…]

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting…

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting...

This morning after reviewing over 200 friend requests on FB, I posted that unless we have mutual friends- I don’t accept friend requests.  My reasons for this are that my FB profile is for posting photos & catching up with friends & former clients.  I never post political views or even respond to them because … [Read more…]

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date…

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date...

Like anyone else, I have bills to pay, a website developer that enjoys being paid and a staff that expects compensation. Recently, I’ve had a flood of folks wanting me to officiate their event who have yet to return my contract or their deposit. If you are booking services through my sister site, The Pawning … [Read more…]