Santa Clarita! This Saturday, We’re Walking for Kids with Cancer

Santa Clarita! This Saturday, We’re Walking for Kids with Cancer

Walk and support this Saturday at College of the Canyons! Registration is at 8AM. Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Annual Walk for Kids with Cancer is a celebration of the lives of… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom from Winston Churchill

Wednesday Wisdom from Winston Churchill

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill It’s easy to get caught up in event minutiae when you’re in prep mode — and that means… Read more

Pro Tip: Play With Your Food!

Pro Tip: Play With Your Food!

Raise your hand if you have been served at least ONE typical Deli Buffet at a meeting in the last 30 days!  Yes, it is a safe menu that covers… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom from Douglas H. Everett

Wednesday Wisdom from Douglas H. Everett

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas… Read more

Meet Us at the Bridal Show on March 3rd!

Meet Us at the Bridal Show on March 3rd!

SONDRA WAGNER EVENTS will be exhibiting at the Bridal Show on Sunday, March 3rd, at the Santa Anita Golf Course! It’s a great opportunity for us to meet newly-engaged couples… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom from Leonard Bernstein

Wednesday Wisdom from Leonard Bernstein

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein As an event professional you, likely, never feel like there’s enough time…. Read more

Valentine Engagements Lead to Engagement Parties!

Valentine Engagements Lead to Engagement Parties!

Valentines Day, the BIGGEST DAY for proposing, has come and gone…and now a bunch of Engagement Parties need to be planned! If you got engaged last week – CONGRATULATIONS! If… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom from Lester R Bittel

Wednesday Wisdom from Lester R Bittel

“Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.” – Lester R Bittel The moment you see the full picture — the excited… Read more

Plated Meals Versus Buffets

Plated Meals Versus Buffets

There is a widespread myth that opting for a buffet meal will save you money over a served entrée. Incorrect! Chefs have to prepare more food per person for buffets,… Read more

The BIG DAY for Engagements is Coming!

The BIG DAY for Engagements is Coming!

Are you or somebody you know popping THE QUESTION on Valentine’s Day next week? Any engagements over the holidays? Yes? Well, that means a wedding is coming, and SONDRA WAGNER… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom from Warren Buffett

Wednesday Wisdom from Warren Buffett

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ― Warren Buffett It’s hard to see how incredible the fruits of your labor will… Read more

Hors d’Oeuvres

Hors d’Oeuvres

You are hosting a reception, and you quickly realize that just one small hors d’oeuvre can cost A LOT! Many venues require that when selecting your menu, a minimum of… Read more

How to Accommodate Guests with Food Allergies, Food Sensitivities, or Special Dietary Requirements

How to Accommodate Guests with Food Allergies, Food Sensitivities, or Special Dietary Requirements

Speaking from experience, you absolutely must take this into consideration whether you are aware of your guests food allergies/sensitivities or not. Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event or… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom from Eddie Ross

Wednesday Wisdom from Eddie Ross

“Good planning I’ve always thought is in the details…Plan it out, make it interesting, and you’re sure to pull it off!” — Eddie Ross At the end of the day… Read more

Brides & Grooms, Your Time is Running Out.

Brides & Grooms, Your Time is Running Out.

Our promotion of 20% off of all Wedding Packages ends on Jan 31st. We announced this package at the Bridal Faire Extrordinarie – but you didn’t have to be an… Read more

Why Do I Have So Many Glasses at My Place Setting?

Why Do I Have So Many Glasses at My Place Setting?

Just like flatware, stemware is placed on the table in the order of use. Stemware forms a triangle: Water Goblet – the water goblet is placed in a position closest… Read more

Where Do I Place the Napkins?

Where Do I Place the Napkins?

The napkin is folded or put in a napkin ring and placed either to the left of the forks or on the center of the dinner plate. Sometimes, a folded… Read more

Wednesday Wisdom

“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.” (unknown) For the best event planners, “good enough” is never enough. If there’s some little detail nagging at… Read more

Which Plate is My Bread Plate???

Which Plate is My Bread Plate???

When you sit down for a meal with multiple guests, you reach for the bread and you realize “yikes, which plate is my bread plate?”. How embarrassing if you put… Read more