Beware Wedding Instagram Charlatans

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Business Advice | 7 Comments

FACT:  Having an awesome instagram and being good and professional at your job are NOT the same thing.   They aren’t mutually exclusive, but maintaining awesome social media has zero correlation to someone’s ability to be an excellent wedding _________. In some ways, this statement that is SO painfully obvious, it shouldn’t need to be […]

TLC’s Extreme I Do’s and AaB Creates

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Don’t forget to set your DVR as we are getting ready to take over your TV (or you DVR) at 10PM this Thursday (July 30th) when Mayra and I appear on Extreme I Do’s!  The 1 hour special follows three couples and their wedding planners trying to have the most extreme destination weddings they can […]

Listening and Learning

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Business Advice | No Comments

We had a really fascinating conversation last week with some colleagues in the wedding business in Japan about how one trains someone to be a “great” wedding planner/ event designer when so much of what marks people who are quite good at this (let’s say, Marcy Blum or Michelle Rago or Todd Fiscus, for instance) […]

DoC vs. Month-of Planner vs. A Rose By Any Other Name

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Business Advice | No Comments

There is a great FB group that I’m a part of (there are a few, but this is a great group of planner alums from Engage!) and a colleague started a very thoughtful thread about petitioning the Bridal Media to STOP using the misleading term, “Day-Of” Coordinator.  I so think that “Day-of” is a trick […]

Is it Time for Change (in Your Business): Our Engage!15 Talk Recap

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Business Advice | No Comments

Hola !  We are freshly back from Engage!15 Nizuc *which was stunning*  and where Mayra and I were delightfully given the opportunity to lead a break out session that despite the lure of the beach and giant infinity pool, somehow was still totally FULL!  Throughout Engage! the topics of surviving in an increasingly competitive landscape and […]