Gleeful Wedding Planning or What one wedding planner thought of the latest episode of Glee!

Logo for Fox TV's GleeI am a huge fan of Glee, maybe it is my past life in chorus or the fact that I was probably the only person who listened  to the Broadway music station on Sirius but after each episode I just have a smile on my face.  Last night’s Furt episode was no exception as it combined music and weddings two of my favorite things.

The Sue Sylvester character decided that her one and only, was well,  her one and only and was going to marry herself, and referred to her wedding as a  Red Letter Day.  Hmm… have the Glee writers been reading Red Letter Event Planning‘s marketing materials?

There were two other characters that decided to tie the knot-and Kurt the openly gay character with fabulous taste was their wedding planner (as the groom was his Dad)-the colors of Russett and Cognac were in his words (and I agree) the perfect fall palette. 

The episode also included a choregraphed walk down the aisle that was inspired by this couple a year ago.  Though I have not had a wedding where there was aisle choreography ( I cannot even imagine how long THAT rehearsal would be), one trend that was in the Glee wedding has really taken off and that is choreographing your first dance.  

At the Kenilworth Club Bridal Fair this past month we welcomed to the stage Xixi from Chicago Wedding Dance  and she gave us this amazing demo.

Many shows do “weddings” however Glee incorporated pop culture, trends and style to the delight of this wedding planner not to mention they know every wedding should be a “Red Letter Day”.

Till next time in the words of Coach Sue Sylvester-I hope your next special event is a Red Letter Day

A Party for Every Budget

Required reading as the holidays kick off- We were so excited to participate in this month’s Shore Magazine-article on party planning great ideas for throwing parties on small, medium and large budgets.

Till next time I hope your next special event is a Red Letter Day

Lead consultant at Red Letter Event Planning, receives Accredited Bridal Consultant™ designation held by only forty eight worldwide.

I am so excited about this designation, and humbled to be recognized in this fabulous industry. 


Robyn Bruns, President and founder of Red Letter Event Planning has received the designation of Accredited Bridal Consultant from the Association of Bridal Consultants.  She is one of three in Illinois and one of forty eight worldwide to hold this prestigious designation.

 This peer-reviewed designation is awarded to a Professional Bridal Consultantthat has demonstrated a commitment to the wedding planning profession, received ongoing education, and delivers outstanding client service.  Robyn Bruns said of the designation, “this acknowledgement belongs to all the couples I have worked with over the last five years, I have been inspired by them and will always be honored to be part of someone’s wedding day.”  As the lead consultant on all weddings Red Letter Event Planning produces, Bruns is known for her unique combination of creativity and organization, traits she brings to all her events. 

About the Association of Bridal Consultants

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1981.  They have over 40,000 members worldwide.  ABC is a membership organization designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve professionalism of members. 

About Red Letter Event Planning

Red Letter Event Planning (RLEP) a boutique wedding and event planning firm founded in 2005 by Robyn Bruns, Accredited Bridal Consultant™ is based in Glenview, Illinois.  RLEP creates stylish, graceful and well coordinated events that reflect a client’s personality and lifestyle.  RLEP’s events have taken place at numerous locations including Chicago’s Navy Pier, The John Hancock Building and The John G. Shedd Aquarium.

For additional information contact:

Red Letter Event Planning

(773) 266-0601




Till next time I hope your next special event is a “Red Letter Day”

A Thank You

I received this thank you note from a Mother of a Bride-I literally teared up as I read it.  This makes all the hard work worthwhile.  I worked on this wedding for over 1.5 years so I really got to know the family so this thank you means so much-her words cannot say it any better why I do what I do.  Congratulations to Molly and Dan-we hope to share pictures from the wedding really soon.

Hi Robyn,  I’m a little late with this, but I had 2 major events after the wedding and I was out of town for most of October.  I want to thank you for everything you did to help make Molly’s wedding successful – And I definately consider it to be a success!  I thank you for hooking us up with some quality vendors that I never would have gathered without you.  We loved Rich, dj Mike was great, the flowers were beautiful and the linens were striking.  Everyone loved the food, the music, the ambiance!  I appreciated the counsel and the informed opinions that you shared with me about many things that I was unsure about. 

Also, thank you for everything you did the weekend of the wedding.  The room looked beautiful.  I never could have done that on my own!  Thanks to you everything went off without a hitch.  I totally let you handle all the details and you totally took care of them.  I never gave any of those details a thought and I was free to have a lot of fun during the whole day!  This was a once in a lifetime deal for us – No mulligans – and we thank you sincerely for helping us host what several people said to me was the “best” wedding they had ever been to.
Many thanks and much appreciation,

Till next time I hope your next special event is a Red Letter Day