With wedding season back in full swing, many of you are experiencing an overwhelming social calendar as well as a rapidly declining bank account. As excited as everyone is to celebrate the big moments in the lives of family members and friends, it can be quite the personal commitment causing you to make decisions based… Continue reading Wedding Events: How Do I Attend Them All?
Football season is officially underway and that means it is prime time for one of my favorite past times! As a BIG fan of college football (Go Terps! 🐢), it is one of the many reasons why Fall is my favorite season! As if the game itself is not enough to get you excited, throwing… Continue reading Tailgating with Class and Style!
It's official, your friend/family member/colleague is getting married and you know you are getting an invitation! Inevitably, you begin to wonder, "Will I get a plus one? Who should I bring?" After all, weddings are fun and who does not want to have a date to bring out on the dance floor? It is definitely… Continue reading The Plus One
With wedding season upon us, so many of you are receiving invitations and preparing to attend beautiful ceremonies! As the excitement leading up to the big day rises, you suddenly realize you need to plan your outfit. Then, it hits you... "Black Tie," "Black Tie Preferred/Requested," or "Black Tie Optional" are possibilities for the attire.… Continue reading Wedding Guest Etiquette: Variations of Black Tie
Today, I am taking a bit of "writer's freedom" and subscribing to the #ThrowbackThursday movement. At work, we are preparing for Project Cinderella (click to read about last year's program)! With everything from a protocol and etiquette seminar to a dress boutique, this is a wonderful program which helps female military spouses and female service members… Continue reading Formal Etiquette: Time to Get Gala Ready!
The summer is typically a very active time in the military community. Many service members are changing duty stations (Permanent Change of Station or "PCSing") and it is also a very common time for Change of Commands to take place. This year, the summer is a very exciting time for my family - Next week,… Continue reading Summer Transitions: Military Ceremonies Edition
I recently had the pleasure of attending the USO-Metro and Gary Sinise Foundation 2014 Holiday Concert for the Troops. The night was wonderful and the performances were truly amazing! With the Holiday Season upon us, I realized many people will be attending holiday concerts, plays, and musicals. The theater is traditionally known as a place… Continue reading Going to the Theater!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote "You Got Invited to a Military Ball!" Well, the time is here! In honor of the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day next week, I am sharing my tips for attending a military formal. Now that you have done all the prep work to get ready, it is time to attend… Continue reading Attending a Military Ball or Formal!
It's one of my favorite times of the year... Military Ball season! Between growing up in a military family and working in the field of event coordination and protocol for the military, I have had the pleasure of attending several military events. One of my favorite formals is the traditional "Birthday Ball" for the services in the Fall.… Continue reading You Got Invited to a Military Ball!