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					As I discussed in my last blog, the web is creating smaller and smaller worlds via
social media and event planning companies. I met Noa Gafni of Webutantes by an
article someone mentioned on either Twitter or Linkedin. I can't remember it's getting
so confusing. Anyway, the article was about wedding planning ideas.

In particular, this article was a mini- wedding planning guide and provided wedding
planning ideas and resources. What caught my eye though was the resource
discussion because they were listed for people who are on a budget and cannot afford
wedding coordinators.

I then used my acquired social media skills and tracked Noa down for the pitch. She
loved the idea of budgets but instead of adding to the already mentioned wedding
planning ideas she posted, she requested an article on how to throw a cocktail party on
a budget. That topic was right up my alley and I sent her information that included
advice and links for invitations, music and food. I even included a menu that was
easy-to-make. Many of the helpful tips I used in the article are based upon my
experience working for other event planning companies as well as my own.

A funny note here, I thought my social media skills were pretty up-to-date but paled in
comparison to Noa's. She edited my article and listed links to music and invitation
websites that were more current. Then again, I am still learning this medium; she is
well-versed and experienced in social media.

The menu I provided her also got me to venture out beyond my known sources since
she requested recipes from various sites. I provided her with great easy-to-make
appetizers such as the red-salmon dip, mushroom rolls, sun dried tomato and olive
tapenade bruschetta, but also gave her some new recipes too. The honey lemon
chicken skewers with vegetables and the mini-peppermint cheesecakes with chocolate
chips were two new recipes I researched for her blog. What I liked about these two
hors d'oeuvres were that they fit right into my mantra - make it simple, fast and
delicious.

You can view the full article and get the recipes on Noa's blog. Again, it all comes
down to social media and event planning companies and how we are all connected via
the web. The blog that acts as a mini- wedding planning guide for those brides
searching for wedding planning ideas can also be found posted on the September 8,
2009 Webutantes blog.

Until next time, remember to have fun and be a guest at your own event!

				
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