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The Value of Mentorship

Unfortunately, too many times in the wedding and events industry, mentoring can be a challenge to navigate. Some people with vast experience are afraid to share for fear of competition; while newer people may think they’re learning everything they need to know online. I think that in my twenty-plus years of wedding planning I’ve spent equal… Read More »

Time Management: Putting the Proper Tools in Place

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. As President Abraham Lincoln knew, there will only ever be 24 hours in a day. This scientific fact is true no matter how hard we try to make time magically appear.Managing your business, planning your… Read More »

5 Tips to Keep Team Communications in Check

Nothing can stall a project or spin it into chaos like uncontrolled communication. In either case, productivity comes to a standstill. Having the right detail and team communication management tools in place (like the publisher of this article, hint, hint), wedding pros can keep their clients, team members and partners linked together and informed 24/7…. Read More »

Taking Back Control: The ‘Unselfishness’ of Putting You First

  Maybe it’s just us but it seems like the volume of things to do has been turning up, and up, and up… There is so much, and it’s all of the time! From growing your business and keeping up with your clients and vendors, to fulfilling your social obligations. But what about you? Your… Read More »

Feature Spotlight: Email Templates

As a wedding professional, the narrative is yours. You are the gate keeper. You are the inventor of the process and tone of communication between yourself and your clients. Communication. That’s our bread and butter. Poor communication can make or break the whole planning experience and planning requires us to use multiple documents and forms… Read More »

Streamline Your Process In 3 Easy Steps

Ask anyone who’s owned their own business for quite some time, and they will tell you that if you don’t control your business, your business will surely control you. Many wedding pros come up with a vision for their brand and develop a brand identity. For too many, unfortunately, it stops there. The critical “last… Read More »

Member Spotlight: Nikki Chambers of Elevee & Co.

We’re so excited to share with you our interview with Nikki Chambers of Elevee & Co. Nikki has been a wedding planner for over a decade and is here to change the perception of weddings in Delaware. From her sources for inspiration to the one thing she would change about the wedding and special events industry, we’re… Read More »

On a Direct Course for the Desert: It’s Time for Wedding MBA 2019!

Kids are back to school. The store aisles have been stuffed with Halloween paraphernalia for a month already. For some, wedding season is winding down while for others, the heat’s just now turning up. And, somewhere it’s beginning to feel a bit like Fall… there has to be somewhere, right?!. No matter what, all signs are… Read More »

Our Favorite Moments from The Big Fake Wedding Chicago

Last month, Trevor packed his bags and headed to The Big Fake Wedding in Chicago, Illinois at Company 251. The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception. Besides a big, fake wedding to connect brides and grooms with the best local… Read More »

Controlling Client Expectations: Show Them You’re The Expert

There are a few things in life that we have full control over. There are certainly aspects of your role as a wedding professional that seem out of your reach, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much control you have over your client’s expectations. When we think of expectations, we don’t think that they… Read More »

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