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Wednesday, March 12, 2008


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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fonville Family Reunion

If you are part of the Fonville family and would like to attend
The 1st Annual P.A. Fonville and Hester Ann Family Reunion,
please contact AtUrBest Wedding And Event Planners @ 877-264-3579.

The Reunion will be Thursday, July 3 through Monday, July 4, 2008. The event will at hosted at The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowel Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bridal Shower Tips

Bridal Shower Tips by: Yolanda Nash

Co-ed showers are finally taking a twist and growing every day more popular. Having a co-ed shower will make everyone attending feel more welcome and will also give them a chance to get to know one another before the big day.

Give your bridal party a day to remember you by. Take them to the beach or have a barbecue but just make sure your guests are entertained and enjoying them selves. If you are having a co-ed or more traditional bridal shower it will be so much more fun when you play games or make it theme night.

If you love the beach have a pool party, if you love barbecue then cookout or if you enjoy crafts then make a special project, but just make it fun and enjoyable for all your guests and make the memories last. Make sure they can dance. So I suggest either renting video lessons or hiring a personal dancing instructor. Pick some fun dancing and also some formal dancing lessons so you have dances for all of your music.

If your reception party has a country theme, then make sure you take country dancing lessons. When the spotlight is on you and your bridal party it will be so much more fun for everyone when you know what your doing. The bridal shower is the time when all of the bride's friends all get together and everyone meet one another.

All of the bride's friends should bring something that they remember her by. They can bring friendship bracelets, class rings and photos. This will really make the shower more enjoyable and gives everyone a chance to share there memories of each other.
Author: Yolanda Nash

Saturday, March 8, 2008

How To Know Tip Etiquette

How to Know Tip Etiquette
By eHow Careers & Work Editor

You reach for the check after dinner and once again, you're stymied as to how much you are supposed to leave. Your hairdresser and the bellhop both gave you a slant-eyed look when they received their tip. There must be some sort of rule, you think. Here are some etiquette guidelines to help you feel confident tipping in any situation.

Step 1:
Leave approximately 15 percent of your meal cost when tipping a waitperson that provided you with good service. You can adjust this amount if you were very pleased or disappointed in the service.

Step 2:
Consider setting a minimum tip amount. If you order coffee and a slice of pie the tip won't amount to much if you only leave 15 percent, but the server came to your table a half a dozen times to fill your cup. A minimum tip of $2 or more will assure he is compensated for his service.

Step 3:
Give your hairdresser between 15 to 20 percent for her services. Some people don't know they are supposed to tip a stylist, but they depend upon their tips to make a living.

Step 4:
Slip a couple of dollars into your door attendant's hand if he hails a cab for you or retrieves your luggage. A dollar or two per bag is proper when the bellhop carries them to your room. The same amount goes for a valet who parks your car.

Step 5:
Tip food delivery persons, but not postal employees, when they bring packages. It's tough to keep it straight, but remember that employees of tax-funded services are legally not allowed to accept tips. However, etiquette allows you to give them a monetary gift at Christmas time if you feel they have served you well throughout the year.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Up Coming Events

AtUrBest Presents Up Coming Events

Black College Reunion 2008 - April 4-6, 2008 -- Daytona Beach, Florida

Myrtle Beach Bike Week --- May 9 -18, 2008 --- Everyone & All Motorcycles Welcome

The 2008 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference - MAy 14- 17, 200- Charlotte NC

Black Beach Week --- May 23 - May 26, 2008 --- The Atlantic Bike Beach Festival - Myrtle Beach, SC

The 9th Annual Urban Beach Week -- May 23- May 26, 2008 -- Miami Florida, South Beach

37th Annual National Assoc. Of Black Accountants - June 10-14, 2008 - Atlanta GA

Essence Music Festival - July 3-6, 2008 - New Orleans, Lousiana -

AtUrBest Wedding Expo 2008 - August 1- August 3, 2008 - Charlotte, NC

Hootie Awards - September 18-21, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV

As always if you need further information about upcoming events please contact AtUrBest Wedding And Event Planners - Email: or call 877-264-3579



Where: New Orleans, LousianaWhen: July 4-6, 2008For 13 years, Th e Essence Music Festival has been voted as the largest African American Family Festival and Empowerment Conference in the world. Over 200,000 participants make the annual trek to New Orleans for 3 days full of fun, food, festivities, entertainment, music and more.

Who Is Performing At This Year's Essence?

Jill Scott, Chris Brown, Frankie Beverly And Maze are just a few....14 more artist to be announced