Mrytle Beach Hosts Peggy Post

Peggy Post signing books at The Wedding Celebration in Mrytle Beach, SC. Photo credit: Kate Philip

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

Peggy's gracious hostess, Ginger of Peaches & Cream.

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.


  1. Elizabeth Pohl

    I am hosting a couples shower for a close friend and her fiance. I am hosting it along with three other people. If I am hosting the shower, is it customary to also give a gift, or is the shower the gift? Would the four of us go in together on a gift? I would like to know what the true etiquette should be in this situation. Thanks!

  2. Alicia

    Shower can be the gift or a seperate gift is often given. If all the hostesses wish to go together on a gift that is a lovely but not required option.
    So in other words you can do whatever you want on the gifts as all three options are polite and reasonable.

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