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Posted By Kayla M. Brown, Saturday, May 5, 2012
I have not begun my work as an individual planner, but have worked on some small scale events. In a wedding setting women in the bridal party are often stressed out. In order to help with this stress I added the element of compliments (every woman feels better when she gets them). A part of each itinerary is a paper slip for each person in the bridal party. On this slip the women write out a compliment about that individual. The slips are turned into me, the planner, and redistributed at the rehearsal dinner or another week of wedding activity with the whole bridal party present. It helps all the women have good feelings when things can really get stressful.

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18.6

Posted By Lindsey Maurer, Tuesday, May 1, 2012

An article I wrote for local traveling hair and makeup artists. Enjoy!

 

It all started just over 15 years ago when Thelma Sifuentez and her sister Sandy turned their favorite hobby – doing hair and makeup – into a business. The duo realized that they had something unique to offer the Austin wedding and event industry, and from then, Divaz Fabula, was born.

These traveling hair and makeup artists pride themselves on excellent customer service and quality – evidence lies in their photo gallery on their website, divazfabula.com. There’s a reason they call themselves Divaz Fabula – their work is simply fabulous. No matter what the occasion – wedding, engagement, sweet 16, prom, senior portraits, or any other special event, Thelma and Sandy come straight to you and offer a creative and fun atmosphere for everyone involved.

Although they have a distinctive niche in the event industry, Thelma and Sandy realize they cannot rely on that alone. The Divaz believe that a strong business is built upon strong relationships. "Customer satisfaction is everything,” says Thelma. "The most rewarding part of this job is when our clients become friends.”

These divaz are go-getters. Check out Divaz Fabula online at www.divazfabula.com. You can also learn more by following their blog or ‘liking’ their Facebook page.

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Chapter 18.6

Posted By Darla M. Buie, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I haven't done any weddings yet but had a great idea for a bridal shower. Have all the bride's guest go to a tea room to have a high English tea, dressed up & in hats. The tea house usually provides finger foods or sometimes they have their own lunch menus. A special cake can be brought in but make sure you check with them first. you can do all the usual games you would normally do at a bridal shower & it gives everyone there a different experience.

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Assignment 18.6

Posted By Denise McCorkle, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I have enjoyed my time learning about wedding and event planning during this certification course. I only wish it had focused more on events than weddings. Since I have not done an actual event or wedding yet, I have posted a rustic wedding board from my pinterest account. 

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Chapter 18

Posted By Darla M. Buie, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hello to all my fellow wedding planners, this has been one of the best courses I have taken. I appreciate that I have everything I need at my fingertips & am learning the proper way of doing things in this business. I cannot wait to get my certification & finally get started.

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Unforgettable Moments by L.A.REED

Posted By Lisa A. Reed (Fontenot), Monday, April 16, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hello my name is Lisa A. Reed, This will be my last assignment and last day for class. I have really enjoyed the classroom setting with my fellow classmates, thanks Haley for being our teacher. By taking this class it has shown me that this career change will be well worth it. I am just loving it. I am looking forward to The Preston Bailey course, and I would like to have had a classroom setting (can't move to NY or some where in Dallas) but it is going to be fun. I am loving it. Good luck to every one.

Unforgettable Moments by L.A.REED

Lisa A. Reed

 

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Chapter 18 assignment

Posted By Kaylee Newton, Saturday, April 14, 2012
Hey everyone my name is Kaylee Newton.  This is my last assignment at LWPI.  Its been great getting to know everyone and I have really enjoyed this class.  Good luck to all my fellow wedding/ event planners on your journey to becoming awesome at whatever you do.  :)  Thanks Haley for all  your tips and knowledge. Your a great teacher.

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Final Assignment

Posted By Valerie Toval, Thursday, April 12, 2012

Well, this is the final project for my Wedding Certification Course. It has been a delightful experience!  I have gleaned so much from this program!  My goals are to take a few more courses to enhance this learning experience and  launch my business, EventsbyValerie by this time next year.

Thank you to Haley for being a great teacher and mentor and much success to all of my classmates and future CWEP!

Valerie Toval, CWEP

EventsbyValerie

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A wedding I've done

Posted By juliette fagerwold, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here are some images from a wedding I recently coordinated. 

