Saturday, October 31, 2009

hot jazz for a cool night

big band jazz was in full swing at rose hill manor on october 23, in celebration of loudoun volunteer caregivers' fundraising gala.  about 100 guests enjoyed dancing, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres at the mansion, while bidding on fun silent auction items.

Friday, October 23, 2009


what's not to love about these adorable baby shower cupcakes... go with this fun mimosa bar?!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

rsvp is weddingwire rated!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, has just announced that rsvp event planning and management is officially WeddingWire Rated 2009! WeddingWire created the annual Rated program to honor wedding professionals like rsvp event planning and management, for their excellence and to help brides and grooms easily find the right wedding professionals to match their needs.

“We are excited to unveil WeddingWire Rated 2009, now in its third year. With hundreds of thousands of reviews, WeddingWire has made it easy for engaged couples to find the nation’s very best wedding professionals,” according to Sonny Ganguly, WeddingWire’s Chief Marketing Officer. “WeddingWire Rated is an excellent way for businesses to showcase their continued success in the wedding industry.”

rsvp event planning and management currently has three reviews with a top rating of 5.0, making it eligible to hold the Rated title on the WeddingWire Network. Each review has been written by a former client and includes detailed ratings and insightful descriptions of their experiences with our services. These reviews not only enhance our credibility, but also help differentiate our business within the WeddingWire Network.

rsvp event planning and management would like to thank our past brides and grooms for taking the time to review our services on WeddingWire.

If you are a past client of rsvp event planning and management and have yet to provide us with your feedback, please visit and review our services today.


Monday, October 5, 2009

calling all grooms: should you get your bride a wedding present?

your future mother-in-law may be making hints at this, and you are probably wondering why you’re being thrown another curveball during the wedding planning process. but, yes, it’s fairly traditional for the bride and groom to exchange wedding gifts. you have probably seen this on tv or in a movie—before the wedding, the bride and groom each has someone deliver their gift to the other person—or, being a guy, maybe you have not seen this! some couples decide to exchange gifts at another time, like the day before the wedding, for example. a lot of couples choose to forego this tradition, having just spent a lot of money on the wedding itself. there is no hard and fast rule here, so feel free to be creative.

what should you get the bride? gifts for the bride usually consist of jewelry, and if you want to be very traditional you can get her diamond earrings or a pearl necklace. but this isn’t 1929 anymore, so some grooms throw tradition to the wayside and choose something more affordable and/or appropriate for the bride, like a first edition of her favorite book or private dance lessons. some choose to get something really meaningful like an embroidered handkerchief or simply a beautiful bouquet of roses and a heartfelt hand-written note, or generally just something the groom knows the bride would really enjoy and appreciate. if all else fails, what about something she can do on the honeymoon, or something you can do together, like scuba lessons, or an extravagant dinner. or better yet, a spa day, so she can unwind from the stress of all that wedding planning!