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New Member Monday Feature Coming Soon!

Welcome to the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners! We welcome new members all the time and we want to recognize them and welcome them to the family. Soon you will see a new feature on the Facebook and Instagram pages: New Member Monday! As we near the completion of the first half of...

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...

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 ...

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...

Member Feature: Soft, Colorful Garden Wedding by Grit + Gold

What a treat to see this wedding in our inbox from AACWP member Lottie Fowler of Grit and Gold Weddings! From the wedding planner: Sarah and Chris married in the Women’s Garden at the Dallas Arboretum, where Bows & Arrows hand crafted an altar of birch wood logs, twisted chiffon and loose...

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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  •  MOTIVATION MONDAY  It can be easy to get
    ⠀ MOTIVATION MONDAY ⠀ It can be easy to get bogged down with the day-to-day work we all experience in event planning. Hundreds of emails to respond to, diagrams to create, phone calls to return, invitations to order, timelines to schedule, and about a million other things! ⠀ Never forget that we are turning our clients' dreams into a reality. That finished product, the event of their dreams, will make all the little daily to dos worth it in the end. ⠀ ⠀  #AACWP   #MotivationMonday   #motivation   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #fortwortweddingplanner   #fortworthweddingplanners   #dfwweddingplanner   #dallasweddings   #fortworthweddings   #dfwweddings   #weddingplanner   #partyplanner   #party   #eventplanner  #celebrate   #weddings   #wedding   #love   #happy   #dreamcometrue 
  •  AACWP Featured Member Sue Kelson Company Sue Kelson Events
    ⠀ 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
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  We love your furry friends being
    ⠀ 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
  •  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
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Jade Batangan Company
    ⠀⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Jade Batangan Company: Events by Jade ⠀ Events by Jade opened in 2015 and since has received many accolades and features in magazines and blogs across the United States such as Style Me Pretty, Brides of North Texas, Ruffled, and many more. ⠀ Owned and operated by lead planner and designer Jade Batangan, Events by Jade serves the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area by creating unique events with the client’s desires and personalities at the heart of every detail. Offering everything from wedding consultation and month-of coordinating to full service wedding planning, parties, and
  •  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
  •  LAST DAY FOR TICKETS FOR AACWP EDUCATE 2019
    ⠀ LAST DAY FOR TICKETS FOR AACWP EDUCATE 2019 ⠀ Don't forget your tickets to our biggest open educational event of the year! ⠀ Join us for a day of learning, networking with your peers, and just a good time with friends. ⠀ Learn about the many faces of weddings from a variety of ethnic, religious, and various backgrounds. Choose from different breakout classes to learn about topics best suited for you and your business. ⠀ Registration will be closed today! ⠀ ⠀  #AACWP   #WestinGalleria   #Westin   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #dallasweddingvendors   #dfwweddingplanner   #fortworthweddingplanner   #fortworthweddingplanners   #dallaswedding   #dallasweddings   #fortworthwedding   #fortworthweddings   #dfwweddings   #weddingplanner   #partyplanner   #eventplanner   #party 
  •  POP UP SERIES  open to all industry
    ⠀ 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
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  Everyone is looking for something unique
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ Everyone is looking for something unique to make their wedding stand apart. Why not host your wedding at a fun location that provides the wow factor with unexpected entertainment? A wonderful example is this wedding from AACWP members Tami Winn Events! ⠀ Your wedding guests likely have not been to another wedding where they had the opportunity to feed giraffes and see other exotic wildlife! There are so many ways to find the details that make your wedding uniquely you and a memorable experience for your guests. ⠀ Let Tami Winn Events help you find that
  •  Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Educate
    ⠀ Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Educate event yesterday! It was a great day mingling and learning with old friends and new. Guests learned all about working with and supporting couples who come from a variety of different backgrounds. Thank you to our speakers for sharing your expertise on many different cultural elements that come into play throughout the wedding planning process. And thank you to our sponsors for your continued support and for showcasing your work for our members to experience. ⠀  @psavglobal   @westingalleriadallas   @lizziebeesflowershoppe   @letterart   @amyherfurthphotography   @lawsonrentals  ⠀ ⠀  #AACWP   #WestinGalleria   #Westin   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #dallasweddingvendors 

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