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2017 – What a Year for AACWP!

  Looking back at this year for AACWP, I'm amazed by all the accomplishments of this organization and it's members.  It's awesome what we can all achieve together, so let me share with you some of what we did. We started the year off with a bang!  Both literally and figuratively, with...
Students with Facilitator Laura Debow and Training Course Director Shannon Lepard

November Training Course Recap

Ceremonies, Receptions and Budgets, Oh My! The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners completed another our  wedding planner training courses  November 27-30, 2017.  The courses were facilitated by one of AACWP's founding members, Laura DeBow, Certified Wedding Planner.  Laura did ...

Are you going to Celebrate with us?

I asked our Meetings and Events Chair, Julie Blakey, to give us some details regarding our member's holiday party, Celebrate.  We're so excited about this upcoming event and wanted to see what Julie might share with us about the hush-hush plans she's been working on. Q:  So Julie, what are...

November Meeting – Tenting 101 Re-cap!

We were so happy to have such a great turnout of members and guests at our November 14th meeting!  With over 70 in attendance, we had a full house!  M&M Event Rentals provided an amazing tent as our venue, including all their fabulous rentals from lounge furniture to linens.  They took it...

Training Course Teachers & Mentors

Are you interested in teaching your craft to aspiring wedding planners? We are looking for AACWP Training course Instructors and Mentors! The AACWP Wedding Planner Training Course is growing by leaps and bounds.  With opening up our "virtual" option we are reaching interest all across the U.S. ...

Member Education: The Art of Managing Client Expectations

The Venue:  Truly one of the most lovely industrial-chic, historical building - turned natural light filled event spaces in Dallas, Hickory Street Annex!   The Food:  We're so excited to see what Chef Jolie of Low Country Cuisine prepares for us!  One thing is for sure, come ...

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AACWP is a non-profit association primarily focusing on the education of wedding planners. Our leadership consists of current members providing support, resources, and networking for wedding planners, as well as professional development, certification, and continuing education.


