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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...

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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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    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Hillary Maynard Company: Fort Worth Club ⠀ Hillary joined AACWP in 2018 as a catering manager with the timeless Fort Worth Club. With over 130 years of dynamic service to their members and guests, Fort Worth Club has been a top wedding destination for DFW brides. ⠀ As an AACWP member, Hillary values the camaraderie from her fellow members. One aspect she particularly enjoys is the Members Only Facebook group, stating "I know that if I have a question or need advice I can post it in the group and get a ton
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Sarah Wintersteen Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Sarah Wintersteen Company: Sistered States Event Styling ⠀ Sarah joined AACWP this year as the owner of wedding styling and planning company Sistered States Event Styling. Sarah describes her business as a full service planning company with a California attitude and a touch of Southern Charm that specializes in custom events. Envision a clean and natural style that is all about light and warmth with bright and authentic designs. ⠀ Sarah's favorite part of the wedding day (besides seeing her couples happy of course!) is the floral design. That is the first thing
  •  SEPTEMBER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT  Defining Your Voice MembersOnly Meeting
    ⠀ SEPTEMBER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: ⠀ Defining Your Voice (Members-Only Meeting. Available online for out-of-town members.) ⠀ Registration is now open for the September Members Meeting! Join us Tuesday, September 18th at Venue Forty/50 for cocktails and dinner and what is sure to be a fantastic presentation by the fabulous  @rockygarza  . ⠀ This self-proclaimed people expert has spent his career in the ministry and as an entrepreneur learning what makes people happy and how to help others find success and freedom in their careers and daily lives. Rocky will share a powerful presentation with us about understanding intentions, reasons, and
  •  Have you signed up yet for the next AACWP
    ⠀ Have you signed up yet for the next AACWP online training course? ⠀ Well you should! Registration is open! The next course begins on November 4th. ⠀ This is a great way for those who cannot make it to the in-person course to learn from our experts and receive the same excellent training as if you were here with us in the classroom. ⠀ If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a wedding planner or refreshing their education, check our site for more information. Link available in bio. ⠀ ⠀  #AACWP   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #dfwweddingplanner   #dallasweddings   #dfwweddings 
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Mallory Unger Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Mallory Unger Company: 23 Balloons & Events ⠀ Mallory joined AACWP earlier this year with her company 23 Balloons Weddings & Events and over ten years of experience in the industry. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating unique events for her clients, Mallory serves brides and their families not only in the DFW area but also in Austin and San Antonio regularly! What sets Mallory apart from others is her military family background. This has instilled in her a driving force to accomplish her goals and always provide the
  •  AACWP Educate 2018 recap  Live on the blog
    ⠀ AACWP Educate 2018 recap ⠀ Live on the blog today is a detailed recap of the recent Educate 2018 meeting! This is a yearly meeting hosted for members to come together for a big all-day education opportunity about a subject we all encounter in our business. This year Educate was open to the wedding industry and we had the chance to enjoy time with a variety of vendors and other planners while learning about how social media affects our business. ⠀ Read all about the interesting topics these lovely panelists spoke on during the day and see some fun
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Lindsey Zamora CompanyLindsey
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Lindsey Zamora Company:  Lindsey Zamora Events ⠀ Lindsey joined AACWP this year as the owner and lead planner/design for her company Lindsey Zamora Events, a full-service wedding and event design company servicing DFW and Austin, TX. Lindsey's designs bring her bride's visions to life in a creative and romantic atmosphere. ⠀ In her own words when asked about her favorite thing about being a member of AACWP: "I love that AACWP encourages community over competition. There is also a level of trust with the members that I may not otherwise feel. We are in
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    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ Unique rentals and divine floral come together to create the most romantic weddings. With a dream team including AACWP members Whitney Bailey of Engaged Events and Emily Gromacki of Bella Flora, your wedding can be the stuff of dreams! ⠀ Photo credit:  @jenniferyarbro  Event credit:  @engagedeventsdallas  Location:  @fairmontdallas  Event design credit:  @bflive  Rentals:  @bellaacento  ⠀ ⠀  #AACWP   #dallasweddingplanner   #dallasweddingplanners   #dallasweddingvendors   #dallasweddingvenue   #dfwweddingplanner   #dallasweddings   #dfwweddings   #weddingplanner   #partyplanner   #party   #celebrate   #bridal   #romance   #floral 
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Sarah Varnau Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Sarah Varnau Company: Each & Every Detail ⠀ Sarah joined AACWP at the beginning of 2018 after completing her AACWP training course and internship with Each & Every Detail in 2016 and 2017. Now as a lead planner with the company Sarah is excelling in her career by providing calm and attentive service from the first meeting until the last guest leaves. ⠀ Sarah's passion for ceremonies and the love stories of both her clients and couples who have been married for many years make her a wonderful partner to help you plan
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Sheri Lowry Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Sheri Lowry Company: Piazza on the Green ⠀ In 2018 Sheri joined AACWP after a year of coordinating weddings and other events for Piazza on the Green. Armed with her training and planning certification, Sheri coordinates events for her clients by providing creative consultation and organized planning from start to finish. ⠀ Past clients have described her as calm, patient, and gentle, but still clearly in charge, keeping everything on track the day of the wedding down to the minute! For a beautiful traditional venue with a European style and exceptional coordination, visit

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