October, 2023

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The Value of Certification Through the Certified Wedding Planner Society

Certified Wedding Planner Society

As wedding planners, we always strive to provide the best possible service and experience for our couples. This is why pursuing certification through the Certified Wedding Planner Society (CWPS) is invaluable for taking your career to the next level. CWPS is globally recognized as the leader in training and certification for wedding planners. Going through their comprehensive certification process shows couples you have the expertise, experience, and ethics to be trusted with their most precious

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Make It Easy for Your Guests to RSVP Yes To Your Destination Wedding!

Love at First Travel

When it comes to Wedding Planning (Destination Wedding or not), it can seem almost impossible to make everyone happy. Certainly when I chose to have a destination wedding, there were people who would have preferred that I didn’t. When I was considering having a local wedding, there were people who were also unhappy that I […] The post Make It Easy for Your Guests to RSVP Yes To Your Destination Wedding!

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A Guide to Great Wedding Welcome Bags

Elegante by Michelle J

Wedding ‘welcome bags’ have been incredibly popular at our couples’ weddings this year, and are a generous and effective way of helping your friends and family settle in and fully immerse themselves in the experience. However, not all welcome bags were created equal! Having guided many of our couples through this element of the planning process in 2023, we’ve put together a guide to great wedding welcome bags.

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An Autumn Inspired BoHo Wedding in Hutto, Texas with Butterscotch Details

The Road to Marriage

I first met Christine, a few years ago, when she was a bridesmaid in her brother Robin’s wedding. Imagine how lucky I felt when I got the call that she was getting married, and wanted my help planning her autumn inspired wedding. Christine said, “Helayne was the wedding planner for my brother’s wedding and when it was my turn, I knew right away I wanted to use her services.” As a corporate event planner, Christine is conscientious, organized, and resourceful.

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How Do I Know My Budget?

Busy Bee's Events

My advice in the beginning of the process is to enjoy the little butterflies that form when you first get engaged, take in the happiness, and remember no matter where your wedding plans take you, it is not worth losing sleep or fighting with your loved ones. A wedding day is a day to celebrate your love with your closest family and friends, never forget that.

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A Bluegrass & BBQ Destination Wedding Welcome Party at High Hampton

Rebecca Rose Events

Madison and Rich’s destination wedding weekend in Cashiers, North Carolina at High Hampton, was easily a highlight of our 2022 season. With incredible lakeside views, fresh mountain air, and the most perfect weather imaginable, we felt downright giddy about producing this celebratory weekend in such a picturesque setting. After kicking off the weekend with a beautiful, intimate rehearsal dinner in the wine room on Thursday evening, and a Friday morning lakefront rehearsal followed by a picklebal

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How I Became a Destination Wedding Planner (+ How to Become a Destination Wedding Planner in 2023)

Love at First Travel

How to become a destination wedding planner: That’s a good question! Today, I’m sharing how I personally became a destination wedding planner, but I also included things to consider if you are thinking this might be the dream job. It really is a dream job by the way. It is also one of the most […] The post How I Became a Destination Wedding Planner (+ How to Become a Destination Wedding Planner in 2023) appeared first on Showit Blog.

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Should You Use Your Wedding Planner’s Recommended Suppliers For Your Wedding?

Elegante by Michelle J

When planning your wedding, having the right suppliers can be the difference between being absolutely blown away and feeling pockets of stress throughout the day. This is especially important for destination weddings, and is just one of the many reasons couples often choose to work with a wedding planner. As you go through the planning journey with a reputable planner, you will find they are likely to recommend suppliers they have built relationships with and worked with before.

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How To Choose the Best Online Registration Software – The Ultimate Guide

Eventtia

Online registration software is a cloud-based solution that allows organizers to manage the entire event registration process from start to finish. It offers a user-friendly interface for attendees to easily register for events, providing organizers tools to track registrations, collect payments, manage attendee data, and generate reports. Professionals can use this solution to host a wide range of events, from retail workshops or fireside chats to large conferences and product launches.

