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Real Wedding Lousiana

Real Wedding Lousiana

Planner: Donna Brian, MWP™, Love in Bloom, LLC, www.Donnabrianevents.com, Dloveinbloom@gmail.com
What Photographers Could Do to Better Cultivate a Relationship With You

What Photographers Could Do to Better Cultivate a Relationship With You

Developing great business relationships takes creativity and ingenuity. Sometimes the most dramatic difference comes from the simplest concept—help those who help you! Let’s face it, we live in a fast-moving, image-heavy world and have been for quite some time. There’s never been a time in history where images and content were shared and spread globally as much...
Real Wedding Argentina

Real Wedding Argentina

Planners: Barbara Diez Event Planners, www.BarbaraDiez.com, dolores@barbaradiez.com
Celebrate in the snow!

Celebrate in the snow!

Now is the time to plan those winter weddings Imagine a romantic, candle-lit ceremony with a cozy fireplace backdrop, outlined with white birch tree branches and twinkle lights as your couple exchanges vows. Or think of them standing at nature’s altar as guests, wrapped in warm blankets and sipping hot cocoa as snowflakes fall overhead,...
Real Wedding Philadelphia

Real Wedding Philadelphia

Planner: Lynda Barness, MWP™, I DO Wedding Consulting, Lynda@IDoPlan.com, Time in industry: 13 years
Inspiration—for 25 Years and Counting….

Inspiration—for 25 Years and Counting….

How do seasoned professionals stay inspired after years in the industry? 25-year industry veteran Frank Andonoplas, MWP™, shares his secrets. It’s hard to believe that this year I will have been in business 25 years. It seems time really does fly when you’re having fun! While we wedding professionals know our jobs can be fun,...
Master Profile

Master Profile

Master Wedding Planner: Robyn Bruns, MWP™, Red Letter Event Planning, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Family: I am married and a pet parent to Snickers. Education: I have a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a Masters in public administration from the University of Illinois—Chicago. Starting the business: I...
#BestDayEver— The Knot’s Tips for Wedding Trends

#BestDayEver— The Knot’s Tips for Wedding Trends

At The Knot, we spend a lot of time watching what trends and moments are clicking with couples and looking for what’s next on the horizon. Here are the so-right-now trends we’re loving, along with our tips for how to help your couples score their #BestDayEver.
Are You Ready for Anything?

Are You Ready for Anything?

Planning in an Era of Natural Disasters Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria made big headlines in 2017. What is it like to be planning and running events in communities with such natural disasters? Find out and learn how to prepare. If you’ve been in the wedding industry for more than a moment, you know that...
The Art of the Timeline

The Art of the Timeline

How can you anticipate and prevent snafus during your weddings and events? Create a solid timeline with a strong foundation and collaborative efforts. The bride’s immediate family shows up 45 minutes late to the ceremony, dinner service is running twice as long as expected, and one vendor didn’t seem to read your timeline—these are among...
ASK THE EXPERTS

ASK THE EXPERTS

Q: Styling flowers and decoration hire are a significant income stream for some wedding planning agencies; how do you convince clients not to BYO decorations and flowers? We share stories of exploding candleholders, leaking vases, and wax damages to historical protected venues, but this doesn’t seem to deter couples who think they can save money...
What do you see Changing or Influencing the Wedding Industry in 2018?

What do you see Changing or Influencing the Wedding Industry in 2018?