Grest Out of Town Guest Bag
Love the “Out Of Town Bag” we are using this weekend! For some that don’t know what this means…The out of town bag (doesn’t have to be a bag) is the container you can use for goodies that you welcome your guests with who have traveled to join the bride and groom. I’m always trying to find unique ways to hold the treats. This cool bag not only ma...
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  1. Mindy Weiss reply

    Thanks everyone for your comments! I’m excited about finding new sources to share with you so keep it coming…i haven’t figured out how to re-format my pctures but give me time …..

  2. Jennifer S. reply

    Hi Mindy! Every piece of design you’ve created is gorgeous. You are filled with talent and imagination. I have such a passion for interior design and event planning, do you have any advice for my career path? It would be great to branch off and work in a firm as entertaining as your own! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Mindy Weiss reply

    Hi Jennifer thanks for your comment…i always tell those interested in the planning business to first try to get a job in catering at a 4 to 5 star hotel. Even if it is just answering phones in the catering office. You will learn so much by talking to various vendors like lighting,floral,fabric and specialty companies. At
    a great hotel you will not only see how weddings are planned but corporate, birthdays and all types of other events which are very important to the learning process. Start a great source book of vendors you meet along the way. When you feel you are ready to go on your own, I promise your experience from a job like this will make it easy to get hired on several events.

  4. Cicely Rocha-Miller at Life Design Event Planning reply

    Great information above for future planners. Working at a high end resort is a great way to know the industry and see if it’s a match.

  5. Tina reply

    Hi Mindy,

    So I am 6 weeks away from my wedding. It is being held a private backyard of an amazing home in Colorado! The ceremony will be in front of a beautiful lake gifted with extraordinary trees. The reception will be on another part of the land in an elegantly created tent. So the question here is, for the entrance to the wedding that is the first impression for guests and leads them to the yard; I was leaning toward an arbor framed in flowers. It is a garden wedding…but my decor vendor feels this is not elegant enough to resonate with my overall tone. She is suggesting a portal with a square header across the top and flowing fabric down the sides. This is sort of reminding me of a stage. What are your thoughts on the two choices?
    Thank you,

  6. Kimberly R. reply

    You have the cutest ideas! I like this bag idea. I’m planning an intimate baby shower for my sister this summer. I would like to have it outside with a lot of soft colors and possibly linens. Do you have any suggestions?

  7. Mindy Weiss reply

    Hi Tina!
    Your wedding sounds like it is going to be amazing! The location sounds magical and one that i’m sure a lot of brides would love to have available to them. Now here is what I think for the entrance to the garden…
    I kinda agree with you about the fabric in a garden setting maybe feeling a bit wrong for the first thing the guests will see. Although I do love the element of mixing fabrics into a garden setting, I think what the guests first see shouldn’t come as much as a surprise as the rest of the day. I feel strongly that the experience has to grow from the entrance, to the ceremony, to cocktails and then the reception and even an after party if you are planning one. So with that being said, the floral entrance sounds beautiful. Maybe try hanging some rose heads from clear monofilament at different levels from the floral entrance so the guests get a whimsical feeling as they arrive. I once was able to bring in 2 large trees that we made into an arch so it felt like it was growing on the property. Our florist randomly placed florals throughout the trees, it was a great look for an outdoor entrance. Believe me, with the way you described the lake and trees all you are going to need is you and your future husband :)! The best of luck and thanks for writing! Mindy

  8. Mindy Weiss reply

    Hi Kimberly. LOVE baby showers!
    A couple fun ideas…Since the shower is outdoors it is nice to provide shade for you guests so order an umbrella to go with each guest seating table. An umbrella is perfect for hanging fun items over the tables. Take a clothes line (can also be rope) and hang across the inside of the umbrella from side to side. Buy cute inexpensive pastel colored Baby “Onesies” bibs, socks, rattles,t-shirts etc. (from places like target or babies r us) and hang from wooden clothespins attached to the rope.
    Make each table one color. If you have 3 tables maybe use one table lavender, one baby blue, one yellow.
    match the flowers to the tablecloth. Example: Lavender cloth, lavender flowers etc. Fold the napkins (white) to look like a diaper and pin with a real diaper pin.
    You can print little menus of the food you are serving and tuck inside the diaper napkin.
    Fun to buy yellow rubber duckies and float in each persons water glass.
    An old but great standby is filling 4 ounce bottles with pastel jelly beans for each of your guests as a favor…or recently we gave each guest a bottle of “Milk” Bath….(get it, baby=milk) as a party favor… big hit! Hope this helped a bit…thanks for visiting my site. Mindy

  9. Mindy Weiss reply

    Excuse my spelling errors…I write at the end of my long days and I get too pooped to spell check…Good Night :)

  10. Mindy Weiss reply

    We will be selling these bags on the E-Store next week stay tuned…Mindy

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I just love sharing things with you...thought i would post all the time but life gets in the way sooooo here are some things I was thinking about this weekend at a wedding I coordinated in Brentwood, California. I was placing the seating cards on the table and was wondering how would everyone know the easiest way to put the cards out without running out of r...
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  1. Andrea reply

    Hi Mindy!
    I just discovered your new blog! Great job. Looking forward to your book tour stop in SF.
    All the best!!
    Take care,
    cousin Andrea

  2. Todd Nichols reply

    Hi Mindy! Great looking blog. I’ll be visiting often. Your attention to detail and design is awesome!

