Maybe its because I am a Southern girl, or the fact that my parents brought me up teaching me the proper way to address an adult, correcting me with my grammar mid sentence (thanks Dad) or urging me to never leave the house without my lipstick on (my Mom still does this to me) but I have always been mildly obsessed with hospitality and etiquette.
So when I got this pretty little letterpressed invitation in the mail a month ago, inviting me as a fellow Charleston wedding planner, to be a part of a luncheon hosting Peggy Post of the Emily Post Institute..I was more than excited!
Charleston is pretty much one of the best places to be a wedding planner. The city alone hosts more weddings a weekend than almost any other city, and not only that, but Charleston was voted one of the top destinations to wed. There are so many fabulous venues in the area, one of which, Coleman Hall and Chapel, who hosted this beautiful event.
For those of you who aren't quite sure who Peggy Post is, I will briefly educate you on her background. Peggy Post is the great granddaughter in law of the infamous Emily Post, who is world known for her books and columns on the education of etiquette. She has been such an important part in keeping the legacy and traditions that Emily Post built years before, and also updating them for today's ever changing world. She has written and co-written many of the books that the Emily Post Institute has published and from personal experience now, I can say she is a phenomenal speaker and educator.
The morning started off with a beautiful spread of breakfast along with a fun and delicious mimosa bar! The wedding planners mingled for a while before being led into the chapel where Peggy Post spoke to us about Etiquette in the wedding industry . We were then taken to the hall, where Cru Catering served us an amazing lunch!
One of my favorite things she talked about was defining the word Etiquette. She explained etiquette as "Whenever two people come together and their behavior effects one another". It makes perfect sense. Etiquette is a day to day experience and something that each of us encounter multiple times a day just by being ourselves. She explained the etiquette is about three main things:
Consideration: Thinking before acting
Respect: Interest in others – as they are
Honesty: Being sincere, truthful, tactful
So it makes even more sense that the most important day of a couple's life, when they share their nuptials with their closest family and friends, creates many questions on etiquette and traditions. This is why I am so grateful for the fabulous book by the Emily Post Institute that covers everything you could imagine on wedding etiquette from beginning to end.
I was lucky enough to be able to hear Peggy's thoughts on Wedding Etiquette first hand through this fabulous day, and I truly feel that every bride needs this book! No matter if you have a wedding planner or not, this book answers so many questions that are asked on a daily basis when it comes to wedding planning. I could go on and on on how fabulous I think the Emily Post industry is, and how wonderful Peggy Post is, but I will let you get this book and see for yourself how helpful it is. However, I want to share below some of the fabulous photography of the day's events which was captured by the wonderful Britt Croft Photography.
It truly was a wonderful day and I am proud to be a wedding planner in such an amazing city filled with fabulous vendors such as the ones who made this event so great!