Association of Bridal Consultants

Association of Bridal Consultants The Association of Bridal Consultants is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving wedding professionals worldwide.
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06/07/2020

What our members are doing during COVID: Elise Newton
Exclusive Elegance by Elise These have been some scarey times. Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve tried to remain calm and connected. I check in with my clients, every couple of weeks. I want to ensure they are not being overwhelmed with all the updates. One couple has decided to move their June event to next year, but do a private wedding in the next couple of weeks. My September client has decided to mi e forward with a small wedding, but on a small scale according to the CDC requirements. My company has been sharing the printing of announcements as it pertains to the current circumstances. This has caught on and more clients have ordered to keep their guest informed of the plans.

Also, I connected with a nurse in the front lines of a local hospital. I’ve made a donation to have some mask made for her and her coworkers. Due to her long hours she doesn’t much time to shop. I’ve been her shopper to supply produce through a produce company curbside pick up. This gives the nurse free time to whine down before heading back to the hospital for her next shift. She said it’s been nice to have someone that has her back. This is what’s keeping my hand busy.

06/06/2020
06/04/2020
Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

There have been lots of conversations this week about the lack of diversity in the wedding industry. Now it's time for ABC to have a "real talk" conversation. Please save the date -- Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on the issues and how we can come together and make it better. Look for the email tomorrow with all of the details. If you don't get it by tomorrow afternoon, please email [email protected] and I'll forward the info to you.

My name is Megan Tinio and I am the owner of Magical Moments by Megan - a Wedding + Event company based out of Orange Co...
06/04/2020
MMM | Photo Cred @MiaAlyssePhotography | House Gomistrado_3.jpeg

My name is Megan Tinio and I am the owner of Magical Moments by Megan - a Wedding + Event company based out of Orange County, CA. I began my company in 2017 but did not pursue it seriously until 2019. I quit all my “side gigs” to pursue MMM full time. In just one year, my network grew exponentially, I went from 600 to 1200 followers on IG, coordinated styled shoots that have been published and also got to grant a very special wedding wish through Wish Upon a Wedding for a sweet bride who sadly passed about a month ago. We were excited about the prospect of 2020 and hoped to reap the benefits of so much hard work in 2019. Unfortunately, as much as I love being a planner, there was no way I could plan for what happened.

As soon as lockdown started, I found this a perfect time to develop my website in a way I had been WAITING to do for so long - it was one of those “when I have more time I will _____” tasks. I was able to update and build out helpful information for clients throughout the site from details about wedding packages offered to an extensive list of preferred vendors (this is an ongoing project because we meet so many great people all the time!) The preferred vendors list will be a huge resource to our clients in their planning process. Not to mention, we gathered so much great content over the last year, we needed our site to showcase all the ways that we have grown. We also worked to redevelop our contract to protect ourselves AND our clients. We went from a 1 page agreement to a 6-7 page detailed contract that includes clauses about force majeur, payment schedules and date change/cancellation policies among other things.

I had a few clients originally scheduled for May (and more later in the year) so I was quick to act and made sure that my most immediate couples knew I was available beyond their contracts that typically begin 30 days prior. I made myself available to my clients in a time of unknown and wanted to be there to support them. Many of them have sent me sweet notes and texts about how helpful my support has been in the midst of needing to postpone such a special day and what is most important to me, is that they all POSTPONED and did NOT cancel - I have not lost any wedding clients due to COVID. For any clients later in the year, I sent them each personal emails with advice, next steps and ideas on some of the things they COULD do during lockdown.

I was not able to make masks myself but a fellow industry colleague DID make this move and her masks are SOOOO beautiful that I have been shouting her out, buying her products and gifting her new Bride and Groom masks to couples! In this time, I also have been using my strong vendor relationships to build Micro Wedding + Elopement packages. I believe that wedding planning is going to look different in a post-COVID world and the packages we are offering provide affordable, easy and SAFE options for clients that still want to celebrate their special day (without 200 guests).

