Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013….Reflection and Top 5 Blog Posts

We experienced major changes in 2013, we added the Accredited Event Designer certification to our arsenal, we expanded our offerings to include backdrops and ceiling drapings, we provided a #hollicon guest blog post, we coordinated two events on the same day in June, and we moved to the other side of the country.

As we learn more about our new home, Sierra Vista, AZ and we move further along on this journey to provide event coordinating services in southern Arizona we can’t help but reflect on what this year has brought and what we envision for 2014.

We’ve always strived to be an information resource for our audience to learn about what goes on in our crazy, mixed-up mind. We approach this blog from the perspective of the average person being able to ask an event planner the questions that are one their minds about the industry. Some of our posts have definitely been more popular than others, so here’s a quick recap of our Top 5 Blog Posts for 2013:

5. Houston, We Have a Problem (At Home):





4. For the Couple that Has it All…:






3. Why Day-Of Wedding Coordinators are the Best Thing Since a Bread Slicer:

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2. Um, I Don’t Need a Planner, My Venue Provides One…:

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1. Business Event Planning Taboos that You Should Break:




We’re looking forward to an AWESOME 2014 and  being able to help even more clients create the events they desire. We hope that you have benefited from the tips, tricks, and resources that we’ve shared this year, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you in 2014!


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10 Ways to Work your Wedding Dress

Amidst all of the planning, details, organization and chaos, the wedding is primarily about one thing:


Women obsess about it, turn into a crazed madperson shopping for it, and have been known to cry three rivers of joy once they find it.

After the wedding, and being whisked away to marital bliss, where does this precious gem end up?? In the back of the closet….

It’s possible to get more mileage out of that dress, read below for ideas!

1. Anniversary/Date Night Outfit – Certain dress styles (A-line, sheath) can translate perfectly in a less formal outfit. Get it hemmed, a jacket/shrug and a few accessories and  you’re good to go.

2. Christmas Tree Skirt – just in time for the holidays, don’t let that train go to waste!

3. Baby Christening Gown – Just in case you jump right in to building your family 😉

4. Bassinett/Crib Bunting – see number 3.

5. Trash the Dress photo shoot – Safety first!

6. Rent (or loan if you’re feeling generous) the dress to a deserving bride.

7. Consign – help another bride have the day of her dreams, and recoup some of your money.

8. Accessories/Decor – Practically every bit of lace, tulle, silk, etc. can be used to make handkerchiefs, veils , curtains or even decorative pillows for the home.

9. Costume – to make this clear, you’ll be going as ‘The Bride’

10. Gift Wrap – Beading or lace can be used to elevate any gift packaging.

So there you have it, get busy putting that dress to work!

Did you repurpose your dress after the wedding? Do you have any other ideas for repurposing? Let us know!

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