by Peggy Post
I just returned from a fabulous work-related trip to Myrtle Beach. On the drive to my hotel I learned that the 60-mile stretch of South Carolina beach is one of the busiest resorts in the U.S., with 16 million annual visitors. The 350, 000 year-round residents manage to capably accommodate the influx. The beaches are beautiful and the area boasts numerous family resorts and golf courses. I was there to talk about weddings – specifically, the etiquette involved in planning weddings.
My hosts were the owners of a delightful stationery shop called Peaches & Cream. I spoke at a “Host-A-Post” event in which the stationers rolled out the red carpet for customers and visitors. I answered questions about wedding dilemmas like where the feuding divorced parents of the bride sit during the ceremony and also discussed various ways to word wedding invitations. I showed samples in albums of our Emily Post line of wedding invitations and stationery, produced in partnership with M.Middleton.
The next day, I was the guest speaker at the area’s largest annual wedding event, The Wedding Showcase. There were more than 800 attendees and 50-plus booths of wedding professionals presenting their goods and talents. The organizer of the
event, professional wedding consultant Cheryl Cox, has run this showcase for 14 years. It certainly appeared to be a sm
ashing success. People came from as far away as Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina to be immersed in the afternoon devoted to “all things weddings.”
I met many wonderful people during my Myrtle Beach visit. This truly was a “glamorous” trip! Many thanks to my Myrtle Beach hosts and the other hospitable people I visited with while there! These photos of my January 27 –30 visit, are compliments of one of my hosts, the awesome professional Myrtle Beach-based photographer Kate Philip.