the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

September/October 2016 Volume 6, Issue 4
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Navigating Company Changes with Grace

Navigating Company Changes with Grace

Navigating Company Changes with Grace In the span of your career, there are many changes you might encounter—from rebranding or a shift in ownership to new hires. More often than not, change signifies growth. As your company evolves, communication is key to ensuring your entire network is aware of the changes. Open communication shows transparency...
Real Wedding: Italy

Real Wedding: Italy

Real Wedding Italy Planner: Diana Da Ros, Diana Da Ros Event Planner, www.dianadaros.com, info@dianadaros.com Photographer: CameraOff Alessandra Fuccillo Length of time in industry: 6
Industry Best Practices: What is your favorite business book?

Industry Best Practices: What is your favorite business book?

Industry Best Practices What is your favorite business book,and what is the one question you would ask its author if given the chance? The Big White Book of Weddings by David Tutera [is my favorite] due to the ease of the read and [that] the book has more text than pictures. I am a visual person,...
Real Wedding: Puerto Rico

Real Wedding: Puerto Rico

Real Wedding Puerto Rico   Planner: Hayxanair Hernández, Naya’s Idea Event Coordinator, San Juan, P.R., www.nayasidea.com, info@nayasidea.com Years in Industry: 3 Photographer: Kerren Photography Businesses: Parroquia Gruta de Lourdes (ceremony), Pablo López (ceremony piano), Hacienda Siesta Alegre (reception), Emanuel Make Up Artist (make up & hair), Eva Guadalupe (accessories and hairpiece), Leonardos (groom’s attire), Tallos...
Design Your Way to Success

Design Your Way to Success

Design Your Way to Success Every event, starts with an idea, concept or dream. How do we take these ideas and translate them into unique and personalized events? It might seem like we have some secret recipe and unmatched talent. Although, artistic talent and creativity enhance the end product, like every designer, we have created...
How to Select your Super Vendor Team

How to Select your Super Vendor Team

Business Basics How to Select your Super Vendor Team You know the old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? Well, that’s true for your wedding business, too. Sure, you can try to do it all yourself. But what happens when you’re sick, delayed, or worse, have to cancel entirely. Who takes care...
SUCCESSION PLANNING: IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO GET STARTED

SUCCESSION PLANNING: IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO GET STARTED

Seasoned Professionals SUCCESSION PLANNING: IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO GET STARTED Early planning and careful consideration are keys to implementing a successful strategy for transitioning your business to the next generation of leadership. Imagine Jane Smith is 60 years old. She owns ABC Company, which she started 30 years ago. Now, she would like to...
Master Profile

Master Profile

Master Profile Master Wedding Planner™ Donna Newberg Brian, MWP™, Love in Bloom L.LC., Shreveport, La. Family: I have been married to Donald S. Brian for 32 years. We have two daughters and six grandchildren. Education: I have an associate’s degree in surgical technology from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe.
The Win-Win of a Wine Upgrade

The Win-Win of a Wine Upgrade

The Win-Win of a Wine Upgrade Today’s weddings are about details, celebrations, experiences, and couples. Planners work diligently to create unforgettable events that include everything from save-the-date cards to late-night food trucks. One of the largest considerations for a wedding budget is the food and beverage segment. Planners and couples often have several rounds of...
The Latest—What We’re Loving Right Now

The Latest—What We’re Loving Right Now

The Latest—What We’re Loving Right Now At the Knot we’ve rounded up some of our favorite, of-the-moment wedding trends along with tips for how to help couples have the #BestDayEver. Total Personalization
Goodbye, Competition; Hello, Collaboration!

Goodbye, Competition; Hello, Collaboration!

Goodbye, Competition; Hello, Collaboration! Have you ever wondered how vendors become more than just acquaintances? Rather than see each other as competition, we should view each other as small business owners, better yet, as “friendors.” While some local, and not-so-local, “friendors” primarily work solely in their industry, others have full-time jobs and follow their passion...
Client Welcome Gifts: A Thoughtful Way to Make Your Business Shine

Client Welcome Gifts: A Thoughtful Way to Make Your Business Shine

Client Welcome Gifts: A Thoughtful Way to Make Your Business Shine Everyone loves to feel appreciated, and little gifts are one way to make people feel special and important to you—consider how you feel when you receive a swag bag or a great little gift at an event or conference. It is the organizers’ way...