the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

July/August 2015 Volume 5, Issue 3
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What’s new in wedding paper?

What’s new in wedding paper?

Explore These Top Stationery Companies By Allison Kline, MWP™, sash&bow, Little Suamico, Wis. photos courtesy of carlson craft Working with paper is one of the many joys of wedding planners who have added this product to their service line. Seeing the couple’s faces when they open their box of invitations and view the completed suite...
Should Wedding Planners List Pricing on Their Websites?

Should Wedding Planners List Pricing on Their Websites?

By Kristie McCauley, Action Marketing Copy, Fairfax, Va. If you take a look at wedding planners’ websites, you might notice a rising trend toward listing prices. Is this the way to go? The fact of the matter is, listing pricing on your website can benefit a wedding planner’s business.
Grooming the Groom— How to Get Him Actively Involved in His Big Day

Grooming the Groom— How to Get Him Actively Involved in His Big Day

By Kim Trehan, Soirée Planners/Soirée Lounge, Vancouver, BC, Canada Photos by Jelger & Tanja Photographer Between Canada and the United States, weddings are a multi-billion dollar industry. And despite the cultural tide, the industry remains completely bride-focused. But did you know that although it is usually the bride who takes charge of planning everything, it...
3 Haute Trends to Transform Your Outdoor Events

3 Haute Trends to Transform Your Outdoor Events

By Andrew Zill and Petra Compel, Feats Inc., Baltimore, Md. photos courtesy of feats Having an outdoor event doesn’t have to feel like Uncle Joe’s annual backyard barbeque. Here’s a look at three trends in décor and catering that will transform your outside venue into a fabulous space for your party.
Claim Your Place Among the Stars— How to Shine in the Growing Destination Wedding Market

Claim Your Place Among the Stars— How to Shine in the Growing Destination Wedding Market

By Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting, Richmond, Va. photos by rochelle cheever photography
Turning wedding traditions upside down

Turning wedding traditions upside down

By Angela Hall, ABC™, Vestar, Fort Worth, Texas Photos by Amy Karp Photography, Dallas After planning hundreds of weddings and events of all shapes and sizes, I’ve witnessed a variety of traditions carried out within America’s multicultural population. Even so, weddings tend to fit in a certain mold (you know what I’m talking about). So, when...
Creating a Venue from the Ground Up

Creating a Venue from the Ground Up

3 Tent Rental Companies Share Behind-the-Scenes Peeks at a Top Tented Wedding
Turn heads and transform your events with 2015 lighting trends

Turn heads and transform your events with 2015 lighting trends

By Regina Rivera, Bliss Lights, Escondido, Calif. Photos courtesy of Bliss Lights When throwing an unforgettable event, lighting is key to making the most of your outdoor or indoor space. The right light can transform a wedding from ordinary to extraordinary, set the mood for unforgettable memories, and even cut costs on other party decorations....
Turning the Wedding Day Into the Wedding Weekend

Turning the Wedding Day Into the Wedding Weekend

By Mark Kingsdorf, MBC™, Mission Inn Resort, Orlando, Fla. Photos Courtesy of Mission Inn Resort For planners and wedding professionals, a wedding can seem to go on forever—starting well before hair and makeup and ending after strike. However, for engaged couples, the wedding day flies by. Their interaction with family and friends is limited during...
2015 Color Trends - Coloring Outside of the Lines

2015 Color Trends – Coloring Outside of the Lines

By Beth Erickson, Wedding Planner Magazine Editor, La Crosse, Wis. Each year, the powers that be provide the world with insight and inspiration about the latest color trends. Inspired by modern culture, events, politics, and economics, the emerging trends are more evolution than dramatic shift. The “it” colors each year forecast trends for manufacturing and...
Signature Sasha: An Interview with Sasha Souza, MBC™

Signature Sasha: An Interview with Sasha Souza, MBC™

By Beth Erickson, Wedding Planner Magazine Editor, La Crosse, Wis. Photos © Damien Hamilton Photography Internationally recognized event designer Sasha Souza, MBC™, of Sasha Souza Events in Napa, Calif., has released her second book, Signature Sasha: Weddings and Celebrations to Inspire. Featuring images from many of Souza’s events, the book offers inspiration, advice, color palettes,...
Standing Out from the Wedding Crowd

Standing Out from the Wedding Crowd

By Kylie Carlson, The Wedding and Event Institute, Lake Arrowhead, Calif. When you start thinking about launching a business, it is nothing more than a dream. That dream slowly becomes a reality, and before you know it, you’re staring down the barrel of your accounts wondering how on earth you’re going to make this dream...