Day of the Diva

Calling all Brides-to-be, Mother's of the Bride, Maid's/Matron's of Honor, Bridesmaids and anyone else that will be wrapped up and tied up with wedding planning in the near future!

Before you take another step you have got to get your Wedding Etiquette in check! Come meet me "The Etiquette Lady" Live and In Person at an awesome event just for you. It's the Day of the Diva Women's Expo & Bridal Showcase.

Sunday November 2, 2008
11:30 to 3:00 pm

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa 71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

I'd love to meet you future Brides at the Day of the Diva Women's Expo and Bridal Show. I'll be the featured speaker. Join me as I dish my wedding etiquette tips along with:

From HGTV Design Star - Stephanie Cook 2008 finalist, Dr. Boogie stylist from "Shear Genius". There will be lots of free give-aways and one lucky bride will win a designer gown!

Admission is FREE!!!

Exquisite Weddings Magazine

Ever been asked to do the honors of a toast at a friend or family members wedding? Once asked, etiquette questions coming popping out everywhere. Which means we all could use a bit of help. Well writer Glen Beres examines the topic for Exquisite Weddings Fall/Winter issue. Cool thing is he came to me for my input and advice. Good looking out Glen!! The issue is on stands now.
Etiquette Expert Opinion: Read "6 Tips for Great Toasts" HERE

Ellen & Portia Get Married

Recently in the State where I live (California) the ban was lifted for same sex marriages. So now (or for now how ever you want to put it) it's legal to get married to a person of the same sex.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are one of the first celebrity couples to get married under the new law. There are lots of regular folks out there that will and are planning on doing the same thing.

So what does one do when invited to wedding ceremony of a couple who are of the same sex?

Etiquette Expert Opinion:
Regardless of your opinion or beliefs. Just wish the couple well.

Don't take this as your opportunity to rant about the law or their lifestyle (Whether yo are for or against it - ranting is annoying).

If you are invited and chose not to attend, just RSVP in the same manner you would any other wedding (check the little line that say "will not attend"). Don't make a big thing out of it.

If yo do attend keep in mind there are some folks who might be uncomfortable with the play by play report. Be fair to all parties, and considerate of who you're speaking to when sharing information.