the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

May/June 2017 Volume 7, Issue 2
Author Archive
Tented Weddings & Events—Bringing the Indoors Out

Tented Weddings & Events—Bringing the Indoors Out

Consumer demand for creativity and comfort have led to innovative options for tented events. Tented weddings have come a long way. It’s no longer a one-size-fits-all scenario where you attend an outdoor wedding that leaves little doubt that you are, indeed, in a tent. Consumer demand has brought fresh air into the great outdoors, breathing...
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Let’s face it. There really is no such thing as “wedding season” anymore. Weddings can happen whenever and wherever a person wants—provided they have the resources and the chutzpah necessary to carry it off. Throughout the years, tent choices and accessories have added to the possibilities. Tent choices for weddings and events can range from...
Industy Insight Bridezillas: Difficult Divas or Simply Misunderstood?

Industy Insight Bridezillas: Difficult Divas or Simply Misunderstood?

No doubt weddings can be stressful, but it’s time to find out what really is behind the often misunderstood Bridezilla. We’ve all known at least one. At first, she’s enthusiastically showing off her new bling and proudly displaying her wedding-day countdown on her phone’s home screen. But when the heat is cranked up in the...
Groom Yourself For Success - The Four Types of Grooms and How To Approach Them

Groom Yourself For Success – The Four Types of Grooms and How To Approach Them

To get your grooms actively involved in their wedding, you need to know what type of groom he is. Grooms come in many varieties. Some want to be involved in every planning decision, while others think their job is done as soon as they get up off of one knee. As a planner or wedding...
Real Wedding California

Real Wedding California

Planner: Colleen Bauer, PWP™, Fairy Godmother—A Wedding and Event Planning Company, www.fairygodmotherco.com, colleen@FairyGodmotherEvents.net. Length of Time in Industry: 7 years
Real Wedding Pennsylvania

Real Wedding Pennsylvania

Planner: Lynda Barness, MWP™, I DO Wedding Consulting, www.idoplan.com, lynda@idoplan.com Time in Industry: More than 12 years
Think You Have No Place to Grow? Think Again

Think You Have No Place to Grow? Think Again

If you’re at the top of your game, is there anywhere else to go? Yes! Here’s how to continue to grow. When your business is new and fresh, there is nowhere to go but up. The methods may not be clear, but you’re bound to want more clients and more income—the two most common goals...
Master Wedding Planner™ Elisa MacKenzie, MWP™, Elegant Events by Elisa, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Master Wedding Planner™ Elisa MacKenzie, MWP™, Elegant Events by Elisa, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Business Beginnings: I started wedding planning 20 years ago when a friend of mine showed me an Entreprenuer magazine that listed wedding and event planning in the top 10 new ventures of that year. I jumped in that moment and have never looked back. On Business Changes: Our forte has evolved to “couture wedding and...
The CREATE Process Curiosity—the First Step in Developing Your Creativity

The CREATE Process Curiosity—the First Step in Developing Your Creativity

The following is the first in a series on the CREATE process. Some may think creativity is something you either have, or you don’t. It’s the classic “nature vs. nurture” debate: Is creativity innate or can it be learned, strengthened, and developed? Well, yes, it can be nurtured. And what’s more, here’s how.
Embrace the 2017 Wedding Floral Trends

Embrace the 2017 Wedding Floral Trends

From beloved arbors and arches to floral crowns and flowing ribbons, this year’s trends are special. Trends come and go, but there are sometimes those you’d like to see stick around for a while. Last year was a fantastic year for inspiring trends, many of which will remain hot this year.
Wedding Colors: A Culinary Point of View

Wedding Colors: A Culinary Point of View

Help your clients maximize their color use with tantalizing menus. Weddings are naturally associated with colors, and the culinary aspect is no exception. Colors help set the expression and mood of an affair. In this article, we’ll explore how culinary colors can enhance weddings—no matter what the season.
Industry Best Practices

Industry Best Practices

What Did You Invest in to Improve Business or Increase Revenue in 2017? “I increased our advertising budget, to improve customer awareness of our company, and our education budget, to keep our team on the cutting edge, as well as advanced our system processes and improved efficiency in our daily business practices.” – Carol Thomas,...