It’s a Disney World After All

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Disney charms have arrived at PANDORA and in true PANDORA style we threw a party. Last Saturday, PANDORA in West Town Mall hosted an event celebrating the new collaboration.

I was tasked with planning the event and it definitely was not an easy one. With many guidelines and minimal budget, it was a challenge I was ready for.

 

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Color theme was black and white, but I added a little red in honor of Minnie Mouse. One of our associates made Mickey Mouse inspired cupcakes, Hershey Kisses, punch, and charm raffles.

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With Disney themed music in the air, free food, and charm giveaways, who wouldn’t love to plan a party like that. I am so blessed to have a job that allows me to put my event planning skills into use.

Come and see me to get your PANDORA Disney charm collection started today!

Pandora Fall Lauch Party

I got to use one of my favorite skills again, Event Planning.

At Pandora in West Town Mall, I was tasked with the organization of the Fall Launch Party. A Pandora funded event, I had a great budget and resources at my fingertips.

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Guests were greeted by DJ Real Deal‘s musical stylings. Also a choice of blush or white wine to accompany fresh fruit and cheese platters from Publix.10609124_10152661257466285_1525778949_n 10638084_10152661257506285_624666091_n 10589697_10152661257481285_1545100551_n

At the back of the store there was a Step-and-Repeat, making for an ideal photo opportunity for our customers. A licensed physical therapists was on hand to give a luxurious hand message. Customers were also given Pandora Swag Bags to take home with them.

 

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It was such a pleasure planning another Pandora event. Needless to say, I can’t wait for the next one!

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Posing with my fabulous co-worker, Marie, in front of the Step-and-Repeat.

The Perfect Wedding Guest

In the last six months, I have been to three weddings. All of these weddings were close friends all under the age of 25. A major portion of the guests were 20-30 years old. All three have been beautiful and different in their own ways.

Through these experiences, I have started to realize the Do’s and Don’ts of being a wedding guest as an adult. This weekend I had the privilege of attending my sweet, high school friend’s wedding. On the drive to Memphis, I wondered what the wedding was going to look like, how beautiful the bride was going to be, what guest was going to make a fool of themselves first…

And it got me thinking of all the things wedding guests do that are pet peeves of mine and I’m sure others. Here are my top five.

1. Don’t wear white or cream. Unless it is specifically requested by the couple in the invitation, all you are doing is taking attention away from the bride. She is the only one allowed to wear white, period.

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Don’t be a Monster-In-Law type of diva

2. Bring a gift. I know for myself, I have several friends getting married right out of college and I understand we aren’t the richest people at this stage of our lives. However, coming to a wedding without something as simple as a card is just beyond rude to me. Show the couple some love!

Photo cred: thelittlewhitedress.ca

Photo cred: thelittlewhitedress.ca

3. RSVP. Couples send out RSVP cards for a reason. They need an accurate count of how many guests are planning to attend, so the finishing wedding touches can be completed. They need to know how many seats to have out, who to put where on a seating chart and make sure to order enough food for all the guests.

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4. Don’t arrive late. There’s nothing that distracts guests more then someone trying to sneak in the side door. By sending an RSVP to the wedding with a “Yes, I will attend” message, you are pledging to attend the wedding and arrive at the specified time. Late wedding guests are just plain distracting. This is especially true if your wearing a “statement outfit” like so

princess-beatrice-eugenie-royal-wedding-outfits-hats…you will be noticed.

5. Control your alcohol usage. Don’t get me wrong, weddings are a great occasion to let loose and celebrate the romantic union with a glass or 3 of alcohol. However, there is always that wedding guest who takes the celebrating too far. At this point they are no longer contributing to the celebration, they are contracting from it.

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Let’s keep the twerking for the club….or never

I hope these help you be the perfect wedding guest at your next loved ones’ big day!