Month: July 2016

BIGGEST Wedding Etiquette Pet Peeve?

Recently, I had an online discussion with a great group of people regarding Wedding Etiquette Pet Peeves. While the discussion was a little heated here and there, overall, it was a great opportunity to air out some frustrations, recount personal experiences, and consider cultural differences around etiquette (some of these faux pas are completely unacceptable in certain areas, while other areas would never consider them to be an issue). Why do we care about etiquette? There are many expectations that arise when one is planning a wedding and while there are certain traditions that people may choose to change or forgo altogether, the discussion of being a good host, and being a good guest, is always a worthwhile conversation. I’ve heard many people say that etiquette just isn’t important anymore because it’s outdated, but etiquette is constantly changing to keep up with the times. Etiquette is a guide to teach us how to be polite and I think this is certainly something worth considering (and practicing)! Being polite is never old fashioned. Etiquette can feel …

Tale as Old as Time…

Working with a few new clients this week 🙂 It is such a privilege to learn the backstory of so many friendships—how they met, their favourite stories or favourite songs they share… Taking these histories and making them into a meaningful and special story for my client to deliver back to his or her friend is honestly just so cool if you’re interested in having me write a speech for you please click here). Every story is unique and that uniqueness makes the writing process so exciting. I only wish I could be there when it’s delivered! People ask, “What formula do you use to write these custom speeches?” and this question always makes me laugh because while there certainly is a basic outline to use when writing a speech (people you need to acknowledge, certain special memories to recall, and of course actually toasting the happy couple—you’d be surprised how many people forget this!!), there is no copy-and-paste routine to these speeches—there just can’t be. Once a person hires me, I send my client a …