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17 Event Technology Ideas To Elevate the Guest Experience

Planning Pod

With event attendee expectations shifting, event organizers are on the lookout for fresh ways to create memorable experiences—and that’s where event technology can be a game-changer. Event technology has become a powerful tool for event planners, offering wide-ranging solutions to elevate any event experience with a wow-worthy impact. From augmented reality to AI-powered chatbots and event management platforms, recent advancements in event tech are taking the events industry by storm.

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Madison and Rich’s Rehearsal Dinner at High Hampton

Rebecca Rose Events

It’s hard to think of a more perfect way to launch a destination wedding weekend in the mountains than with an intimate, family-only ceremony followed by a newlywed portrait session in High Hampton’s famous dahlia garden and celebratory cocktails, dinner, and toasting with the wedding party. That’s just what this Thursday evening in September held in store for Madison and Rich, and we felt so honored to be a part of bringing this vision to life.

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Wedding Planner Podcast: Setting Up Events With Your Soulmate - Unpacking the Challenges

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Over this 3-part series, we are going to tackle how personal relationship can evolve into a successful professional partnership. My husband, Philip and I embarked on this journey in the wedding planning industry and let me tell you, it was no easy ride. We braved the storm of transitioning from soulmates to professional partners with our fair share of hurdles and triumphs.

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What is a lead magnet and how to use it to grow your business

Honeybook

A lead magnet is one of the best ways to capture potential clients who are interested in your expertise. Use these lead magnet ideas to get started and leverage content to build your email list! Digital lead generation is an extremely powerful tool for independent businesses. It enables you to nurture interested clients and create […] The post What is a lead magnet and how to use it to grow your business appeared first on HoneyBook.

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Wedding Business Marketing Ideas: 5 Strategies for Success

Carissa Kruse Weddings

This blog highlights the need for a comprehensive marketing strategy for wedding businesses, considering methods such as understanding the ideal client through interviews, utilizing styled shoots and wedding shows, and harnessing the power of guest posting and podcast appearances. With tailored strategies discussed, wedding professionals can explore and implement these marketing ideas based on their unique requirements and target clientele.

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The Complete Guide to Creating a Budget for an Event

Eventtia

Creating a comprehensive event budget is crucial for ensuring the optimal performance of any type of event. It serves as a financial roadmap, providing a clear view of all expenses and revenues associated with the event. By creating an effective event budget plan, organizers can exercise financial control and achieve maximum returns on their investments.

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How To Start A Catering Business In 2024

Planning Pod

Thinking about turning your dreams of entrepreneurship into a reality? Starting a catering business can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Plus, the idea of creating delicious dishes, serving them to clients at events, and seeing your culinary vision come to life is undoubtedly exciting. So, how can you turn your passion for food into a thriving business?

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Peyton & Danny’s Rehearsal Dinner in Reynolda Village

Rebecca Rose Events

Every proper wedding weekend needs a kickoff event or two. After all, if a destination wedding guest experience is a crescendo, then the buildup is everything. Though this particular weekend of celebration took place right here in Winston-Salem, it was a destination for nearly all of the guests, so we didn’t skip a beat in making sure that everyone had an exceptional time here in our own hometown… from start to finish.

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Wedding Planner Podcast: Wedding Shaming & Fostering Vendor Relationships

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Picture this: you're scrolling through your social media, and you stumble upon a stunning wedding cake made by the bride herself. This is what happened to Lily Mendoza, who skyrocketed to viral fame, navigating a deluge of both cheers and jeers from netizens worldwide. Caught in the crosshairs of 'wedding shaming', she turned this into an opportunity to showcase her passion and talent, proving that every cloud indeed has a silver lining.

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Simple Rhythms for Success

Techystalk

This is my office/studio. Simple, right? But from this office, I’ve produced many virtual events for clients. I write content. I execute logistical planning for our event planning clients. I generate over six figures in revenue. From this little, simple corner in my basement with my yoga pants on and coffee always in hand. As I scroll through tons of online reels and stories, it strikes me how obsessed our society has become with get-rich-quick schemes, and all these posts making it seem like ev

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Iceland Hidden Gem: Trollafoss Hike

Iceland Wedding Planner

Folklore about elves and trolls is deep-seated in the culture in Iceland. After all when you travel around the country there are areas that can feel enchanted or that you’re not alone. Further, rock formations will often make you do a second take. Why? Because they look like a face or resemble something turned to stone. Today we would love to share with you a Iceland hidden gem named Trollafoss.