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Assignment 18.6

Posted By Felisha L. Kemp, Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I've gained great knowledge as a student in the Wedding & Event Planning course and I look forward to being able to put that knowledge to use. Taking this course was a decision that I'm glad I made and I recommend that others enroll as well.

 

 

This is a link to the comment I posted about my experience in this course: 

http://www.weddingplanninginstitute.com/blog/2011/10/05/in-the-wedding-planner-classroom-bringing-events-to-life/#comment-10871

 

 The pictures below are from an event that I worked. I look forward to doing many more! (Of course the bouquets weren't a part of the decor.)

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wedding and event planner

Posted By Leslie Donis-Gomez, Tuesday, April 10, 2012

LDGevents.com

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Beach Wedding

Posted By karla barrera, Monday, April 9, 2012
Hello Everyone,

This is for everyone planning a beach ceremony...
Beach wedding are beautiful and  very unique.
Here are a few tips that you might overlook when planning a beach wedding.
1. A container with water bottle for the guest.
2. Lace dresses is not always the best choice for a beach ceremony.
3. Music is always a great touch.
4. Please let your guest know to wear comfortable shoes.
5. If you have 10 guest or more, I recommend chairs. (people tend to walk around and get in the way for the pictures)
6. The best time for a beach wedding is right before the sunset. Its not as hot and theirs less people in the beach.
7. Always have in mind holidays. The beach tends to always be full during that time.
8. Make sure the beach you select has plenty of parking spaces.

I hope this little tips will help you. I have also added some pictures to give some ideas..


If you have more tips please right them down.
If you have any questions let me know, I will be happy to help.

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Assignment 18.6

Posted By Clacey Goodlett, Monday, April 9, 2012

I posted the following comment to a fellow student's blog. I love that reading what others favorite ideas are sparked my creativity and imagination in a way that I had never thought of before. It really showed me that two heads are better than one, and the value of networking in this business! Great work fellow student! =) 

 April 9th, 2012 at 10:14 pm I agree these colors and outdoor style is beautiful. I live and plan weddings in Texas and while I wouldn’t have it any other way, the weather doesn’t always allow for a beautiful (green) outdoor wedding. I love the idea of bringing this outdoor "enchanted forest” theme inside a venue for a client who wants that feel but can’t get it naturally because of climate or weather issues. You’ve sparked my imagination!!!

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Assignment 18.6

Posted By Tanya Balderas, Monday, April 9, 2012
Planning and organizing has always been something I enjoyed. Jumping at any chance to plan an event is an under statement, I took over. Not that any of my friends and family ever minded. They all know how passionate I am about planning and how much fun I get out of it. Now that I have decided to become a certified wedding and event planner all my family and friends come to me for ideas and help planning. I helped my mom with her wedding, I do all the birthdays, and I am currently planning a surprise 50th birthday party and a baby shower. Taking this course has allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge about planning and the proper way to go about things. I feel great planning events now and I have more confidence in myself. I can't wait for more opportunities to come my way!

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assignment 18.6

Posted By Natasha Guillamon (catalina), Monday, April 9, 2012

After two months of going every monday to my wedding planning class, I think that LWPI changed my life....I not only got my certification but the best of all is the skills I developed and the knowledge they shared to grow my business. When I decided to take my business to the next level,  I researched many schools that will give me the knowledge to be one of the best in our market, I discovered my competitive edge and integrated new tools and ways of managing my wedding planning business to be able to offer the brides and grooms top notch services and quality .

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Assinment 18.6

Posted By Natassia Vazquez, Sunday, April 8, 2012
During the course of this class, I did my very first event as an Event Planner! I did a very low budget Baby Shower for my best friend, who had fallen on hard times and was going to for-go a baby shower due to lack of funds. With $50, a LOT of DIY creative skill, and a beautiful diaper cake centerpiece I gave her as baby shower present, we made an awesome baby shower, and she was able to recieve a few very needed gifts. I felt very proud of myself, and it all turned out very nice. I can't wait to start planning many more events, and making my future clients very happy!

