the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

May/June 2016 Volume 6, Issue 2
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Conferences and Trade Shows Offer Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Conferences and Trade Shows Offer Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

As any business owner knows, to be successful and in demand, you have to stay in front of the trends and provide clients with services and products they cannot get from everyone else. To do this, we business owners and entrepreneurs need to educate ourselves on the trends in our industry and the trends outside...
Seasoned Professionals

Seasoned Professionals

Staying Ahead of Trends in the Information Age The difference between seasoned wedding professionals and the young up-and-comers is experience and advanced training. The youth, and those new to the industry, are continually trying to hone their skills to create a competitive atmosphere in their companies and grow their name in the industry. Where youth...
NACE Recaps the Highlights of Catersource 2016

NACE Recaps the Highlights of Catersource 2016

If you missed Catersource this year, you missed a lot! For the first time, Catersource used an Ambassador program to assist attendees. The ambassadors were experienced event professionals who were familiar with the conference and used their expertise to guide people. Their jobs began prior to the conference, with social media posts highlighting the program...
A Peek Inside Outdoor Events

A Peek Inside Outdoor Events

Go behind the scenes in four outdoor events. Discover the details, logistics, and hours involved in putting together these magical weddings.
Creating a Masterpiece: 5 Things You Should Know About Museum Weddings

Creating a Masterpiece: 5 Things You Should Know About Museum Weddings

From intimate affairs to large-scale events, an experience in museums and historic venues can make any bride’s vision for a unique and special celebration come true. How can you ensure success? Alicia Crosby, rental and program planning manager at The Baltimore Museum of Art, shares her expertise in this Q&A and discusses how planning an...
Leadership Series: Follow the Leader

Leadership Series: Follow the Leader

Lessons from Peonies and Roses Do you see yourself as a leader? Discover one planner’s leadership journey in this first in a three-part series. At a recent conference, when I was presenting the keynote speech, I asked the audience if they considered themselves leaders. No hands went up. They looked at each other as if...
Seasoned Professionals

Seasoned Professionals

You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks…or Can You? This year marks my 24th year as a wedding consultant. During this almost quarter of a century, I have seen so much change in what we do and how we do it. I fondly remember starting out when there was no Internet, mobile phones were...
Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

Q: “Was there a wedding that you wish you had never taken, and was there a warning sign along the way that you ignored?” – Bethel Nathan, Ceremonies by Bethel, San Diego “I did a wedding last year that was a complete nightmare along the way. The signs were there from the beginning. They wanted...
Manage the Crazy—5 Tips For Wedding Planners to Keep Their Sanity!

Manage the Crazy—5 Tips For Wedding Planners to Keep Their Sanity!

No doubt about it, wedding planning is hectic and harried. How can you keep your cool and carry on? Read on. The rose pedals have been scattered, the music has been cued, and the groom stands ready to receive his beloved as she slowly walks down the aisle. The guests are watching through the screens...
Wedding Floral Trends in Bloom

Wedding Floral Trends in Bloom

Goodbye shabby chic and hello country chic, cascades, and flower walls! The latest ideas in floral design favor everything from dreamy romance to laidback luxe. The wedding floral trends taking place right now are exciting as the industry is starting to embrace more unique floral design ideas. Here are a few of the trends that...
Results Are In: 90% of Readers Rated WPM Excellent or Good!

Results Are In: 90% of Readers Rated WPM Excellent or Good!

Wedding Planner Magazine’s new look was driven by reader feedback For the past five years, Wedding Planner Magazine has been your go-to source for wedding industry news that inspires creativity and helps you brush up on business know-how. And we want to continue to be that resource, which is why we asked readers to complete...
COLOR TRENDS — What’s Hot and What’s Not!

COLOR TRENDS — What’s Hot and What’s Not!

While color 2016 trends may be a science, what works best for the client is the rule. Ask thousands of wedding planners and industry professionals what colors will trend in the coming year, and soon, you’ll be swimming in a sea of choices. Inevitably, however, a few trends will bob to the surface. This is...