Willow Lake Event Center- One Of Our Favorite Venues…

Last night I drove my twin sister and Little Pawners to Willow Lake for a wedding rehearsal (the wedding is Saturday).  Many of my clients request a rehearsal to feel more comfortable about placement and procession at the actual event.       Going into our first month of weight loss, running from one event to another … [Read more…]

Crazy & Unexpected- Hilarious Wedding Moments With The Pawning Planners…

We call them the “Wedding Wild Card Moments” because often at our events something unexpected happens.  Recently, I was asked to describe my thoughts at the time of how I overcome a “problem” on location so, today we will revisit the Wedding Heckler, the Woeful Wedding Bouquet, Attack of the Arbor, the Meddling Mother, Bounced … [Read more…]

Giving The Bride Away- An Honor For Parents, Godparents, Grandparents & More… 

Centuries ago daughters were thought of as their father’s property and giving them away at the marriage ceremony was a moment when ownership was transferred to the groom.  The father would walk into the church with his daughter and give her away at the altar.  Nowadays, it’s simply a wedding tradition and the bride chooses … [Read more…]

My Texas Twins Events Team and Family Keep Me Laughing With Their Selfies…

Getting a “great shot” isn’t easy but my son and his wife have entirely different styles of shooting wedding and event photos.  Stephanie is a “fast shot” taking hundreds of photos within a 2-4 hour window while my son, Robert has to be a perfectionist regarding the lighting, the pose, etc. Next weekend Robert will … [Read more…]

Travels of the Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team…Meet My Multigenerational Family

When you spend your free time with your family AND work with them you’re often going to find a few hilarious moments now and again. My family has a lot of “big personalities” who enjoy what they do. How did I get started in the wedding and events business?  My son’s wedding!  That’s right I … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham Explains Why I Occasionally Work For Free…Sponsored Dream Events-

Do you love your job enough to perform it unpaid?  Many of you will answer no to this question.  I started a business over four years ago to give anyone- read that again-ANYONE a beautiful event regardless of their income.  This sets me apart from nearly any other vendor in the wedding or events industry.  … [Read more…]

Friends of the Friendless?  The Pawning Planners Philosophy…

When I’m asked if I will help anyone- the answer is if it’s within my power and travel distance- yes!  The families who come to me for help often have nowhere else to turn.  My twin sister and I answer a lot of questions when folks wonder why we do what we do to help … [Read more…]

The Pawn (Or Trade) And The Pawning Planners Process…

Trying to think of everything to keep couples budgets low isn’t easy or predictable!  When families come to me with their idea of a Dream Event, I’m forced to “figure out” how to pull it off- often with very little money or with a trade that I refurbish and sell to cover expenses and pay … [Read more…]

Drunk At The Rehearsal? Inlaws & Outlaws Spoil The Fun For Everyone…

Let’s face it, not everyone is always “happy” at a wedding and adding alcohol to the situation is one of the worst things that I’ve seen happen when so and so doesn’t like so and so.   I once attended a rehearsal that was so stressful for everyone involved that I nearly left myself! What went … [Read more…]

Travels Of The Texas Twins- My Multigenerational Wedding & Event Business…

Does anyone really know what they want to be when they grow up?  I didn’t either and my childhood would be derailed by taking several jobs at a time with my twin sister, Cindy Daniel in order to get by.  We left home at 15 years old and lied about our ages in order to … [Read more…]