In the meantime, I have been lucky enough to be featured on some different social media outlets. I was on a podcast with a fellow planner based in Arizona, I did a FB live with an event company in San Diego that I used to work with, and have done my best to stay active on social media so that people know I am still working and READY to help them celebrate life’s magical moments. I also started a bi-monthly newsletter and have had more time to do blogs on the MMM website!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XCE5we4AoRZiOw6yEiwLFu9pOctsTWCV/view?usp=sharing

Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits
06/03/2020

Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits

Please join us for an Engage! CONNECT webinar Thursday, June 4th at 11:00am EST for a candid and important conversation about race relations in the wedding & event industry moderated by Simon T. Bailey.

Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5W9aNcMsQxausV5RT40LZQ

Association of Bridal Consultants
06/03/2020

Association of Bridal Consultants

Association of Bridal Consultants
06/02/2020

Association of Bridal Consultants

Member Update: My name Mariana Cataldo. I am from Argentina but living in Cancún QRoo Mexico sinceseveral years ago. My ...
06/02/2020

Member Update: My name Mariana Cataldo. I am from Argentina but living in Cancún QRoo Mexico since
several years ago. My company is 3ventslovers, and I am an active ABC member in Quintana Roo.

For sure this special 2020 times give us the opportunity to see how can we upgrade our lives in all sense. I am working on me, my family, my company and social. We update our website, contracts, marketing campaing, all because we have real time. I am a teacher, so I try to share my knowledge with everyone. Talk in our ABC monthlybreakfast with a special message each time. Today as State, we begin releasing the activities to the new normal, that´s why we are expecting how it goes. I have the best team, I am lucky so for that my mission is HELP who needs my support in what I can.
It is our time as humans for being BETTER ones, because the world is suffering a lot, and if we have our own luck spread and share it, makes our daily path.

Thank you so much Mariana for sharing your story with us!

Today is bittersweet as there is a changing of the guard in the Director of Outreach position! Jacqueline Vazquez has se...
05/26/2020

Today is bittersweet as there is a changing of the guard in the Director of Outreach position! Jacqueline Vazquez has served ABC and is truly a ray of sunshine whereever she goes for all of ABC. We thank her for all of her work and dedication as she hands the reins over to Veronica M Foster who is as dedicated to the position and duties as her predecessor.

Members only conference call with @sashasouzaevents #BenefitsofMembership
05/20/2020

Members only conference call with @sashasouzaevents #BenefitsofMembership

BONUS WEBINAR TODAY, MAY 20 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern with SASHA SOUZA, Celebrity Event Planner and founder of Consultancy fo...
05/20/2020

BONUS WEBINAR TODAY, MAY 20 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern with SASHA SOUZA, Celebrity Event Planner and founder of Consultancy for Creatives. The email with all the log in details has been sent to all active ABC members.

If you are an active member and did not receive the email, please email [email protected]. This webinar is for ABC members only!

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education
05/13/2020

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

BONUS WEBINAR ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern with SASHA SOUZA, Celebrity Event Planner and founder of Consultancy for Creatives. The email with all the log in details has been sent to all active ABC members.

If you are an active member and did not receive the email, please email [email protected]. This webinar is for ABC members so the log in information is not posted on this page.

ABC Annual Conference - ABC World of Weddings
05/11/2020

ABC Annual Conference - ABC World of Weddings

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:

A familiar name to those who knew her, those she mentored, and those she shared her passion with. She never met a stranger, and she dearly loved this business with every fiber of her being. Dorothy strongly believed in continuing education, whether it was a State meeting, a Regional Seminar, or the Annual Conference.

She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1996, and given only three months to live, she sold all of her wedding "stuff" (candles, vases, books, etc.). The proceeds were donated to the Association of Bridal Consultants to establish a scholarship in her name to be awarded to a Novice member so they could attend Conference. Her advice: "You cannot afford not to attend our annual conference. You learn too much. You have to be dead not to learn something" she said. That is how strongly she believed in education and the ABC.

