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March Education Re-cap!

  Just in case you missed it!  Our March 28th education meeting at The Hilton Granite Park was a great success!  Networking, delicious food, a fun and fresh room design and amazing speaker all came together for a perfect way to kick-off Spring wedding season!   A huge th...

AACWP #2017VendiAwards : Re-Cap!

We're still winding down from The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners 2017 Vendi Awards, the 10th anniversary of the event.  It's safe to say this event gets bigger and better every year!  This year with Emily Gromacki of Bella Flora as AACWP's Vendor Relations Chair, the event wen...

Member Education: Instagram Marketing for Wedding Planners

The Venue   Join us for an education luncheon at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park. Boasting 30,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting space, including two ballrooms, a complimentary 24-hour business center and modern A/V technology, this hotel is ideal for a variety of business and social event...

AACWP #2017VendiAwards : Vendor Shout Out

Every year, the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners strives to make the Vendi Awards bigger and better than the last. For the 2017 event, coming up on February 19, 2017, Vendor Relations chair Emily Gromacki of Bella Flora has been working away to give the DFW wedding industry the be...

Teacher Feature: Julie Blakey

This post is part of a series highlighting new talented instructors who will be part of the leadership at our wedding planner training course February 20-23 at Gather in McKinney, Texas. For the first time, AACWP is offering virtual seats to this course, so wedding planners and venue coordinators ...

Teacher Feature: Sheila Rigelsky

This post is part of a series highlighting new talented instructors who will be part of the leadership at our wedding planner training course February 20-23 at Gather in McKinney, Texas. For the first time, AACWP is offering virtual seats to this course, so wedding planners and venue coordinators ...

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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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    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ You spend so much time and effort making sure the floral, dress, and details of your wedding are beautiful and perfect. Don't forget about the food! Each dish should be an experience for your guests, not only tasty but also pleasing to the eye. ⠀ The right catering team can pull off the perfect menu for your wedding. At  @bluefiretotalcatering  AACWP member Beth Albright and her team are dedicated to making your menu flawless. ⠀ Providing catering and event services for some of the top venues in the DFW area, Blue Fire Total Catering can put
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    ⠀ A big thank you to PalmWood Event & Conference for hosting our members recently at this great educational luncheon! The venue was beautiful with amazing views and the food was delicious.All of our sponsors helped to make this a fun and beautiful event. ⠀ And our inspiring speaker Debra Austin did a fantastic job engaging everyone and creating an interactive experience to make learning easy and entertaining. Check out her story and what her company can do for your business at Chaos2Results Busines Coaching. ⠀ Want to join us for our next big event? This November potential members can
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    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Amy Shackelford Company: PalmWood Event & Conference ⠀ Amy discovered a love for weddings and events through her mother, a fabulous baker of wedding cakes! When she was young she would help deliver the cakes and manage the receptions, instilling in her an early knowledge of how to take care of the bride and groom and what it takes for a successful wedding. Even now, some of her favorite parts of planning a wedding are putting together the reception layouts and planning out the food and beverage. ⠀ As the general manager for PalmWood
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    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ANNOUNCEMENT ⠀ Membership has its privileges! What kind of great perks do our members get access to? Among the beneficial business aspects like member promotions, mentorships, networking, online peer forum, etc., members also have fun at our yearly events such as this upcoming members only holiday party! ⠀ Members, save the date for a fun-filled evening with festive holiday cocktails, exciting games, yummy treats, and retro-inspired Christmas spirit! Come check out a great venue with a storied history at the newly renovated Statler Hotel. Bring a date and your ugliest holiday sweater and party the night away
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    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ We love a gorgeous couple's shot with the city in the background! A historic or stylish downtown landscape can be just as beautiful for your photos as a lush garden or countryside venue. ⠀ And planners like AACWP member Kerrie Smith and her team at A Stylish Soiree can work with you to find the perfect venue to fit your personality and style to create those memorable shots. ⠀ With a full team of planners and event and floral specialists, A Stylish Soiree can create the wedding of your dreams. Offering month-of coordination, full service planning,
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    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Ruth Spirer Company: Weddings & Events by Ruth ⠀ Ruth Spirer began her career in Israel, her home country, and fell in love with hospitality and weddings. With her vast experience in the hospitality industry she has held key management, catering and event planning positions in both Israel and America. Being multi-national and multi-lingual gives Ruth the ability to successfully work with a wide range of cultures, traditions and customs. Since starting her own business in 2004, Ruth has become industry expert, particularly in the multi-cultural and inter-faith arenas. ⠀ As an AACWP
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    ⠀ NOVEMBER OPEN MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: ⠀ Leveling Up; What is Luxury? ⠀ Registration is open for the November Meeting! Join us Tuesday, November 12th at Dallas World Aquarium for a fun evening of networking, education, great food, and a fun atmosphere! ⠀ Come enjoy a special evening of education with our friend Julian Leaver. The Dapper Diplomat is Julian’s medium for polishing the basic sales and service training most employees receive. He speaks across the country and conducts workshops for some of the nation’s finest brands to elevate communication, dining, business and social skills. ⠀  Learn all about the ins and
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    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Wendy Kidd Company: Each and Every Detail ⠀ Wendy Kidd began her wedding career as a venue manager and saw a need for so many couples lost in the wedding planning process. So she jumped head first into education and became a trained wedding planner, starting her own company in 2006. Her passion for helping those lost couples to actually enjoy wedding planning has been a driving force for her business and continued education. ⠀ Wendy fell in love with the industry as well, volunteering on boards of local groups and taking on
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    ⠀ Save the date for some fun upcoming events! ⠀ We have one more major education event for the year in November. This will be open to not only members but also to anyone who fits the criteria for being a member who would like to come experience an educational dinner and consider membership. Coming in December is the annual members' Celebrate event! A little different this year, we will enjoy an evening of games and surprises with fun food stations. Looking ahead to 2020, mark your calendars for the annual Vendi Awards! This event sells out every year, so
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    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ Like the beautiful details in this shot with Morgan Cherney, owner and lead planner for Southern Enchantments, your wedding can shine and show your personality in a way that guests will truly enjoy and remember for years to come. The right details can make any wedding or event all the more special. ⠀ And when there can be a million details going into your wedding weekend, why not leave it to the professionals? A planning company like Southern Enchantments can make all the difference! ⠀ Whether you want full service planning, month-of coordination, or you just

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