Category Archives: Advice & Ideas

I’m not able to eat cake with wheat. Any ideas??

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”April Zimmerman” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I have celiac disease – an intolerance to wheat, rye and barely. My boyfriend and I are talking about getting married next year. I want to be able to enjoy my wedding cake without getting sick at the reception or the honeymoon. What can you suggest to help … Keep Reading

Color Swatches

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Julia Denton” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Hi Donnie, I’m a fellow wedding planner and I always see you on the shows flipping through a “color swatch booklet” and I was curious where I could get one? I have been looking everywhere in my area and cannot locate one. Thanks for helping a fellow planner … Keep Reading

How early is too early to hire my planner?

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Rebecca Paige” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]How soon is too soon to hire a wedding planner? My wedding is two years away. We live in New Jersey but we are getting married in Dallas, Tx. Some planning has already started but I want a planner with us the whole step of the way. When … Keep Reading

How do I become a wedding planner?

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Nicole Mertz” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Dear Donnie, I am very interested in getting into the wedding/event planning field and was wondering if there are certain programs/courses that are required or just valuable in helping me do so. Thanks.[/pullquote] Hello Nicole: I am so glad you have asked me this on the forum here.  … Keep Reading

A Father Dilemma

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Jean Hopkins” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Due to numerous reasons, I am having my uncle walk me down the aisle. I will be inviting my father, but have yet to tell him that he will not be walking with me. What should I do? My father has only been in my life 6 years … Keep Reading

My wedding cake

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Tabitha Fuentes” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Dear Donnie: I am concerned about my wedding cake. We are scheduled for an outdoor September wedding and it is warm in Florida at that time of the year. The only real problem is the cake. Will it melt if the temperature is around 85 during the reception? … Keep Reading

How many is too many???

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Tammy; Seattle, Washington” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Donnie: I love your new site. I just happened onto it and am so excited to join your fan club. My question is, how many bridesmaids and groomsmen are too many? I want ten on each side and my mother wants me to limit it to three. I … Keep Reading

When should I set my RSVP date prior to the wedding?

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Annie; Melbourne, Australia” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Dear Donnie,  You are my favorite wedding planner, ever!  My question is; how far in advance of the wedding should I date my invitations for the RSVP response deadline? Thanks,[/pullquote] Dear Annie, Traditionally, it has been the rule of thumb to set your deadline for RSVP’s for two … Keep Reading

Do I need to feed the photographer and DJ at my Reception?

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”Babs, New York, NY” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Hi Donnie, Do I need to provide meals for the vendors who are working during my reception – like the photographers, DJ’s, etc? Thanks![/pullquote] Hello, Babs! Yes, you should always make sure the professionals who are working throughout your event are fed. You do not have to … Keep Reading

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