Registered Wedding Planner Members may apply for a scholarship athttps://bridalassn.com/DocLib/MissDorothyScholarshipCover.pdf

05/08/2020
How the Association of Bridal Consultants Can Help Your Business and Career in the Wedding Industry

Check out the interview with our Director of Outreach Jacqueline Vazquez, on ABC Membership and the value.

Jacqueline shares a few quick notes to her colleagues watching the video:

1. This was recorded before our 2019 ABC Bahamas conference, so when you here that next year we are going to Bahamas I was referring to the 2019 ABC Annual Conference.😉😁

2. For anyone interested in knowing more about ABC whether you are starting out or currently a member, I share some great insights.

3. I speak from the heart, so please excuse my uhmmms.. 😘🥰

If you have the passion to do something, then do it. Don't wait for someone to do it for you.

VIEW FULL INTERVIEW:
https://youtu.be/w43VEFt1ZRU

Event Pro Carline Beaubrun had the pleasure of interviewing Wedding Industry Pro Jacqueline Vazquez the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) Director of O...

ABC Annual Conference - ABC World of Weddings
05/04/2020

ABC Annual Conference - ABC World of Weddings

We are extremely grateful to our Speaker Selection Committee for their time and dedication in helping to score the 72 speaker proposals received for #ABCWOW20!
The Speaker Announcement will be coming soon!

So excited about this bonus session -- "An Intimate Conversation with David Tutera." Emails with registration informatio...
05/01/2020

So excited about this bonus session -- "An Intimate Conversation with David Tutera." Emails with registration information has been sent. You must register to attend.

If you register and find out that you cannot attend, please let Shelby Tuck-Horton know as soon as possible. Email her at [email protected] so that spot can be opened for another person.

Thank you, Veronica Foster, for helping to make this happen!!

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education
04/25/2020

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

ABC LEARNING ON THURSDAY with GEOMYRA POLLARD, Life and Biz Coach and host of a highly rated podcast -- A Well-Rounded Life on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. This is the last in our webinar series. Registration information has been emailed to members.

We are in total disbelief as we received the news today on the passing of a very loved ABC Member Victoria TenEyck. She ...
04/22/2020

We are in total disbelief as we received the news today on the passing of a very loved ABC Member Victoria TenEyck. She has been a member since 2010, and was very involved with the Association of Bridal Consultants - MD/DC Chapter. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family which also includes her ABC MD/DC chapter and beyond.

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education
04/20/2020

Association of Bridal Consultants - Education

This week's Learning on Thursday is with Denver photographer and attorney, Tony Clapp. Being an attorney and a photographer, Tony will share valuable insight about our wedding industry contracts. Join us on Thursday,
April 23, 2020. Emails with registration information has been sent.

20 minutes before we go live with todays webinar.
04/16/2020

20 minutes before we go live with todays webinar.

I'm so excited about having TRACI ARNEY as our guest for our "Learning on Thursday" webinar series. Traci is a NC based, award winning photographer who will share tips on Search Engine Optimization for the Wedding Planner.

The email invite has been sent. You must register to attend these sessions. Reminder that we no longer record the sessions due to privacy and security issues.

Hope to see you on Thursday.

Stay tuned...Dont miss the ABC Webinar tomorrow at 7:00pm. Look out for the email from Shelby Tuck Horton  sent out to a...
04/15/2020

Stay tuned...

Dont miss the ABC Webinar tomorrow at 7:00pm. Look out for the email from Shelby Tuck Horton sent out to all active ABC members.

I'm so excited about having TRACI ARNEY as our guest for our "Learning on Thursday" webinar series. Traci is a NC based, award winning photographer who will share tips on Search Engine Optimization for the Wedding Planner.

The email invite has been sent. You must register to attend these sessions. Reminder that we no longer record the sessions due to privacy and security issues.

Hope to see you on Thursday.

Dont forget tonights ABC Webinar.  Check your email, you should have reveived the details.
04/09/2020

Dont forget tonights ABC Webinar. Check your email, you should have reveived the details.

Looking forward to having you join us on Thursday, April 9th Eastern with ABC Master JoAnn Moore.

