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How Destination Weddings Changed The Course of My Business

Have you ever been curious about the world of destination weddings? Maybe you’ve seen pictures of exotic locations and have witnessed how specialists, like me get to travel to tropical destinations to check them out and experience them first hand. That is a big lure to this business, I mean, who doesn’t love to travel?…

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Just a Girl and her Pearls

You may not be aware that the word “pearls” is used in conjunction with wisdom. If you didn’t, now you know! I have to say that I love pearls. I never realized how much I liked them until I went to Bora Bora where they have the Tahitian Pearl. OMG! The most valuable Tahitian pearls…

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Who Are You Attracting?

bride wearing wedding gown

Have you ever known anyone who built their own pond? My boss from my very first job created his own pond in his yard and filled it with the fish of his choice. Of course, he would bore me with the details of the fish he was purchasing, but it brought him a lot of…

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Our Luxury Stay At The Peninsula In Chicago

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Do you delight like this? 💖 Lou and I recently stayed at The Peninsula in Chicago for the first time. It has been a hotel that I’ve wanted to stay at for a long time, so it was a surreal moment to walk through those doors and officially check in. 😍 Before we were inside,…

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One Of My Favorite Recipes

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I love the holidays; the decorations, movies, family time and food! 🎄 In my family, the treats are a sacred part of the tradition. It simply isn’t Christmas time without these tasty morsels. One of them is chocolate and peanut butter balls called bonbons. Here’s the thing. Even though I’ve made bonbons every year…

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Run, Run As Fast As You Can

Lou Santini with two kids from church with gingerbread houses

“You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread man!” This weekend Lou mentored a couple of the boys from church. We had them over to make gingerbread houses. It was a kit that was basically pre-made and all they needed to do was decorate it. Of course, the pictures on the box look perfect and professional,…

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Are You Serious?

I remember the first time I got serious about my business and building it to be something more than just “extra income.” It was 2012 and I had been having successes with my destination wedding and honeymoon business, but I felt like I was working really hard for the money I was making. Sure, I…

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How Hot Chocolate Is The Key To Booking More Clients in 2020!

Recently Lou and I went to Grand Rapids to celebrate our anniversary. Our celebration a month late? But we won’t go there! 😂 Our celebration started with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert, a stay in a corner suite at JW Marriott and a stroll the next morning in downtown Grand Rapids. We stopped into a…

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Do You Want To Be A Destination Wedding Planner?

tami santini working on a laptop

I want your job! Over the years, I have heard this phrase so many times. “I want your job!” or “Are you hiring?” or “How do I do what you do?” While the statements are kind and understandable, everyone always wants the end result of something, right? These remarks come to me when I’m traveling…

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The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker

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If you are an entrepreneur like me, most days you find yourself doing a variety of tasks that you either dislike, aren’t good at or even dread doing! The concept of being an entrepreneur and working for yourself, making your own way, blazing your own trail and leading the charge is exciting and invigorating. When…

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5 Ways To Get 5-Star Reviews: Tip #5

tami santini wearing yellow top by the beach view

Tip #5: 💰 Charge a Planning Fee 💰 Charging a professional planning fee (even when you are going to make thousands on the group travel/bookings) is a must! Your time is valuable. Your services are valuable. You are a professional and anyone planning a wedding knows that there are going to be fees to secure…

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5 Ways To Get 5-Star Reviews: Tip #4

Tami Santini wearing dress by the beach view

Tip #4: 🤝 Work with the Right Person 🤝 This is an area that I failed in so many times I cringe. Here’s the thing, all the resorts look great online and there is no way I could get to all the places before starting my business. I had to trust that the resort would…

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