Sunday, August 15, 2010

Upcoming Seminar - Fee Structures For Wedding Planners

I absolutely, without a doubt, enjoy teaching. It's my way of "paying it forward" and sharing what I know with others. Because this has been such a hectic travel year, I've only been able to offer 1 Power Course..BUT, I have news to share!

If the notion of how much to charge for your services as a wedding planner has ever confused, befuddled or stumped you - I've got a workshop for you! "Making Your Money" is a one-day intensive designed to help you figure out what to charge AND why? You'll have the chance to spend the day with me and other colleagues as we strip away all of the mystery and mis-information about worth, expertise and how to make all of that into a positive cash flow!
Here are the details:

Making Your Money
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Towson Marriott Conference Center Hotel
10 W. Burke Avenue/Towson, MD.
Registration Fee: $150*
*includes all materials, continental breakfast, buffet lunch & snacks
Free parking at hotel
Discounted room rates available for out-of-town guests

I hope to see all of you there!!!

On The Road Again...........

(at the NACE Experience 2010 Gala in Austin with my dear friend & colleague, Vince Dreffs)

(Eventology '10 attendees working on my "FirstImpressions" exercise)

(Eventology 10' attendees literally had each other's "backs" during my session!)

(doing what I love to do.....)

(explaining my theories at Eventology '10)

(the amazing ballroom at the Palais Royale in South Bend - site of the Bella Bridal Event!)

(the lovely florals at the V.I.B. Brunch for the Bella Bridal Event)

(Gorgeous custom stationery made for me during my visit to South Bend!)

(Cookies & Milk - loved these noshes at the Bella pre-bridal show cocktail party!)

(Brides A La Mode - the sponsor of Bella Bridal Event!)

(View from my hotel in South Bend - I love looking at water!)

(Isis Petrie and Andria Lewis - 2 of my bestest planning colleagues!)

(The gang's all here! TSE 2010 peeps gathered for drinks in NoLA!)

(I can rock the feathers and beads too!!)

(Some of the participants in my E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. workshop at TSE 2010)

(If you are ever in New Orleans, Mulate's is a MUST - the food? OMG!)

(1st stop on my speaking tour for 2010 - The Special Event in New Orleans!)

I love the fact that my peers and colleagues in the industry WANT to hear my perspectives and outlooks on business. Make no mistake, I'm an entrepreneur - through and through. I readily admit to thinking differently and "out of the box"'s so important if you want to stay relevant, fresh and exciting!

Sharing what I've learned and what I know about the business of weddings and events has kept me in the air, on a train and in the car for a good portion of 2010! This is what my travel itinerary has looked like:
New Orleans
South Bend, Indiana
Austin, Texas

Coming up on deck:
St. Augustine, Florida
Riviera Maya, Mexico

I may be racking up those frequent flyer miles, but I'm also getting the opportunity to meet so many professionals and learn so many different outlooks about this field. Take a look at some of the amateur photos I've gathered over the year....can you tell I had a blast????


is one of my FAVORITE songs at the moment! This slickly produced, bass-intensive collaboration from Diddy/Rick Ross/Nicki Minaj and Dirty Money has the kind of groove which keeps the speakers in my new ride on full blast!!

I'm saying "hello AND good morning" to all of you - my loyal followers/readers! I know it's been a minute since we last chatted, but things have been BANANAS in my world! I have some gorgeous weddings to share, information and snippets on the places I've traveled in the last few months and of course, my viewpoint on all things celebratory and gorgeous!

Stay tuned!