Marjorie Maxfield

"To Wed beautifully is to share your heart and soul with another as you begin you life; 

to Live beautifully is to dwell in the heart and the soul!"

"Live, wed and write, beautifully!

Why America Listens to 

Best-selling Author,

National Etiquette, Wedding and Stationery Expert 

Guest Speaker and Columnist

Meet Marjorie Maxfield

At the forefront of the etiquette, wedding and stationery industries,
and a key figure in the current communications revolution,
Marjorie Maxfield is one of the key players that shapes the national conversation.

by appointment:

Wedding and Personal Stationery
Etiquette Expertise

request availability:

National guest speaking engagements
National book signing events
National bridal shows

National Speaking Engagements, Book Signings

Waldorf Towers, New York City
New York Stationery Show, Javits Center

National Association of Wedding Planners, Houston, Texas
Bridal Showcase,
Washington, D.C. 

Rocky Mountain Bridal Show, Denver, Colorado
Wedding Showcase,
Houston, Texas

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Houston, Texas

Largest Episcopal church in U.S.
St. Michael Catholic Church Houston, Texas
Largest Catholic church in Texas
Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, Texas
American Museum Society Houston, Texas
The MMM Annual Classes, Atlanta, Georgia

Ceron Salon, Houston, Texas
PS The Letter, Fort Worth, Texas

River Oaks Book Store, Houston, Texas
Rice Lecture Series, Houston, Texas
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Houston, Texas
Tanglewood Gifts, Houston, Texas

Since 1989 a Texas Retail Icon

Tanglewood Pharmacy, Tanglewood Gifts, 25 years

National press calls, "Store of the rich and famous,"

Past Presidents, First Ladies, Astronauts, sports legends,
rock and movie stars ,celebrities, socialites, and Texas legends,
attorneys, physicians, clergy and businessmen
consider Marjorie Maxfield their stationery source.

Crane & Company
Number one in country, 2012

Lallie, the art of stationery
Top Five for two decades

Olympic Gold Medalist, Mary Lou Retton,
Marjorie's first bride.


Financial Talk Show

Created the first financial talk shows for television and radio
in country in 1980

Channel 8, television, Houston, Texas
KTRH, radio, Houston, Texas
Dan Rather, CBS, broadcast interview in 1980


Innovation of the design and print of invitations
on computer/printer

Created luxury box as invitation

Innovated monogram calligraphy
on wedding invitations


First graphic artist/firm in Houston
to design and process advertising on a computer, 1985

Personal vitae

Marjorie is married to Jim Maxfield for 45 years.
They met in San Antonio, while he was a graduate student at Trinity University in Hospital Administration
Marjorie graduated 
with a degree in Philosophy, in three years, also from Trinity University.

They married at Trinity University.

They have resided in Houston, Texas ever since. 

Jim is a pharmacist with a degree from the University of Texas and owner of Tanglewood Pharmacy.

They married at Trinity University.

They have resided in Houston, Texas ever since.
have one son, who also resides in Houston.


Rita Holland

Wedding planner, Emeritus

“As a Bridal Consultant of some thirty years, I think I have read probably every "how to" wedding etiquette reference book… the contemporary, the modern, the traditional, and on and on, but never have I read one so beautifully written.  You have incorporated in this book all that is important… with a wealth of knowledge, from years of experience. You have reminded us of the necessity of writing a letter, correctly wording an invitation, sending a card or a thank you note, and the use of beautiful paper. You have brought the beauty of 'letter writing' into the twenty first century. "Where have all the flowers gone?" page thirty-six, only serves to remind us of how important the written word is. You have given a reference book knowledge elegance and beauty. I shall treasure this book.”

Richard May

Stationers Guild


“Marjorie is refreshingly hip and deftly moves between the traditional and what’s in vogue in wedding, stationery etiquette without losing her balance or sense of humor. This short and entertaining book is an educational quick read for those interested in fine stationery and custom wedding invitations. With etiquette and civility often overlooked, in today’s wedding planning, Bridal couples can save themselves much angst and many wrong turns by purchasing Marjorie Maxfield’s “The Write Stuff”.

Nancy Lowell Lashley 

Lallie, The Art of Stationery

Founder and Creative Leader

“Marjorie has a strong classic style with a fun flair all her own and a very big heart. We should all follow her advice, add your own personal touch and experience the delight of a personal note!”

Brian Lawrence 

Encore Studios 

Vice President of Sales and Marketing 

From my longtime industry experience, the internet and bridal magazines report invitation trends and etiquette which are inaccurate, outdated, or out of touch to what is really relevant to the 21st century bride. A book that focuses on stationery from an experienced stationery retailer like Marjorie Maxfield has a foundation of experiential knowledge which can never be replaced by a journalist who is writing from research.”

Dr. Carolyn Farb, hc 

Noted Philanthropist and Author

“Everyone needs a guide, and there is no one that fills the role better than Marjorie Maxfield. With Marjorie, everything is appropriate, creative and timely. She establishes the rules of proper etiquette and makes it  fun.” 

Jill Fortney 

Jill Fortney Productions, Inc.


“Congratulations! You have always been a pioneer and your book exemplifies your many talents.  You're starting a trend. . . I do hope it keeps the art of letter writing alive.  I highly recommend this book to all brides and grooms.” 

Cindy Parker

Third generation Houstonian and Texas Socialite 

“When planning your daughter’s wedding, you must find that special someone that you have the utmost confidence and trust. That person for me was Marjorie Maxfield.  Her attention to detail and expertise in etiquette is why she was my go to resource during all of the planning stages. In this day and age, etiquette has become a lost art, but not with Marjorie in charge. No matter what type of wedding or event, she will make sure that every detail is tended to.  I have the utmost confidence in her abilities to make a dream a reality.  Our relationship has evolved from trusted stationer to a lasting friendship.  There was no other choice for me but Marjorie Maxfield.”

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