making a difference in 2012

It may be the middle of January, but it's never too late to wish everyone out there good things, and that's what I hope your new year brings you.  Whether you're newly engaged, deep in the throes of planning your event, or a vendor getting back into the swing of things after the holidays, I hope 2012 has been and continues to be your best year yet. Here at Pretty Entertaining we're excited about what the next twelve months will be bringing us and our clients, and we're really excited about our plans for giving back:

This year, we'll be donating a portion of each client's fee to one of two organizations.

Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit with chapters nationwide working to provide weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious life-changing challenges.  Since its founding in 2010, the organization has granted weddings and vow renewals to over 30 couples, and has built a network of thousands of wedding vendors who volunteer their services to make these celebrations happen.

MarriageEqualityUSA is a national organization working to secure civil marriage equality for all Americans, regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation.  Through marches, educational forums, media campaigns, various community alliances, and even the first-ever same-sex wedding expo, they're working toward the day when all American citizens will enjoy the right to a legally-recognized civil marriage.

So if you're working with us this year -- and we hope you are! -- there'll be a new question on our client questionnaire:  Where do you want your donation to go?  Make your choice and we'll send off a donation in your name after your event has wrapped up.

Together with our clients, we're looking forward to making at least a small difference to these hugely worthy organizations this year, and we can't wait to get started!