As a member of the wedding business community, I’m amazed at how much opportunity there is to learn about the bridal industry, network with others in various fields and attend association meetings, events and conferences. The Summer of 2011 is shaping up to be full of exciting opportunities to build one’s business, so I’m blogging to let you know all about them!
Wedding professionals from New Jersey, the tri-state area and beyond, are invited to the join the Association of Bridal Consultants (a worldwide organization serving brides and wedding professionals since 1955) for the annual ABC-NJ State Conference, entitled “Beach, Boardwalk & Building Your Bridal Business! This conference will be held from August 24th – 26th at Caesars Atlantic City and feature top speakers in the wedding industry (including wedding marketing experts Andy Ebon and Alan Berg, Jeff and Stephanie Padovani of Book More Brides, Editor from TheKnot.com Anja Winikka and just announced, Celebrity Wedding Designer PRESTON BAILEY will be sharing his insider tips!), tours of Atlantic City wedding venues, fun networking events and much more! You’ll enjoy three exciting days: Wednesday will be Sandals Certification training followed by an opening party at Harrah’s Pool Bar; Thursday will feature a “Speakers Series” and be followed by a party at The Chelsea; and on Friday, attendees will enjoy Brunch at the beautiful One Atlantic Events overlooking the Jersey shoreline and Atlantic Ocean. Room rates at Caesars will be a discounted $89 per night, and pricing will be made available early next week along with registration. Click here to view the facebook event page for a preview of who’s attending so far, and then CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
To round out the summer, a new seminar/experience for wedding professionals has been announced by Stacie Francombe, founder and former editor in chief of Get Married magazine! It’s called the Inspire Smart Success Experience, and will be held at the Westin Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown from Tuesday, August 30th through Wednesday, August 31st. The ISSE – New Jersey experience will INSPIRE you with incredible new ideas, insightful new directions and new jaw-dropping business strategies. ISSE’s amazing speakers and sessions for wedding business owners will give you hands-on advice on how to book more business and grow your brand, leverage publicity strategies to pitch your business story to magazines and get on TV! Speakers include Molly Tully from New Jersey Bride magazine, wedding author Sharon Naylor, editor of Beantown Bride Brittany Blando, TV host Diann Valentine, Celebrity Event Designer Shaun Rabideau and more! NJWedding.com is a proud media sponsor of this event and Stacie has given us a special DISCOUNT CODE – just CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and enter NJW upon checkout to SAVE $100 OFF the registration fee!
While there’s ALWAYS something going on within the New Jersey wedding industry, the above highlight some of the major networking events, conferences and seminars this summer. Click here to view a calendar of more meetings throughout the region, or email us about adding ones we don’t know about yet!