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Sunday, December 26, 2010


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Office Party Etiquette!

Tis' the season for the company holiday party. This is the time of year for employers to end the year showing their employees how much they appreciated their service. Although this is the time to loosen up and enjoy your co-workers' company outside of the work environment, there are some rules of etiquette that you must keep in mind when attending this event.
1. Wear appropriate attire- Although this is usually an after-work event, please be mindful that you are in the company of your superior and colleagues. You still have an office image to maintain.
2. Limit alcohol consumption- Nothing is worse than being the topic of office gossip. Well, Holiday parties are a major source for office chatter. It is never a good look to be inebriated in a public setting, but it is even worse to be highly intoxicated around them people who you need to maintain a level of respect from every day.
3. Have fun!!! - The purpose of the party is to have fun and enjoy the company of your co-workers! No one is saying that you have to be stiff during the party, but just be mindful of your behavior. It is the season to be jolly, just enjoy yourself with proper etiquette!

A Bash of a Bridal Shower!

The one thing that I love to do is to get together with my girlfriends. It is always most enjoyable when celebrating a significant event in one their lives. One such memorable event is a bridal shower. Nothing is more special than celebrating the start of a new begining- a blessed union. But other than the occasional male entertainment, most bridal parties do not know what type of activites to do during the shower. Well I am here to provide you with some fun activities to do during your next bridal shower.

Take a Picture: Again, not a game. This is another neat way to preserve the memory of the bridal shower. When guests arrive, take a picture of each guest with a digital camera or
a regular camera. Pass out decorative pieces of paper, like paper you may use for scrapbooking. Have the guests write advice for a solid marriage to the bride, etc. Make sure the guests sign their names. Collect the paper when everyone is done. You will then have a paper with advice on it and a picture of the guest who wrote the advice. Develop or print out the pictures. Find a photo book where you can put a picture on one side and the written advice on the other. Present it to your bride and groom at a later date. It is a really neat gift, full of advice from friends and family.

What’s She Saying: This game is a fun one! Pass out paper and pencil to the guests. Instruct them privately, to write down the bride’s reactions when she is opening each gift. After the shower is over,
share them with the bride, telling her that these are the things she will be saying on her wedding night, the first night of her honeymoon. You will most likely get statements from the bride such as these: What is this thing? How do I wear this? What do I use this for? Was this something I asked for? It is important to remember to not tell the bride what your guests are doing when they are writing down responses, or it may take away from the game!

Now if you want to play more spicier games at your shower, there are options such as Bridal Shower Panty Poem and Bridal Shower Candy Match Game. I will be more than willing to share the details of these games via email if you are interested in finding out more.

No matter what kind of games and activities are performed at the shower, it is important to remember that this day is all about the bride. As girlfriends, your job is to make the bride's day as memorable as possible!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

6 Ways to Rebrand Using Social Media

We are featured in an article on American Express Open Forum's website entitled "6 Ways to Rebrand Using Social Media." Please take a look at the article and let us know what you think! Please click here to view article.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Memorable Mention: ten23 Designs

We always look forward to sharing with you products and services that we come across that we feel are a "must-have" for an event. One such "find" is ten23Designs. They provide customized decals for events as well as the home. The best part about the decals is that they are removable and re-usable. We reached out to the owner of ten23 Designs, Lauren Sarnoff Atwaters, to learn more about this marvelous company and the woman behind the designs!

1. How did you get started in this industry?

Before getting married in 2008, I was always the the friend to turn to when help was needed with event decorating. I painted aisle runners, designed stationary and quite a few other things. This was done mostly for friends or friends of friends... For my own wedding, I made just about every decor element; my aisle runner, table numbers, invitations, place cards, program fans... water bottles... this list could go on for quite a while. From posting photos of my DIY creations, I began to get orders from people I didn't know. At one point, I was doing nearly 20 monogram designs for brides a week. That is how I got into the wedding industry.

Because of my love for graphic design, I tried to focus on that and worked mostly with monogram designing. I had many requests for my gobo lighting designs however it was out of many brides budgets, so from there, I combined my hobby of vinyl lettering with the graphic design of monogramming and Ten23 Designs ~ Custom Decals was born.

2. What services do you offer?

My primary business is custom monogram dance floor decals. The great thing about decals is the many uses and surfaces they can be applied to. Along with my monogram dance floor decals, I also offer personalized wall decor, wine glasses, candles and votives, custom charger plates, and so much more. Many of my clients use the decals on mirrors, entry doors, windows and my DIY brides often use the decals on aisle runners. In addition to the decals, I still offer monogram design services and my newest products; flameless candle table numbers and personalized wooden hangers.

3. What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I love being a part of so many couples most memorable day of their marriage.

4. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I am a family person. I love spending time with my family. A huge factor in my decision to start my own company was so that I can be home more and give my family the love and attention they deserve.

Make sure to check Lauren and ten23 Designs by clicking on any of the following links: