RSVP for ME stands for RESERVING A SEAT IS VERY PROPER... it's the proper thing to do.

So why don't we?

PWC has coordinated hundreds of weddings and I have yet to understand why, guest don't see the urgency and importance of dropping a pre-stamped envelope in the mail. Every important event in America requires RSVP, and we abide by that request. Graduation, Birthday Party, Surprise Party, Christmas Play, Baby showers, Bridal showers, Holiday Office Party, and etc.

Lets take it a little bit further, you have to even reserve a date for a doctor's visit. Try to show up unannounced and see what happens. The doctors office, can show us event planners how to truly turn someone around. The doctor even charges for being a walk-in, roughly $25.00. That's really an insanely fabulous idea! Guest show up to a wedding uninvited and didn't RSVP... and you will be access a fee. Simple as that!  Do you know how many folks, I would have to fight? Even in their wrong! They would be completely upset. But lets be realistic and honest, you will just be paying for the plate you didn't RSVP for, that's natural free when you do.

All jokes aside, let me try to get you to see it as a wedding vendor. It's just embarrassing on so many levels for all vendors. If a bride has stated to all her vendors that she is expecting 150 guest, but 275 show up..those additional 125 guest have now cause the caterers to look unequipped because they are rationing food, trying to make it stretch and will more than likely run out. The Photographer/Videographer DID NOT feel the need to have 2 additional people to cover the entire room, so now they look as if they aren't  staffed. The coordinator looks incompetent and unprepared, because she is now bringing out 15 additional tables, that has to be dressed and squeezed into a space that can truly only accommodate maximum 200. The coordinator also now appears to be rude and impatient to the guest, because he/she is fluster because their well planned agenda/flow of the day, has been completely thrown off. The baker now appears to be unprofessional because the cake didn't' serve the additional 125 individuals.

Now you are probably saying, no one thinks that far. YES, they do! The 10 years I've been in business all of my clients comes from events they have attended that we have decorated, hosted, coordinated and etc. They are impressed by how well we execute them. But when guest don't RSVP, it potentially can cause each vendor the missed opportunity of potentially having 275 new clients because 125, decided not to RSVP.

You's bigger than you. It's bigger than that paper, the mailbox and the mailman. Think of the couple, be considerate of them. They thought enough of you, to invite you and they extended an additional courtesy by stamping the response card for YOU!

The only person happy out of this scenario above, is the DJ. He now has 275 people he can keep on the dance floor. Go FIGURE!!!


-andrea’s your wedding day!

As a young girl, you dreamed of your BIG Day! The day, you would become a wife. You’ve tried on dresses- your moms, your grandmothers, even your neighbors and now it’s YOUR turn. You’ve been in 22 weddings as a flower girl, hostess, bridemaids, bridal attendant and even sung a note or two! The day has finally arrived and you say the craziest thing, “Oh I can do this...I can plan, decorate and coordinate my wedding”. Where is the hand over your face emoji when you need it?Uh, come again...say what now?  NOOOOOO, no you can not. Why would you say that? Insanity, I tell you!

OK, OK, I get it! You’re are very organized. You plan all the office parties, family gatherings and throw your children the best birthday parties in town BUT it’s not your wedding. And lets be honest, after every event that you so perfectly plan and execute... you are exhausted and you  probably wanted to scream the entire time! It’s work, work NO bride should have to do. 

What you should be doing is laughing, shopping, tasting, trying, eating, smiling, crying...even drinking if that’s your thing! You should be trying on gowns, and twirling around. Eating cake and staying out with your girls late! High Fiving and Vibing! Kissing your boo and some extra stuff too...hint hint...again, if that’s your thing!

What I’m trying to say is...

Enjoy your day and HIRE an event planner. It is the best investment you will ever make! ITS YOUR DAY!

- Be Blessed


TOP 5 QUESTIONS you don't ask the bride...

This blog is for all my brides who have called frustrated with friends, family, co-workers and even those who are just around to keep you on your knees praying.

Readers, below I am going to state the TOP 5 questions you really should NOT ask the bride,  the response the bride would like to give you and my answer- so hopefully you will not ask again :).