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The Ultimate Event Planning Checklist: 7 Phases to Create a Winning Event

Eventtia

Whether you’re on the brink of planning a first event or are a seasoned professional revising your event planning checklist, this guide aims to be your trusted roadmap. Based on 10 years of experience, working with thousands of event professionals from iconic brands such as Perrier-Jouet, Pierre Fabre group and Kaspersky, our team has decided to share our ultimate event planning checklist with you today.

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20 years of wedding planning

WeddingPlanner Stockholm

As I sit down to write this blog post, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey that the past 20 years as a wedding planner have been. It’s a journey that has taken me to places I never imagined. Places filled with moments of joy, challenges, and countless unforgettable memories. This summer season, in particular, has been a record-breaker in every sense.

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6 Steps To Building Your Wedding Guest Look

Weddings From The Heart

Photo Credit: Dimitar Veselinov via Pixabay CC0 License If your friend or relative is getting married, this is an exciting time for everyone involved. However, you will likely feel the pressure to look your best at the big bash.

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A Millennial’s Ultimate Wedding Playlist

P3 Events

Tired of the same old song suggestions? Me too! Take a look at a few playlist ideas for every type of couple! When I was little I remember telling my Mom that “we [our generation] was going to have weird wedding songs,” I think I was on to something before my time… Drop it Low may get YOU ready to dance but your grandma may have some questions.

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Reinvention

Techystalk

This is perhaps the hardest part of reinventing yourself. I’ve experienced this SO. MUCH. over the past few years as I’ve become a mom, our events landscape has changed so drastically, and life has just …happened… My goals, values and hopes have changed, but it’s taken me a while to step into that fear of change & rebrand and build something new.

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Interview: In Person Marketing At Wedding Shows

KJ and Co.

Marketing is an incredibly important piece of your wedding business puzzle. But you already know that, right? Hopefully by now you’ve seen me blog endlessly on tips for social media and more. But have you thought about in-person marketing to grow your wedding business and meet potential clients? I wholeheartedly believe in wedding shows to connect with engaged couples.

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Central Oregon Wedding Venue Spotlight: Sunriver Resort

Ponderosa Planning

Sunriver Resort is a quintessential Central Oregon wedding venue. We love planning weddings there! Nestled in the destination town of Sunriver, it’s not just picturesque but a hub for all kinds of recreational activities, including golfing, rafting, biking, and craft beer drinking. Sunriver Resort is one of our favorite venues for weddings year-round because they offer abundant indoor and outdoor spaces for celebrating your day.

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Wedding Industry Conferences: Which One Should I Attend?

OFD Consulting

In the last fifteen years, the wedding industry has exploded with wedding conferences, workshops, and general opportunities for continuing education. While it’s certainly fantastic to have so many things to consider, you can quickly become overwhelmed with all of the options if you aren’t careful. So the question remains—which wedding industry conference is the best fit for me?

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What You Need to Know About Creating a Vegetarian or Vegan Wedding Menu

Weddings From The Heart

There was a time when the only menu options for vegetarian wedding guests were salad and a meatless pasta dish. Yes, it did the trick, and ensured that all your guests got fed a complete meal.

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WII 128 – Andrea Liebross on the ‘Messy Middle’ of Entrepreneurship

Timeline Genius

You’re making strides in your wedding planning business, and it’s starting to look how you envisioned. But how does it feel? Are you finding joy and balance in all aspects of your business? Oftentimes, creative entrepreneurs see the profits they hoped for, get the bookings they wanted, and see growth in their business. But it feels off. Maybe you’re burdened by the many roles you have to play as a business owner, or maybe there’s a feeling of guilt over the time you put into your work, or you si

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Allow Me to (Re)introduce Myself

Techystalk

Allow me to (re)introduce myself. While I’m starting a brand new Instagram account, my mission isn’t new. I’m an independent event planner who loves what I do, but also loves my family and having a LIFE! I’ve been building my business for nearly 15 years and am excited to share what I’ve learned (and am still learning!!) about doing meaningful work, making money, finding life balance and keeping the focus always on my values.