You’re Engaged…. (9) Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding

You’re Engaged…. (9) Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding

  You’re Engaged!  You said “Yes” to the love of your life over the Holiday Season!  Your heart is racing, everyone is congratulating you and want to know all the details!  Then someone finally asks the question, “When is the big day?”.  Then everything pauses because reality has just set in and now you have to plan a wedding.  Don’t worry, we are here to help you through this process.  Follow us on our 3-part series that will guide you through the process of planning your wedding day.  So, let’s get started! THE DATE: When selecting your wedding date, make sure...

Conference Planning, Part 1: Will Your Conference Serve as a Road Map?

Conference Planning, Part 1:  Will Your Conference Serve as a Road Map?

When planning a conference or seminar there are a plethora of details to consider making sure that all involve receive a return on investment (ROI).  As an Organizer/Host, the top desired ROI’s are attendance which then correlates to the second return is profit!  From an attendee’s view of return on investment this can vary depending on the individual however your audience will have similarities. In summation, Organizers should create a planning strategy that involves these key indicators: Will your conference/seminar serve as a Road Map? Create the perfect environment. Do you have brand recognition? Consider your center of attraction. Who...

Life Celebrated! Teresa’s 75th Birthday Soiree

Life Celebrated!  Teresa’s 75th Birthday Soiree

We could not have been more excited to get the call from Teresa’s daughters, Helen and Anne, to plan her 75th  birthday shindig! As we gathered to plan the celebration, the trio knew exactly the overall feel they wanted to experience: A modern but casual environment Full of color and texture Soulful food experience that felt like you’re eating at home Interactive activities for the guests Music that would keep everyone grooving on the dance floor. Teresa led and still leads an adventurous and youthful lifestyle.  A retired adult literary specialist who married her high school and college sweetheart, travels...

Tis the Season! My Top (18) Picks for Holiday Gifts

Tis the Season!  My Top (18) Picks for Holiday Gifts

Tis the season to grant delightful gifts to those you love!  To aid in your search for scouring the globe for the perfect gift(s)…I have identified my top picks that will certainly help you scratch the gift giving task off your list!  The best part of my gift list…all gifts can be purchased conveniently from your laptop or digital device – no need to rush to department stores or shopping malls.  I picked (6)-six of my favorite locations, and identified (18) unique gifts ranging in price from $18.00 to $130.00.  Shssh!  I have purchased some of these myself and are...

A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove

A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove

  Last week our team had the opportunity to host an event for a group of event professionals at the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia for a “Wondrous Planner Experience”; an Aladdin-inspired retreat.  Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Washington, DC and centrally located in Virginia Wine Country, this luxury boutique resort boasts southern charm from the moment you turn into its driveway.  Our guests had the opportunity to engage in every feature of the resort from the lush manicured grounds, to an interactive-networking floral bracelet workshop guided by Nature of Design, having the opportunity to relax at...

8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event

8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event

Being outdoors prevails to Nature’s beauty and evokes tranquility in its purest form, however, there are many caveats to consider when planning an outdoor celebration. Below are a few helpful tips to consider when planning an outdoor event, ie., corporate retreats/team building activities/celebrations, social events, weddings.  Make sure your guests are comfortable. Consider the weather and the length of time your guests are required to be outdoors. Here are our suggestions to keep your guests comfortable: Half & Half. Circulate your event to be both indoors and outdoors.  This will provide guests that opportunity to break away from the heat...