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2019 Vendi Award Winners Highlight

Happy Spring Wedding Season to all our planners and vendors alike!   As we head into the busy season of Spring weddings, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who contributes to creating a successful wedding night for all of our couples. We are privileged to work with the best in the indust...

The 2019 12th Annual AACWP Vendi Awards

2018 was an amazing year for AACWP members and our favorite vendors in the Dallas wedding industry. Every year we work with the absolute best in the game and we are so appreciative for everything they do for us and our clients. So we love to kick the year off right and celebrate these fantastic vend...

Celebrate 2018 Recap

Every December the board wants to say thank you and show their support for our phenomenal members of AACWP!  There is no better way to recap and CELEBRATE all of our members' accomplishments at the end of each year than showing them a good time with great food, drinks, and entertainment.      ...

AACWP Educate 2018 Recap

           Continuing our annual Educate forum, this year we focused on learning all about social media and how it can help our businesses and careers!  Held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, our members and other industry colleagues learned about and discussed a var...

May Meeting: Harassment and Self-Defense

      Continuing on our focus of more interactive and interesting subject material, the May AACWP meeting incorporated some fun elements and discussion that really got our members thinking. The Fort Worth Club was a great stage for this colorful afternoon where members learned and discussed iss...

Educate 2018: Registration Open!

We are thrilled to announce this year's exciting summer Educate program! Every year AACWP hosts a day-long Educate forum where members can come and learn together and experience something different from our normal meetings. Educate is always a great way to earn your yearly education credits as th...

About AACWP

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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November 3, 2019 - January 13, 2020
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February 17-21, 2020
Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine
2200 Bass Pro Court
Grapevine, TX 76051
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13th Annual Vendi Awards
An Industry Event
February 9, 2020
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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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    ⠀ POP UP SERIES - open to all industry ⠀ "How to Prep Your Client for a Design Consultation" August 15 6:00pm-8:00pm ⠀ Come mix and mingle and meet the Branching Out team! Our lovely hosts will be sharing their expertise on how to prep your clients before coming in for a wedding/event floral consultation. ⠀ Meet Owner and Creative Director Debby Jewesson, Client Services Lead Katy Roden, and Floral Design Lead Alexa Morton. Learn how to prioritize your client's vision and hone in on what works best for their specific style. See how a talented floral design company can
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  This Monday instead of highlighting a
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ This Monday instead of highlighting a specific member, we want to focus on a special announcement regarding membership. The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners was founded in 2007, before iPhones or Instagram even existed! So things have changed since then and we need to evolve as well. ⠀ AACWP was established to provide education, training, and mentorship for those seeking to become certified wedding planners. AACWP is now ready to expand its mission and become more inclusive of individuals and organizations providing wedding planning services, regardless of certification status. Many have sought membership in the
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    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ We love your furry friends being involved on wedding day! They may be your best friend or your baby, but they are family. If it is important for them to be there then your planner can help you find a way to include them. ⠀ Ring bearer, a bridesmaid, greeter at the door, or just there for photography, you will cherish their presence and the photos for a lifetime. ⠀ Weddings and Events by Ruth helped this couple incorporate their sweet baby into their special day, and they can help you with any unique requests you
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  Thank you bridesofnorthtx for this wonderful
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ Thank you  @bridesofnorthtx  for this wonderful feature of AACWP planner Keestone Events! We could not have said it better than this amazing review from the bride. Sarah and her team are fantastic to work with and provide their clients with a stress-free experience they will never forget. ⠀ For more information about Keestone Events, visit their Instagram and Website and inquire for your wedding or special event! ⠀ ⠀  #AACWP   #FeatureFriday   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #fortwortweddingplanner   #fortworthweddingplanners   #dfwweddingplanner   #dallasweddings   #fortworthweddings   #dfwweddings   #weddingplanner   #partyplanner   #party   #eventplanner  #celebrate   #weddings   #wedding   #love   #happy  ⠀  #Repost   @bridesofnorthtx  • • • • • • “Sarah Kee, with  @keestone_events , is the most amazing wedding planner. I
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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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    ⠀ 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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    ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Sue Kelson Company:  Sue Kelson Events ⠀  Sue Kelson, an AACWP Certified Wedding Planner, began her career in restaurants but discovered her love of weddings while working for the beautiful Dallas venue the Belo Mansion back in the 1980s. Since then she has honed her skills and education and owns and operates her own successful boutique firm. ⠀ As an AACWP member, Sue has found the continuing education at the member meetings and special events to be the most valuable asset of membership. Learning with her fellow planners and having a reliable community is an important
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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
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  Like the beautiful details in this
    ⠀ 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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