the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

May/June 2017 Volume 7, Issue 2
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Real Wedding North Carolina

Real Wedding North Carolina

Real Wedding North Carolina Planner: Veronica Foster, AWP™, Behind the Scenes, Inc., www.behindthescenesinc.com, veronica@behindthescenesinc.com
Love is in the Air—A Bird’s Eye View for Weddings

Love is in the Air—A Bird’s Eye View for Weddings

Love is in the Air—A Bird’s Eye View for Weddings A quickly evolving wedding photography option that provides spectacular aerial views of wedding celebrations and venues is spreading around the world—drones. For the most part, clients and venues love it. But there are still reasons to be concerned and take precautions and follow a wedding...
Six Ways to Leap Over Your Barriers to Success

Six Ways to Leap Over Your Barriers to Success

Six Ways to Leap Over Your Barriers to Success Success can be defined in many ways, from achieving that promotion you’ve been eyeing for years to finally saving enough money to treat yourself to that new iPhone. Life is full of big successes and small ones, but the process of getting there can be rocky....
Seasoned Professionals | 25 years of life lessons

Seasoned Professionals | 25 years of life lessons

Seasoned Professionals 25 years of life lessons Experience is one of life’s greatest teachers. Read on as five industry pros highlight the toughest lessons learned in the course of their distinguished careers. Being in the wedding planning business has taught me many lessons. Without a mentor or a teacher when I started, I made many...
Master Wedding Planner JoAnn Moore

Master Wedding Planner JoAnn Moore

Master Profile Master Wedding Planner™ JoAnn Moore, MWP™, CWC, CGWP, CSS, Mountains & Meadows LLC, Weddings and Events—DBA JoAnn Moore Weddings.
Holiday Event Décor to Wow and Inspire

Holiday Event Décor to Wow and Inspire

Holiday Event Décor to Wow and Inspire It’s never too early to start planning for holiday décor, so toss the holly, ditch the garland, and unwrap this article for a peek at some creative takes on decorating for holiday weddings and events. Though we may be putting away holiday decorations now, it’s never too early...
Am I ready to Outsource?

Am I ready to Outsource?

Business Basics Am I Ready to Outsource? Very often, this is the first question I get from small business owners who are new to remote help: “How do I know when I should outsource?” This question is really two distinct questions. They are: • How do I know I’m ready to outsource? • How do I...
Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

Q: “I recently lost a large corporate event because the clients said they would implement my ideas with their volunteers. I know I’ve lost weddings because I’ve revealed too much (or not enough) during an initial consultation. How do I convey that my experience and expertise will take care of their concerns without telling them either...
Embracing History….Building for the Future

Embracing History….Building for the Future

Embracing History….Building for the Future 2016 ABC World of Weddings Annual Conference Photography by the Mamones The 2016 Association of Bridal Consultant’s (ABC) Annual Conference welcomed attendees to the historic Hotel Adolphus from near and far, including those from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Nigeria, and Japan.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.”

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.”

Whether we’re the pessimists who can’t wait to close the chapter on last year, or the optimists who look forward to writing a new one in the coming year, one thing is certain: Each New Year brings possibility and opportunity. All it requires is desire—and a bit of hard work. Some of that work can...
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