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 … Keep Reading

Donnie is Profiled in the Dallas Observer

  Donnie is Profiled in the Dallas Observer Illustration by Kris Chau If only couples worked as hard at marriage as über wedding planner Donnie Brown.  (Continue reading: Open PDF (80.63 kb)) by Andrea Grimes Dallas Observer  (September 13, 2007) Copyright Dallas Observer    

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 … Keep Reading

Shower Invitees and Not Wedding…

  [pullquote align=”full” cite=”Heather” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Donnie: My boss is getting married and she has a planner from Stanley Korshak, and you know if it isn’t in the “blue book” it just isn’t appropriate…  so anyway…  my question is this, she has a limited budget and is only inviting a small number of people … 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

2007 Chrysalis Ball

2007 Chrysalis Ball Donnie has been contracted to coordinate the 2007 Chrysalis Ball for the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.  He has been working with his agent/manager and established concert promotor, Rusty Michael of Fat City Artists and Entertainment.  They have contracted the international celebrity trio, The Pointer Sisters to headline the event.  … Keep Reading

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