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New York Bridal Market – October 2013

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Oct• 18•13

Badgley Mischka 2o14 wedding Collection


We thoroughly enjoyed this past weekend of bridal fashion Eye Candy.

Claire Pettibone – 2014 Collection

Multicultural Monday Trivia – Where Did the Tossing of the Garter Belt Originate?

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Jul• 22•13

The Garter Belt – Which culture did it come


A) Spain                  B) Rome

C) India                  D) Greece


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It originated in the Roman Culture…

In Ancient Roman time, the wearing of it was requested by family and friend to prove that the couple had consummated the marriage. Family and friends waited for hours after the wedding celebration until the couple threw the garter out of a window of their marriage chamber. Hence the tossing of the Garter Belt

It is also a symbol of Good Luck and Fertility!

Many modern couples today opt not to have this as part of their wedding, especially those going for a classy more sophisticated wedding.


Multicultural Monday Trivia

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - May• 06•13

Where did the Tradition of carrying the bride over the threshold come from__________?

A) Spain                  B) Rome

C) Germany            D) Japan

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If you answered (B) Roman…You are Correct!

The ancient Romans started it: the bride had to show that she was not at all crazy about leaving her father’s home, and so was dragged over the threshold to her groom’s house. Ancients also believed that evil spirits, in a last-ditch effort to curse the couple, hovered at the threshold of their new home, so the bride had to be lifted to ensure that the spirits couldn’t enter her body through the soles of her feet. These days, it’s just fun!

This Answer Article Provide via The Knot

Tips for Small Business – Ready for Uncle SAM?

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Apr• 26•13

Business Tip of the day….Ready for an “Uncle Sam’s Audit”?  4/26/2013

Lydia Short- President & CEO

So you get that dreaded letter…”It’s TIME…an Audit from the IRS”….what do you do? Panic… pull your hair out…nibble on your nails? 🙂

When there is slow/down time in your business….its time for you to work on your business infrastructure.  How do you sure-up your infrastructure?
i) Maintain your records,
ii) Do due-diligence on your company (after all you do it for everyone else including your clients)…
ii) Keep good records, (file regularly and record expenses daily if not weekly)
You shouldn’t be in business if you don’t know what your accounts/bookkeeping looks like…(even if you hired a great bookkeeping/accounting firm to manage your book) Please know what’s going on in your business.  Always get things in writing.

How you get ready for an audit?

Personally coming from my years on Wall Street (which has made me Compliance OCD) I run my business like a Compliance Boot-camp…lol…so when “Uncle Sam” come knocking/calling for an audit it takes me a few hours gathering up supporting documentation.

~Always Optimistic


Grow Your Small Business by Utilizing Government Resouces

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Apr• 12•13

Dear Readers:

I write to you Today about a very passionate subject to me!   STOP THROWING YOUR MONEY AWAY TRYING TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS.

Please Stop Throwing your Business Money/Resources to Empty Promises, Bottomless Money Pits!  I know these companies have to live and feed their families and make a living but you don’t have to be the person who throws your money  to “their wind of empty promises” if you are a new start up business!  Look there are Many Resources available to you as a small business own…do your homework! REMEMBER grow your business slowly but steady!

TIPS… Services to Grow Your Business….THAT WORKS…NO GIMMICK…NO Empty Promises…No Throwing away your money into BOTTOMLESS MONEY PITS

I am a big supporter of utilizing the Small Business Resources that are available to you through your Local Cities or Governments for Building Strong Highly Competitive Respectable Businesses…..After all your tax dollars pay for it…So USE IT!! And everyone should be utilizing them in this bad economy

1. Chamber of Commerce
2. SBA (Small Business Administration)  & SBS (Small Business Solution)
3. Registered Tax Agent
4. Local Business Library – SCORE
These Business resources are mostly available with a very minimal cost to Start Up businesses and or are FREE in many instances.

Wishing you much business success….Lydia 🙂  WWW.TTTEVENTSPLANNING.COM

Multicultural Monday Trivia

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Apr• 01•13

In Which Culture did having the Bride stand on the Groom’s Left side originate__________?

A) Roman     B) African
C) German   D) Indian

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If you answered (A) you are correct!

The Tradition of the Bride standing on the Groom’s Left Originated in Ancient Rome!

“This was much more than meaningless etiquette. Among the Northern European barbarians (a name given to them by the Romans), a groom placed his captured bride to his left to protect her, as he kept his right hand free to use for defense. Also originating from this practice of abduction, which literally swept a bride off her feet, sprang the later symbolic act of carrying the bride across the threshold of her new home. It may well be that even the honeymoon had its origin with this capture scenario. It may well have served as a cooling-off period for the bride’s family. It was the groom’s hope that when the newlyweds returned from their honeymoon that all would be forgiven.”   ___Article via

Fashion and Weddings

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Mar• 21•13

As a planner and designer I am obsessed with Fashion!

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When looking to hire a Planner and Designer,  you want to choose one that has an eye for Fashion! It Transcends into how they will both plan and design your big day!  A planner who has an eye for details, is extremely stylish and just plain ole know how to coordinate your Events…Designing it with Fabulous Stylish Details that will Awe your Guests with Amazingly Unique Details.

From the Runway to Wedding (Photos: Pinterest)

Fashionistas Know Events Details (Photos: via Pinterest)

TTT Events Planning – Multicultural Weddings And Social Planning & Designing

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Mar• 18•13

Inspiring Traditional and Non-Traditional Wedding Looks

Indian Weddings always provide Colorful Vibrancy Like Non Other!

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To WOW your Guests Us a Vibrantly Colored Bouquets

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Multicultural Monday Trivia

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Feb• 11•13

From Which Cultures Did the Bridal Veil Come From_____?
A)  Greek & African   B)  Roman & Orient (Teutonic)   C)  Roman & Greeks

Multicultural Veil Origin (Photos: Pinterest)

If you answered (C) you are correct!

The Veil has been said to have had its origin in ancient Greek and Roman Cultures.  It was worn by a bride to protect her from evil spirits, which was believed to have had the power to harm her if she didn’t wear a veil.

Some say that a Bride’s use of the veil in the past was a symbol of her willingness to be submissive to her husband.  Today the wearing of a veil signifies: A wedding…Joy…and simply highlights a Bride’s beautiful appearance and features!


Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Feb• 08•13


Wedding Critics have Spoken! Emerald Green is the Wedding Color for 2013!….What do think?

Emerald Green Wedding Theme Inspiration (Photos: Pinterest)

What do think? Would you have your Bridesmaids wear GREEN? We all know how David Tutera feels about Green!

Well guess What?  You will never Guess! Green is my favorite color…But when I got married 17 years ago, green was not my wedding color…I couldn’t bring myself to have my bridesmaids wear Green! I gave them three options Purple, Pink, and champagne  to choose from and they couldn’t decide…So I went for my husband’s favorite color which was Royal/Navy Blue! However, I did have an elements of Green.  My mom surprised me by wear an amazing Emerald Green Gown!

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