the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

March/April 2016 Volume 6, Issue 1
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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...
Words of Wisdom:  Wedding Planning and Design Business Tips for Novices

Words of Wisdom: Wedding Planning and Design Business Tips for Novices

By Bonnie Fedchock, CAE, National Association for Catering and Events, Columbia, MD. Owning a wedding planning business encompasses far more than the glamorous and elegant lifestyle that many people automatically associate with the job title. That’s why it’s important for aspiring wedding industry entrepreneurs to gain insight from successful business owners like Danielle Couick, CPCE,...
The Rise of Instagram— Three Tips to Getting Started

The Rise of Instagram— Three Tips to Getting Started

By Nicole Zenner, LK Events, Chicago A picture is worth a thousand words. That adage is absolutely why Instagram, although only 5-years-old, now has 300 million monthly active users. Instagram initially launched on the iOS platform (for iPhones only) but, in 2012, was also released on the Android platform. Later that same year, Facebook purchased...
Making Time—A Quick Guide for Mapping Out an Event

Making Time—A Quick Guide for Mapping Out an Event

By Jon’ll Boyd, Completely Yours Events, Alexandria, Va. Every event is different—whether it is a wedding, conference, dinner, baby shower, or birthday. Each is unique, and each has its own moving parts. That’s why it’s essential that each part is given a designated assignment, each assignment is given a designated time, and each assignment is...
No Surprises—Create a Plan for Helping Guests with Autism

No Surprises—Create a Plan for Helping Guests with Autism

By Irene Tanzman, Newton, Mass. It’s your clients’ wedding day, and everything has to be perfect.  Most couples don’t want their day ruined by someone who might scream through the entire ceremony or have a temper tantrum. So what would you advise your client to do about a relative diagnosed with severe autism?  Many people don’t...