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assignment 18.6

Posted By Sobowale Omotope, Friday, April 6, 2012
Updated: Friday, April 6, 2012
In the process of my on line course, my first son marked his 2nd birthday . I was not sure of how to put the party together, but i was challenged by what i see others do for their children's party. i decided to put up a party at his school, asking for the school management's permission to take out of their time on that wednesday. it was such a great fun organising my son's birthday which i was not able to do the previous year for lack of knowledge on how to go about it by myself. Thank you Wedding Planning Institute.

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Thank you!

Posted By Zene Coleman-Holcomb (Cheaney), Thursday, April 5, 2012
I have learned so much about the wedding business in this course - The information was very complete. I feel with all I have learned that I can now be a professional and start a new creative career.
My goal is to not only start my own business offering first class design and service at an affordable price, but to also create jobs for my local community. So thank you for helping me do that!

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My first experience.

Posted By olga fisenko, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 Back in 2010 a friend of mine told me: "I'm getting married, and i can't look for a better candidate to help me with organization of my wedding than you." All of my friends know how passionate i am about creating a holiday for everybody to remember, and how enjoyable this process is for me. So i took the challenge, and with a zero experience in a wedding field, helped her to have a dream come true wedding day. That's when i came to a conclusion that i really enjoy doing this and i have to be professional in it.  After that day i decided to get certified and start my career as a wedding planner, and now after the course is almost over, i'm on my way to fulfilling my dream.

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Art nouveau

Posted By Andrea Moldovan, Saturday, March 31, 2012
I really enjoyed the post of Natalia Rodriguez (Nature Inspired Wedding Board) because I like art nouveau too, it inspires me a lot. Right now I am planning and organizing my own wedding held in Hungary (Europe) at the beginning of June, in a more than hundred-year old big park. In the park there is a recently renovated art nouve palmhouse which nowadays operates as a reception hall. The ceremony will take place right in the front of the house. I really fancy the planning of all the details.

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LWPI Chapter 18.6

Posted By Candace Sharper, Saturday, March 31, 2012
Yay to fruit in a cone!  This a picture of ice cream cones used to serve fruit.  This was a great idea at a fun party I had.  It was a light snack and made a good show to my friends.  They enjoyed!  Once my friends ate the fruit I served them ice cream in their empty cones :-)  A dual serving!

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18.6 LWPI Blog Contribution

Posted By Lizbette Montalvo, Friday, March 30, 2012

I liked this course and the fact that we went to some events and had the opportunity to have speakers in the classroom, ask questions about their specialties (photographer, Florist, web design, etc.) has help me on the start of my business and making decisions a little easier for me. 

Thank you to Sophie Lai.

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18.6 Preston Bailey Blog

Posted By Kelley Atkinson, Monday, March 26, 2012
http://blog.prestonbailey.com/2012/03/22/what-does-it-mean-to-be-creative/#comment-11353

I recently commented on Preston Bailey's blog regarding creativity.  I think creativity for all wedding planners is different.  The world around us molds and our personal styles can also influence a bride and the style or design she chooses her wedding day to look like.  As a planner, I certainly put my bride's wishes and wants first, but I am always up to the challenge to help any bride with any budget.

 How are some ways you have creatively helped a bride while planning her wedding?

 -  Kelley Atkinson

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LWPI course

Posted By Shareena S. Al Khemairi, Sunday, March 25, 2012
Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hello Everybody,

I have learned alot in this course...which make me really know many things...am really happy to attend this course. I got many ideas and new information i didnt think about them before..

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The Bridal Experience

Posted By Rachel A. Garcia, Saturday, March 24, 2012

I am taking the Lovegevity course at the same time that I am planning my own wedding. I have had some great experiences with vendors and some not so great ones. One of the best experiences I have had is at Nordstrom. Nordstrom has launched what there are calling their "Wedding Suite." They are carrying beautiful gowns to fit every budget. The women and men that work at the Wedding Suite are an amazing example of what customer service is all about. They are kind, respectful, intuitive, and knowledgable. 

I believe that all brides want to work with vendors and planners who are going to treat them like royalty. The bridal experience should be one of ease and the "good kind" of excitement. I would encourage anyone who has a Nordstrom in their area to visit the Wedding Suite (keep in mind not all Nordstrom's doors have the Wedding Suite) and talk with the manager of that Wedding Suite to ask about their customer service philosophy and training. I believe that it translates well into being a planner!      

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