Holidays at ValdeCamp Manor
ValdeCamp Manor is all dressed up for the holiday parties it’s hosting this year! Photographer Sheldon Botler did an absolutely amazing job capturing the cozy-yet-stylish surroundings that ValdeCamp Manor offers… Read more
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
“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!
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
“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!
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
“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!
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
“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
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!
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
“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
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
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
“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.
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?
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?
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
“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