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NEW TREND – Sip and See Parties

One of the newest trends that are starting to see with respect to baby showers is more and more couples are having a Sip and See party rather than the traditional baby shower. Personally I like the idea of the Sip and See party because you actually have something to celebrate.

The tradition originated from Europe where the North American tradition of a baby shower is not celebrated.  It is based on the superstition that anything can happen prior to the baby being born and that there is nothing to celebrate.

So what is a Sip and See party? It is a gathering of the new family’s close friends and family where the proud new parents introduce their baby. Guests drop by at their leisure during a set timeframe and spend time with the family. Guests can bring a gift for the new little if they so desire and finger foods and refreshments are served.

Sip and See Party Invitation

You can add a theme to the party or you can keep it simple. If you’re looking for ideas to create your own Sip and See party then check out our Pinterest Board:

http://www.pinterest.com/talenevents/sip-and-see-party-ideas/

Do you think that Sip and See parties will become the norm in North America? Tell us what you think on our Facebook or Twitter.

If you need help in creating the perfect Sip and See party give us a call and we will help you plan and bring to life your party.

Until next time…happy planning

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Social Media Etiquette at Weddings

Navigating the world of social media when it comes to your own personal life is already complicated enough of as it is. As a society we feel the need to capture every moment of our own lives and create a digital album of our own experiences; but how do you navigate social media when it comes to your friends and family with respect to their big events.

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#toomuch – Social Media Concierge for your wedding?

This story came up in my news feed this morning and I actually thought it wasn’t a real story, but after clicking through and reading the story it is  a service that is being offered by the W Hotels in New York. For $3000 you can have someone from the hotel manage the social media for your wedding, they will live tweet the ceremony, create Vine and Instagram videos and post to your Facebook. They will also provide you with a curated #hashtag for your event so that your guests can make their social media contributions of the event as well.

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So you have decided to propose….on Valentine’s Day…Some Do’s and Don’ts

Society has taught us from a young age that on February 14, it is the day that you tell that special person that you love them and shower them with gifts of candy and flowers which is all true; but then there are those who are brave enough and decide to propose to the love of their life on this special day

Congratulations on deciding that you want to spend the rest of your life with the person that you love, but there are couple of things that you should keep in mind especially if you are proposing on this high pressure day or another day for that matter.

Here are couple of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when proposing:

Newlyweds and Taxes…what you need to know after the wedding

Over the past couple of months I have been catching up with some of my former clients to see how they are doing asking how life has changed since being a newlywed, what things have happened since they got married that have surprised them, the most common question I was asked about was how do my taxes change now that I am married. I will tell you that I was not expecting that question, so I decided to seek out someone who know the answers and just happened to be a former client…

Please allow me to introduce you to someone who can help you navigate through the ever changing world of taxes Andrew “The Taxman” Brown of Bryce & Brown Accounting Services

With tax season just around the corner, I wanted to allow everyone time to prepare and make sure they have everything in order.