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The Back-Up Plan (And No, We Don’t Mean Your Partner!) Okay, so the original plan — the dream — was a destination wedding...
Okay, so the original plan — the dream — was a destination wedding: an exquisite, rollicking respite to the white-washed shores of Páros in the Greek Cyclades, complete and replete with that European summer feeling, a goddess-like tan, and enough dolmades and baklava...read more
Don’t be Distant, Just Considerate. “Distant.” Ugh. That word doesn’t exactly fit into our event planning world of celebration, love and connection. But we’ve had to buckle up and embrace social distancing, and we’ve found a lot of positives along the way.
“Distant.” Ugh. That word doesn’t exactly fit into our event planning world of celebration, love and connection. But we’ve had to buckle up and embrace social distancing, and we’ve found a lot of positives along the way. Just like anything in life, you can choose to...read more
What 2020 Taught Us “Celebrations are the punctuation marks that make sense of the passage of time; without them, there are no beginnings and no endings. Life becomes an endless series of Wednesdays." -David Campbell.
“An endless series of Wednesdays” is definitely one way to describe what most of 2020 felt like. With all this time we’ve had to reflect (and cry and laugh and make banana bread) we’ve discovered quite a few important lessons this year, but the one that really sticks...read more
The world of the “new normal” is here and that means a new normal for your wedding day too. Innovative ideas around how to pull off a beautiful (yes we said beautiful!) Covid-compliant weddings have sprung up quickly, but the truth is it’s a work in progress. We’re...read more
I write this on a public holiday and level 3 of South Africa’s national lockdown. I can’t help but think what I would have done if we were not in lockdown. The first thing that comes to mind is a braai with my family. The last glimpse of summer is shining as autumn...read more
It’s a proper noun: capital M. Small y. Followed by a big “Why?” - and then, a big sigh. This poor derelict of a day has earned its rep as some kind of apocalypse starting-block that has brought many a C.E.O, artist, billionaire, full time mom and/or student to a...read more
“How about Shirley?” “You mean Shirley Shots from your first-year party crew?” “Okay okay. Justin?” “No, he never stops staring at my-“ “Okay okay, Phiwe?” “Mmm…” Guest lists. They can be cutthroat. Whether you’ve got a limited capacity or you’re trying to coordinate...read more
Four Kettles and a Wedding It’s your special day and you can’t contain your excitement. It’s your fairytale moment, your once in a lifetime and happily ever after. It’s your beautiful cake, your sparkling dress, all the people you love under one roof and 12 brand spanking new toasters.
You know that fondue set your parents got for their wedding that they used maybe twice? Uh-huh! That’s all we’re saying. No one really needs a fondue set, guys. Plus you’re lactose intolerant! And you know what? Your friends don’t want to get you a fondue set. They...read more
We’ve got to stop meeting like this There’s a cool way to platter, and there’s a far less cool way to platter.
It’s a Wednesday, the furthest day from either side of the weekend and you’re stuck in a conference room for client meetings all day long. At least you have that egg mayo sandwich platter to look forward to…not.Yes, it’s easy to order in the same-old sausage rolls and...read more
Classy Cool Hacks for a Helluva Party 3 have-to-hacks on how to keep the class and the cool at your function
Before you go all ‘Bridget Jones’ on your turkey or ‘Meet Joe Black’ on your company conference or, even, the ‘Hangover Part III’ on your barmie, hold up a minute. At FineLine Events we are pretty particular about capping a special occasion with just the right amount...read more
Picture the audience naked. Wait, no- you’re naked? Why is everyone naked? Despite what your fifth grade English teacher may have told you, there doesn’t need to be irrational imagery of nudity when it comes to giving a speech. With the exception, maybe, of the cute...read more