  3. Dyan Lankford reply

    Hi Mindy
    I’m a new wedding consultant and I’m finding it difficult to get any one to let me start out as an intern, do you have ang suggestions? I have had some classes through ABC and feel I can go out on my own, but I would like to work with some one first a few times. I wont say who, but I will be assisting a planner who does only high end Ethnic weddings but thats not even close to what I’m interested in. I also would like some help in putting together my first page of who I’m and what I do for my bride. (help) Thanks I hope to hear back.

  4. Diana reply

    Hi Mindy,

    Met you at Kleinfeld in NYC, and LOVE your book (read it cover to cover). Bravo & congrats. Here’s a Question for you:
    My fiance has an old buddy who is getting married 1 week after us. He & his fiance sent their invitations (4 months before their wedding, BTW) to my fiance and “Guest.”

    Although I have never met her, I feel that this is so rude on his buddy’s part. He knows that my fiance wouldn’t be coming with a random girl, we’ve been together for 3 1/2 years.
    We’re sending out our invitations this week. Should we be the bigger people & invite his fiance by name, or make a point, and reciprocate with “Guest”?

    Hope the rest of the book tour is going fabulously!

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My First Blog!

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Hello everyone...I'm so excited to finally have my blog up and running. I plan on keeping busy finding great items...offering great tips for events and wedding planning...and getting and creating the newest trends so you will be the first to experience them at your dream event.I will take you inside my life, as I travel 15 cities on my very FIRST book tour, ...
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  1. Holly Golightly reply

    Hi Mindy -I am so excited that you’re blogging now! I just saw you in Oprah’s home magazine, O AT HOME, and OMG I love all of the stuff you collect. It’s so beautiful. I have a question about your blog – can we ask you things on this blog as well? I am getting married next year and, if it’s possible, I’d love to ask for your input on a couple ideas I have. Of course, now that I know about your book, I will buy it too!

    Thanks so much!

    Holly G.

  2. Jennifer reply

    Love your new site and all your products!! This is so exciting!

    xoxo- Jennifer

  3. Gabrielle reply

    Congratulations Mindy!

  4. almost married reply

    hi getting married in 4 months…want you to know i have had your wedding organizer for almost a year!
    I love it and it has really helped in planning my wedding especially the great questions

  5. samiha reply

    Hi, i just came across your site whilst searching for wedding planners. i aspire to be a wedding planner someday, im still young now but someday in the future, and i just wanted to say that your ideas are inspiring and your work is beautiful.

  6. Elizabeth reply

    I am sooooo excited to read your blog. I have been a frequent visitor to your website because I am in love with your weddings and events!

    Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your thoughts with us….

  7. Mindy Weiss reply

    Thanks Elizabeth I’m excited too! Samiha keep reading and learning! and everyone who joins us.. I hope you will be able to learn a bit and laugh a lot!

  8. Liene at Blue Orchid Designs reply

    Glad you have a blog! I’m adding it to my list of daily reads.

  9. Booters reply

    I am SO excited about your blog and can’t wait for all your updates! I am your #1 fan – I love your website and I shop at Owen’s Market all the time! 1-2-3!

  10. Tracey Kumer-Moore reply

    Welcome to the wide world of wedding blogging! Love the blog and have added it as well to my list of inspiring wedding destinations on the web. Look forward to reading.

    Love the new products (and the color scheme choice of course!


  11. Cicely Rocha-Miller at Life Design Event Planning reply

    It’s addicting but so inspirational. I will certianly add you to my blog roll!

  12. Maria @ {ritzy bee} reply

    Welcome to the world of blogging, I am so excited you have started a blog since you are one of my biggest inspirations as an event planner! I just added you to my blog roll and can’t wait for your book!

    All the best,

  13. Elizabeth @ Elizabeth Anne Designs reply

    welcome to the blog world!

  14. saundra, event engineer reply

    Welcome to blogging! You’re inspirational for all of us and certainly have helped pave the way for event designers/planners. Will enjoy reading your blog!

  15. MixMingleGlow reply

    Can it be??? Is it true??? How exciting that you are blogging Mindy!! Thank you so much for adding this one little thing to what must already be a crazy-busy life…it is, in fact, no small thing for the rest of us to have the priviledge to read it every day!
    Can’t wait!!!

  16. Jennifer Ramirez-Jasiczek reply

    Hi Mindy – so glad to see you joined the blogging world. Love the e-store too.
    best, jennifer

  17. Katharine reply

    Hi Mindy –
    It was a pleasure meeting you today at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Congratulations on your continuing success and birth of your new child “The Wedding Book”!
    I am spending the day putting all my clippings, contracts and whatever else I have lying around the house, into your well thought out organizer and “keep it together” tote in which you are not forced to cram a piece of paper into….ahh genius!

    As I mentioned to you earlier, I am in desperate need of locating vintage chandelier earrings (3″ or longer) and have looked everywhere trying to locate just one pair that suits my needs but have had no luck.
    You could not think of the person off hand, but have graciously been willing to point me in the right direction. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a bridal bunch!
    August 9th, 2008
    Napa Valley, CA

  18. Denice reply

    I love your site, your blog…everything! I am new to the event planning business and I look forward to learning from your greatness! Thanks!

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