WEDDING PLANNING EXCELLENCE 2015
Towards the end of last year I got a last minute email from the lovely ladies at the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners asking me to speak at their annual conference, Wedding Planning Excellence. As the UK’s leading Industry for wedding planners they offer training, mentoring, membership and events for planners all over the country, promoting best practice, professionalism and integrity.
The WPE conference offers planners the chance to hear from established wedding industry professionals with advice on everything from branding and blogging to pricing and the practicalities of running wedding planning business (it’s not all cake tastings and dress fittings!!). I was asked to share my knowledge about blogging and social media in a Q&A session with experienced planner Andri from Always Andri.
With 25 wedding planners of all levels in attendance at the beautiful Millbridge Court in Surrey, it was a beautiful and informative day. I was honoured to speak alongside some truly inspirational ladies such as life coach Polly Alexandre and brand stylist Fiona Humberstone, treated to a delicious lunch by Kalm Kitchen and surrounded by pretty provided by Jay Archer Floral Design, while fine-art photographer Hannah Duffy captured all the action!
If you’re planning your wedding, and even slightly considering a wedding planner I’d urge you to take a look at their list of members while putting together your shortlist! And for all you married ladies who fell in love with planning their own big day and are tempted to give wedding planning a go, I’d strongly recommend you chat to owners Bernadette and Sandy about the realities of being a wedding planner before booking yourself onto one of their training courses!