by: Christie A Brogan {10.3.17} What are the “Dos and Donts” for buying wedding gifts? Ay-yi-yi…is there really a right answer to this question? Wedding gift giving comes with so many rules – some spoken, some not. Suffice it to say, times have changed and long-held norms like buying a gift equivalent to the “cost… Read More


by: Christie A. Brogan {7.7.17} In our May 12th blog post, we shared our conversation with local Wilmington Event Planner, Charyl Williams, who answered the question “Why Hire A Wedding Planner?” What surprised me about the feedback was how much interest there is in “how to become a wedding planner”. The upside to all the… Read More


by Christie A. Brogan {6.2.17} Why buy event insurance? This question comes up about once a year and (for us) is typically a topic of conversation in the aftermath of a tropical storm or hurricane sailing past our coastal community in Wilmington, NC. Considering yesterday marked the start of Hurricane Season 2017 (June 1st to… Read More


by Christie A. Brogan {3.30.17} The hip bone is connected to the leg bone…the leg bone is connected to the knee bone…the knee bone is connected to the… Everyone remembers the grade school sing-a-long song that helped us understand how all the body parts are connected. Well, the same goes for planning your wedding day.… Read More


by Christie Brogan {3.10.17} Along with the 1001 other decisions you will have to make during the wedding planning process, one that needs to be addressed pretty early on is “DJ vs. Band”. Actually, lets rephrase that statement…you don’t have to decide right away, but you need to have some idea of which direction you… Read More