Giving away the Bride…

Posted by admin | General Blog | Sunday 28 November 2010 18:08

I am amazed at the lack of attention paid by the Fathers of the Brides in the videos that I have just watched from various reputable video companies. They proudly walk up the aisle with their daughters on their arm, give her a kiss when they arrive at the altar. They then shake hands with the Groom, whisper in his ear then sit down.

Come on guys… you are giving your daughter away on the biggest day of her life…. SO GIVE HER AWAY. How nice it is if the Father of the Bride takes her hand and places it in the hand of the groom or better still waits for the Officiant to say “Who gives this woman to be married ?” At which point the Father of the Bride should say “I do” and then place his daughters hand into the hand of the Groom.

It adds so much to the ceremony and looks good on video.

LinkedIn

Posted by admin | General Blog | Friday 26 November 2010 08:04

I have just read a very interesting ebook from HubSpot, it’s their newest Linkedin Ebook, ‘Learning LinkedIn From the Experts’ and five LinkedIn specialists provide key insight into how you can use LinkedIn to successfully grow your network and business.

The ebook teaches how to :
~ Build Your LinkedIn Foundation
~ Grow Your LinkedIn Network
~ Use LinkedIn to Market Your
~ Use LinkedIn to Market Yourself
~ Measure the ROI of Your Efforts

I would recommend anyone with a LinkeIn account to read it.

To read more, CLICK HERE for LinkedIn Ebook

Attending meetings…

Posted by admin | General Blog | Tuesday 23 November 2010 08:06

I was recently invited to attend a meeting with my fellow Wedding Planners at a hotel in New Orleans with a view to promoting the hotel to clients for their weddings. The meeting was scheduled for 1 hour at 9.30am and as the first to arrive I was informed that 10-12 others would be attending. I had a very nice time meeting with staff from the hotel and one other Wedding Planner prior to a guided tour of the hotel.

OK, so it was a sales pitch from the Hotel, which provided some beautiful samples of their food, but why do people confirm that you will attend and then not turn up or even offer an apology.

I was disgusted with my fellow ‘wedding professionals’ to say the least and I have written an apology to the hotel on behalf of my fellow ‘wedding professionals’. Not only does it give the individual companies a bad name but the Wedding Planning community of New Orleans.

Why those that purport to be ‘Professional’ do not run their businesses in a professional manner leaves me cold. Are they are too busy trying to be the ‘star’, when the only ‘star’ at any wedding is the Bride.

Jackson Square, New Orleans

Posted by admin | General Blog | Saturday 20 November 2010 13:24



Jackson Square, New Orleans was buzzing when I walked through yesterday… full of artists, street entertainers and kids on school field trips.

Meeting at Chateau Bourbon

Posted by admin | General Blog | Saturday 20 November 2010 12:21

Chateau Bourbon


I had a great meeting with other Wedding professionals and a tour of the Chateau Bourbon in New Orleans yesterday. I was very impressed with the hotel and the staff that I met. This is one venue I will be recommending for ‘Courtyard Weddings in the French Quarter.’

DOMAIN SCAM…..

Posted by admin | General Blog | Friday 12 November 2010 09:48

BEWARE… Of this Domain Name SCAM!!!


D.R.O.A.

Letters are bring sent from a company called ‘Domain Registry of America’ telling Domain Name owners that their domains are up for renewal, which goes on to ask the owners to renew and ‘transfer their Domain Name to this company’, BUT this can be missed if you are not used to handling domains etc. and a few people have been duped into paying and having their domain name transferred. Once the transfer is made they find it hard to get into their accounts to setup the nameservers and thus their website do not work…
You have been warned… if you get a letter from the ‘Domain Registry of America’ get in touch with your webmaster immediately.

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the letter…