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  •  Please join us at Hotel Crescent Court awarded 2019s
    ⠀ Please join us at Hotel Crescent Court, awarded 2019's Favorite Reception Site at the Vendi Awards, for the May Member Meeting on Tuesday, May 21st. ⠀ When It Comes To Building Your Personal Brand - Wear Are You! ⠀ Have you ever wondered why some people seem to easily show up dressed well? The right attire works in a way that promotes YOU and helps you connect with your client. ⠀ Learn tips, tricks, and secrets with Dallas’ leading Image expert, Julie Thurburn, Image Advisor with Colour IQ. ⠀ Tickets may be purchased at our website, link in bio.
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  Such a great time of year
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀  Such a great time of year for outside celebrations! What better canvas than nature. ⠀ Chelsey and her team of fabulous planners are hard at work creating unforgettable experiences year round for their clients. From local to destination, special details like gift baskets and thank you cards, Events and Experiences can handle it all for you. ⠀  For more information about AACWP members Events and Experiences, visit their Instagram and Website and inquire for your wedding or special event! ⠀  Planning:  @eventsandexperiences  Photo credit:  @nbarrettphoto  ⠀ ⠀   #AACWP   #FeatureFriday   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #fortwortweddingplanner   #fortworthweddingplanners   #dfwweddingplanner   #dallasweddings   #dfwweddings   #weddingplanner   #partyplanner   #party   #eventplanner  #celebrate   #weddings   #wedding   #love   #happy  ⠀   #Repost   @eventsandexperiences 
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  This Member Monday we want to
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ This Member Monday, we want to highlight not just one member but all the great perks of being a member of AACWP! ⠀ Connect with fellow wedding planners to gain more experience and knowledge through others who have been in the industry a long time, or mentor up-and-coming planners and help continue the legacy of excellence. Take the training course if you are new to the industry, or just brush up on things if you need a little refresh. Gain access to venue contacts and other vendors through partnerships and networking. And so many more business
  •  WEDDING PLANNER TRAINING COURSE  Are you interested in
    ⠀ WEDDING PLANNER TRAINING COURSE ⠀ Are you interested in becoming a wedding planner? Are you already in the industry but you need certification and want to learn more? The next AACWP Wedding Planner Training Course starts this July 7th! Registration is still available for this fully-online and interactive course. ⠀ What will this course offer you? AACWP's highly-rated course materials filled with current industry information curated by experienced professional planners, videos with guest speakers on specific wedding topics, digital downloads, live interaction and Q&A sessions with instructors and AACWP members, and much more! ⠀ Check out the website for
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Rachel Burrow Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀  AACWP Featured Member: Rachel Burrow Company:  Sarabeth Events ⠀  Rachel Burrow is a Certified Wedding Planner (CWP) with AACWP. She hosts immense professional experience in wedding planning and event coordination after a decade working in country clubs like Mira Vista Country Club, The Golf Club at Fossil Creek, and The Lakes at Castle Hills. ⠀  Rachel earned a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of North Texas and boasts the title of Professional Wedding Guild 2nd Vice President on the Board of Directors, as well as the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners Vice President.
  •  Another great education in the books for 2019! One
    ⠀ Another great education in the books for 2019! One of our favorite venues, Hotel Crescent Court, was the backdrop to a fun and unique meeting discussing how your personal presentation can effect how people view you and your business. ⠀ Members were treated to a delicious dinner and some fun tips and tricks from expert Julie Thurburn, Image Advisor with Colour IQ. ⠀ Want to join us for our next education event this summer? Check out our website for information about membership and open meetings. ⠀ ⠀ Thank you to our sponsors: ⠀  @hotelcrescentcourt   @petals_couture   @djrodiii   @josephmarkphoto   @lanelovepaperco  ⠀
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  A private dance under a floral
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀  A private dance under a floral halo before your guests enter is a magical experience you will never forget on your wedding day. The little moments on your special day are the things you will cherish forever. And having someone to help you put those moments together can allow you to enjoy your day to the fullest. ⠀ The Stardust team is a talented group of ladies all certified through AACWP, lead by Certified Master Wedding Planner and one of the founders of AACWP, Marsha Ballard French. From month-of to full service planning, apparel, invitations and
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  The moment of pure joy on
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀  The moment of pure joy on your wedding day. All the anticipation and hard work has lead to this day and you deserve to celebrate stress-free! ⠀ Wow moments like this are made possible by a fabulous wedding planning team. AACWP members Engaged Events, lead by the lovely Whitney Bailey, has a talented and dedicated team of planners ready to assist with every detail of your wedding so you can sit back and enjoy your day without a care. ⠀  For more information about Engaged Events, visit their Instagram and Website and inquire for your wedding
  •  AACWP EDUCATE 2019  AACWPs Educate will once again
    ⠀ AACWP EDUCATE 2019 ⠀ AACWP's Educate will once again be open to the wedding industry! ⠀ It's an opportunity to mix and mingle with AACWP planners and industry friends while learning about a specific topic we all encounter. ⠀ The DFW wedding market is wonderfully diverse. Our couples create new families that embrace traditions from both sides of the aisle. As a wedding professional, how can you best serve your clients in making their day reflect their beliefs and backgrounds? By being knowledgeable about the decisions that these couples face! ⠀ From Interfaith to Same Sex, from Hindu to
  •  POP UP SERIES The World of Whiskey  AACWP
    ⠀ POP UP SERIES: The World of Whiskey ⠀ AACWP is continuing a string of fun events we started last year called the POP-UP SERIES. Why Pop-Up? Because we don't have a set schedule for these events. We let you know as soon as we know! ⠀ Join us at Whiskey Ranch for an up-close look at the distillation and aging process that creates the distinct taste of TX Bourbon, all with a stunning view of the Downtown Fort Worth skyline. The experience will conclude with a whiskey tasting in the Tavern Room, and delicious cocktails from a local mixologist.

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