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May/June 2017 Volume 7, Issue 2
Feature
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
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...