Let's begin:

1. What song are you walking in on? 

What the bride really would like to say: MY!

The bride's song is normally a surprise for the groom and..... TADAH....for YOU. Brides are very secretive about their wedding because, they desire for their wedding to be unique. With hundreds of people getting married every year and close friends getting married in the same year, no one wants their wedding song to be the song of the year!

2. Why is it an adult only reception?

What the bride really would like to say: Really?? You don't see how little Johnny running around this nail shop, pulling stuff off the walls. Honestly, you are the reason I decided against it.

Two words: COST & Behavior

When preparing for the reception, every person has to be accounted for to be served and children can run up the cost on food. Food, that most of them will not eat or play over because they are so excited with all the glitz, glam and music.

Wedding use to be a family event, when WE took pride in raising our children to behave in certain places. By nature, a child likes to run and to continue to ask a child to sit down in a wide open space, isn't really fair to the child. Therefore, to avoid annoying the child and annoying the adults who are trying to enjoy the event...brides(couples) are opting to leave the children out. Also, children restrict most adults from truly having a good time. Most adults, are not in favor of alcohol when children are present or certain kinds of music being played. Wedding are a celebration and honestly, it's hard to enjoy yourself when children are running around your feet. Lastly, lets also be mindful that any damages to venue is at the expense of the client( bride). Damages that are discovered, when little Johnny is at home sound asleep.

3. Why is your wedding so far?

What the bride really would like to say: Why you go all the way to New Orleans to see Beyonce, when she on T.V. for free?

Why a bride chooses her venue, is her decision and she has every right to pick the location that she thinks/feels is perfect for her. As guest, we are invited to an upscale event with free entertainment( band/DJ/photo booth), food, the best of the best cake, treats, sweet stations, gifts(favors), and so much more. On average, an event such as that would cost $100 or more per person. So why complain or even ask about a location that you are invited to come and support, witness and enjoy...and the bottom line is, if its really to far- you don't have to come. You just save the bride $30.00 plus one.

4. You wearing a white dress? Follow-up shade question- isn't your son 17?

What the bride really would like to say: Don't you wake up next to my uncle every morning but you still have your maiden name and we just as foolish as you, because we call you auntie and have been for the last 15 years.

OH MY to that response... where the hand on your face emoji when you need it. LAWD!

Traditionally, we are all aware that white wedding gowns symbolized purity as in a woman being a virgin BUT, with all things tradition changes or fades away. What a bride decides to wear for her wedding day is her decision. The union and what it means, is what matters. If white, truly symbolized guest we would all be attending in black. NOT off black or light brown BUT black. All have sinned and have come short of the Glory of God! Those without sin, cast the first stone...that's what I thought. No stones to be thrown!

5. Where you get those colors from?

What the bride really would like to say: None of!

A color palette. Color palette are all over the internet and they assist brides with finding the perfect color selection for their wedding. Some may look strange at first site but they usually always come together. With thousands of weddings a year, and so many friends getting married within the same year. No bride desires to see her wedding colors at 5 of the 10 weddings she will attend.


To the brides, you are WELCOME. Hopefully, the madness will end.

To the people with the many questions, please note...planning a wedding can be stressful for a bride. Even trying to process that you are becoming a wife and your life is truly going to change can be scary. Therefore, what a bride really need is your support. Be mindful of the things you say. This is not your wedding, don't make it about you. Don't impose unwanted suggestions or comments on a bride. Avoid saying, " Well I would" " That's not what I did when I got married" "Is that necessary" " You doing to much". What we have to remember is, what people do with their money is their business. If we do not desire to participate or come, we do not have to...we were invited with the option of, " Regretfully Decline" OR " Attending". Lastly, I've dealt with over 200 brides/clients and every bride that had an experienced with a difficult bridesmaids, friend or family member about their all came back around when it was their BIG DAY! We will all have our BIG own day- as a wedding, graduation, baby shower, retirement party, milestone birthday and etc. Show up and be support, just as you want others to do for you when it's your day!

Be Blessed!