Brenda Knudtson

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19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

A Traditional Breakdown of Who Pays for What in a Wedding

Though tradition has clear-cut guidelines for which family pays for what in a wedding, many modern couples and their families are looking over the …

Songs You’ll Only Hear at a Southern Wedding

Is it really a Southern wedding without “Friends in Low Places”? We don’t think so either. From toe-tappers to sweet melodies made for a first dance, …

Country Music

Here's What You Should (& Shouldn't) Put On Your Wedding Invite

In many ways, your wedding invitation is like a sneak preview for the ceremony: It's when crucial details — the time, date, and venue — are made …

Suspended – Medium

11 surprising challenges of booking a wedding venue

I got engaged last month and I’ve been on a steep learning curve ever since.<p>There are so many decisions to make, so many potential venues, so many …

No-Makeup Makeup for Your Wedding? You Can Totally Achieve the Look With These Steps

For the wedding, brides typically request a full glam makeup look from their desired makeup artist: foundation, concealer, a killer eye, blush, contour, and a nice lip (maybe throw in some false lashes). But, what about a look for brides who aren't so crazy about a beat face? The answer is quite …

The Best Guide to Being the Best Man: Duties to Expect Leading Up to the Big Day

Keep an eye on the clock the morning of the wedding to ensure the groom and all the groomsmen get to the ceremony venue on time.<p>Wrangle the groomsmen throughout the ceremony and make sure they're in the right place at the right time, organized, and presentable. (The best man will also make sure the …

Weddings

14 Swoon-Worthy Instagram Accounts to Follow for Wedding Inspo

You’ve set a date and your venue is booked for the big day — congrats! Now it’s time to tackle those nitty gritty details like picking a glorious dessert, choosing flowers, and deciding on stationery. That’s where these small-business Instagram accounts come in! They’re here to fill your feed with …

Weddings

Ultimate Guide Wedding Invitation Etiquette: When To Send Wedding Invitations, Save-the-Dates, Thank-You's & Everything Else

Weddings require <i>a lot</i> of stationery and invitations. There are so many wedding-related events and festivities that take place throughout a couple's engagement period, and they all require <i>another</i> invitation. At first glance, it can seem a little overwhelming—but not to worry. We've got the ultimate …

Weddings

9 Bridesmaid Dresses That Look Good On All Body Types

Picking bridesmaids dresses can be a dangerous game. You want trendy dresses your bridal party will love without having to break the bank. But at the …

Haven't Thought Of Your Vendors' Day-Of Attire? Here's Why You Need to Address It

<i>You’ve done your research, interviewed the pros, and are positive you’ve hired consummate professionals for your big day. The last thing for them to do now is show up and make your wedding dreams come true! No matter how talented they might be, the last thing you want is for your vendors to arrive</i> …

Weddings

Trend Alert: Espresso Bars At the Reception

We don’t know about you, but at our office and among our friends, coffee snobbery is at an all-time high. And there’s really nothing wrong with it. We just like our coffee how we like it—and we like it to be good. We’ve already told you that Millennials are hyper-focused on the food at their …

7 wedding apps that will make planning your big day a whole lot easier

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but actually planning it can make you want to pull your hair out.<p>Lucky for us, …

Weddings

How Much do Wedding Invitations Cost?

There are few pleasures in life quite as exciting as opening a wedding invitation. Recipients can't help but gush over the intricate calligraphy, the …

Weddings

10 'Something Blue' Wedding Ideas That Will Bring You Extra Luck on Your Special Day

We've all heard the old English rhyme something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. But you may not have known the meaning behind …

Weddings
Weddings

The Etiquette Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

Etiquette expert Myka Meier outlines the 10 bad habits you need to break asap.<p>You may think your manners are on point, but you could be making a gaffe without even knowing it. Just in time for peak wedding season and a social calendar full of summer dinner parties, etiquette expert Myka Meier …

Why you should always choose a wooden cutting board

<b>No other work surface compares when it comes to cleanliness, knife maintenance, and - let's be honest - attractiveness.</b><p>Ask a chef what their most …

Food Preparation