Thank you for sharing The Colorado Wedding Magazine.
04/08/2020

Thank you for sharing The Colorado Wedding Magazine.

CONGRATULATIONS Mariann Hilliard @yourweddinggo2chic of @everlastingevents_and_decor on achieving your CWP and passing PWP program.
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#abcassoc #certifiedweddingplanner #northcarolinaweddingplanner #marianhilliard

CONGRATULATIONS Mariann Hilliard  @yourweddinggo2chic of @everlastingevents_and_decor on achieving your CWP and passing ...
04/08/2020

CONGRATULATIONS Mariann Hilliard @yourweddinggo2chic of @everlastingevents_and_decor on achieving your CWP and passing PWP program.
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To find out her journey visit our website for the blog. http://www.abcweddingplanners.com/news/abc-member-achieving-goals/
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#abcassoc #certifiedweddingplanner #northcarolinaweddingplanner #marianhilliard

04/08/2020
Elevate by Bethel

If you missed the Elevate by Bethel FB Live yesterday, here it is.

Wedding Pros - Let's Chat Some More!

Stay tuned for Elevate by Bethelhttps://www.facebook.com/354164001425355/posts/1543674872474256/?substory_index=0
04/06/2020

Stay tuned for Elevate by Bethel

https://www.facebook.com/354164001425355/posts/1543674872474256/?substory_index=0

I'm up to keep doing this with you all, so let's do it! Between knowing that I'm not alone, and being able to talk about what we're all doing right now, I'm up for more!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So, join me here again on Tuesday at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET to talk about some actionable ideas for right now, in the midst of all that is happening in our businesses and in our lives!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
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Tonight at 7 pm EST! Protest or Progress? Actions, Reactions and the State of the Black Event Industry https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HloldSQOQ4SAecbgP_n4uQ
Exciting to share! I will be officiating my first online Jewish Wedding Ceremony this weekend. It will be on Skype as it is a very small gathering. The Bride-to-Be was so sweet. She said, “I hope this will assist you in receiving more weddings.” 😊 Continue to... Stay Positive everyone Stay Healthy Stay Safe
Hello all, I’m looking for vendors in the Vegas area that might be putting together Mother’s Day gift boxes or something similar. My parents live in Henderson and I would love to support fellow industry professionals. TIA
Hi Everyone, does someone have a connection at the Jamaican Tourism board? TIA..
I'm a wedding Planner wo is interested in offering destination weddings at Sandals/Beaches to my clients. I'm looking for some wedding planners who successfully offer these to their clients through the ABC program. Is there anybody on here I can reach out to to ask some questions? I've taken the Certified Sandals Specialist workshop already.
Celebrating 10 Years of Service this year by clearing out old files and paperwork. I would love to hear what your favorite system is of choosing which documents to keep or to shred. Do you have these all digital? In 1 file drawer? I have a binder for every past client, and want to greatly condense. Please share how you have condensed the details for the past decade (or more! :)).
Hello, Are there members from Canada?!
Who are planners in the Aspen area and are familiar with Little Nell? I have a bride wanting to do a destination wedding there and need a referral to send her to.
Can you give me details with our partnership with Barcelo Grand Resort? Thank you
Thank you to David Wood for attending the Association of Bridal Consultants - Orange County Annual Trendsetter Awards annual event with a sold out attendance of 400 event professionals.
Great takeaways from the 2018 Annual Conference. The only way you wouldn't have learned something was if you came with a closed mind. Learning was in the Ballroom, the classrooms, at breakfast, at lunch, on the ship and in the hallways! #ABCWOW18
URGENT Hi all! We’re looking for a UNIQUE space (gallery, private home, etc.) in the greater Los Angeles area for a corporate event on Saturday 12/1/18. Here’s some more info: - It will need to seat 50 for a plated dinner. - Indoors or able to have a weather plan. - As far east as Pasadena. - No further west than 35 minutes from DTLA . Please DM me with information, availability, pricing, everything. We need to know TODAY for a very important client. Thanks in advance!