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Chapter 18.6 Blog Contribution

Posted By Tiffany Rooks, Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
This is my last assignment before finishing this course so I guess I saved the best for last!  I thought I knew everything there was to know about weddings after being a bridesmaid 6 times but after taking this course I realized there are so many more details to everything than I even realized.  Over the time of taking this course I have been grateful enough to be able to participate in helping plan 4 weddings already.  I graciously offered to plan to them all for free to gain hands on experience and it was something I highly recommend anyone else do if they are able to.  Having the knowledge I learned from this course really helped me show off my wedding planning skills and even better, I was able to network with more brides to be who have agreed to help me plan their upcoming 2013 weddings. I feel more confident after taking this course and now feel as though I can be an official business who profits from planning weddings! 

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Chapter 18.6 - Blog Contribution

Posted By Mahreen A. Khan, Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Taking this course online through Wedding Planning Institute has been a great experience. I learned a lot about wedding and event planning business. I am so pleased with this course because material was taught in a lot of detail and my instructors were just great. I can’t to design a wedding and please my future clients. This is a great program. It takes you through a step by step process which I love and it made me confident that I was getting the right education. I am so happy to finishing this course and can’t wait to have the certificate in my hand.

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18.6 - Blog Contribution - My experience

Posted By Beth Wester, Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I took the LWPI Certification course through Austin Community College in Austin, TX. I can't express how wonderful the material was, and our teacher did a great job. I highly recommend taking the course in a classroom setting. It is very beneficial to hear classmates talk about their opinions and experience in planning. Seeing and critiquing each other's projects was also so helpful, and I know I could not have learned as much had I not been around these amazing girls. Thank you for developing a quality program. I look forward to finishing soon, and getting my certification in the mail!

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Assignment 18.6: Blog Contribution - The Wedding Games Competition

Posted By Alexandra Stein, Monday, May 21, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello all, 

A few weeks ago, I entered a wedding design contest on a whim. The challenge was to design a Hunger Games themed wedding concept and design board. Similar to the book, there were twelve "districts", or design categories, and each of the twelve competitors was assigned a district. 

I was assigned District 8 - Linens. The minute I saw the word, "linens", I panicked. How was I going to illustrate my design concept using linens as my central element? Funnily enough, I ended up really enjoying the challenge and learned a lot more about linens than I had known before.

The experience gave me the opportunity to realize, firsthand, the difficulties of creating a clear and concise design board that appropriately fits a very narrow design concept, while adhering to constraints. It's definitely a technique that needs practice! 

Here is my design concept and final design board, as well as a link to my Pinterest inspiration board for the competition. 

Design concept: Three "acts” will incorporate elements of Greek mythology and the juxtaposition between spectacle and lavishness with simple and natural to awaken the spectators’ senses.

WeddingGames_AStein

 

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Assignment 18.6 - Student Experience

Posted By Jessica Stoddard, Sunday, May 20, 2012

In my time taking the Wedding and Event Planning course through Lovegevity's Wedding and Event Planning Institute I have learned a great amount both about wedding and event planning and business methods. My greatest expectations were met when the course covered topics like traditions and etiquette, use of the RASCI Chart and A6 Event Production (the core of wedding planning) and a variety of techniques to market and maintain your business. I am very excited to begin utilizing these things that I've learned in the very near future! Attached is my design board from Chapter 5 for a Butterfly Wedding Theme.

Thank you!

Jessica S. 

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My Experience

Posted By Ashley E. King, Friday, May 18, 2012


My experience as a student of the Wedding planning institute has been quite a journey. I had no idea when I decided to get certified that there was still so much for me to learn. It's not like I count myself as an expert by any means, but I thought I had a pretty good idea of the basics. When my first assignments started pouring in that's when I realized this was not for the weak minded. I love how the assignments in this course make you stretch and go outside your comfort zone. The best part about this course are the tools that I now have to not only plan a wedding but to run a business. I have been able to discover areas that are not my strong points and work on them before I go out there and really test my knowledge and skills with actually brides. This is something that I will always be glad that I did because now my confidence is so much better than before. Now after I take my final test and get that Certificate I can proudly say to myself I'm more than a woman who loves to plan weddings I'm actually certified to do it! It's going to be a great feeling. Thanks Lovegevity for such a great program!

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Chapter 18.6- My Experience

Posted By nicole carmenate, Thursday, May 17, 2012

I have always been interested in the event planning industry and I was fortunate enough to  have an oppourtunity to take this course to expand my knowledge and embrace the profession. Since class has ended I have slowly began planning events to include my cousins baby shower and now I am planning a haitian wedding. Having the role of a planner is a wonderful thing because you are not limited in creativity and anything can be possible. The baby shower was a huge success and I attached a picture of the candy table we did with a oink chocolate fountain fresh fruit, candy and sugar sticks... As I have never experienced a haitian wedding and the culture is very new to me I am very excited to please my bride and make all her wishes come true...

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LWPI Experience

Posted By Jessica Serrano, Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Many people go on about life without any sense of direction, I'm glad to say I found a career that fits the shoes I have been looking for and with LWPI I have been able to learn every step of the way. The CWEP course was fantastic; it covered all the bases in creating a wedding/event, from start to finish and more. I would like to thank my instructor Marling in doing a great job in teaching the ropes that go in building an event and an event business. I recommend this course 100% to anyone thinking of pursuing a certification in wedding and event planning. Thank you LWPI for creating a hands-on course and putting together an awesome guide.

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Assignment 18.6.

Posted By Andrea Moldovan, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hi, earlier I already posted a short comment on my own wedding and the reception venue, please find it here:

http://www.theweddingplanninginstitute.com/blogpost/646375/140962/Art-nouveau

I am really excited, there is left less than 1 month till 9.6.2012.

Andrea

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18.6 and my time at CWEP

Posted By Lindsay Murff, Friday, May 11, 2012

I have loved my time here at the Wedding Planning Institute. It has not only been a rewarding experience but it has taught me a lot about myself and my creativity. Although I have gained a lot of knowledge about the design process of weddings and events I have learned even more about the business side of the industry. Not only did I learn how to obtain a small business license but I was informed about insurance policies, contracts and much more. 

I was inspired to take the course last summer because I interned with an event coordinator at a Country Club in Texas. This coordinator helped me understand what it was like working with clients, vendors and a variety of people along the event planning way. We coordinated everything from big budget weddings to ladies bridge clubs and I loved it! As the summer went on, I became more and more interested in her position for my future. I began asking her questions about what her resume looked like to get the job she had and that's when she mentioned the CWEP online course. So here I am and I am on my way to becoming certified!

I appreciate everything I have learned here and I know it will be extremely influential for my future career. 

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Sports and Precious Moments Themed Baby Shower

Posted By Christine A. Pirkle, Thursday, May 10, 2012

This month I was hired to decorate for a baby shower.  The parents-to-be are expecting their first child, a baby boy.  They wanted to incorporate their love of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball teams along with the love they share for Precious Moments.  I created a unique design for the centerpieces.  I did a whimsical display of bright green wheatgrass with half baseball as the border with white and blue lilies and the team’s flags.  I ordered two Precious Moments figurines each in the Cubs and White Sox uniforms to add to the dessert table.  Touches of blue and brown were found around the guests tables which was what the new mom-to-be requested.  Everyone was impressed by the way we incorporated both themes into one!


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18.6

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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