Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links or listings on the page below are “paid listings”. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Apr
26
Tue
Wedding Market Marathon Of Speakers
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wedding Market Marathon Of Speakers

Join us on the @WeddingMarket Periscope for a marathon of wedding industry speakers on Tuesday, April 26th at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST or 6:00pm UK time. Our special guests include Angela Proffitt, Robert Schenk, Ashley Jones and Julie Albaugh.

 

 

Schedule of speakers and topics:

Julie Albaugh Host: Opening Comments

Angela Proffitt: 1:02pm to 1:15pm EST
“How to be Productive when Marketing Your Brand”

Ashley Jones: 1:15pm t0 1:30pm EST
“How To Book More Clients”

Robert Schenk: 1:30pm to 1:45pm EST
“Wedding Business Contracts: Keeping Deposits and Protecting Your Business”

Julie Albaugh: 1:45pm to 2:00pm EST
“How To Gain More Referrals With Wedding Pros”

Julie Albaugh:
Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com and host of the #WeddingMarket chat on Twitter every Wednesday. Some of her #weddingmarket guests have included Cake Boss, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Randy Feoli, Sharon Sacks, Sandals, The Knot and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media. The #weddingmarket hashmark has a tweet reach of between 2 to 6 million each week. Julie has been a guest on the Marie Show on the Hallmark Channel along with a number of other TV shows. She speaks on a variety of topics on social media, weddings and marketing.

 

Ashley Jones:
Ashley Jones of Ashley Ann’s Events is a talented wedding and event designer. She is equipped with a with a B.A. in Finance and M.B.A. Ashley’s has made a name for herself by offering beautiful , unique, professional designs and productions. She inspires creative detail, and modern, elegant atmospheres. She is also an outstanding business woman exceling in social media lead generations, lead magnets, funnels, and return paths. Ashley’s offices are Based in Little Rock, AR and Dallas, TX. She has become one of the most sought after designers in the South! www.EventsbyAshleyAnn.com

Angela Proffitt:
Beyond creating personalized events for clients, Angela is known for implementing technology to operate a paperless organization and leveraging her education in psychology to master communication with clients, vendors, and team members. As a thriving entrepreneur, her passion for helping others has carried her from starting her career in mental health to being one of the most well known educators and celebrity wedding planners in the world. As a result of her business success, Angela is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network for entrepreneurs whose companies gross more than $1 million annually. She has been featured in Success Magazine for Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech.

www.angelaproffitt.com

 

Robert Schenk:
Rob Schenk is a trial attorney and editor of WeddingIndustryLaw.com, an online resource of news, information, and legal materials for wedding professionals. Recently, he launched WedFormz.com, a database of downloadable contract templates and documents for wedding and event businesses.

www.wedformz.com

Jun
21
Tue
Wedding Market Marathon Of Speakers
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wedding Market Marathon Of Speakers

Join us on the @WeddingMarket Periscope for a marathon of wedding industry speakers on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST. Our special guests include Meghan Ely, Angela Proffitt, Robert Schenk and Julie Albaugh.

 

Schedule of speakers and topics:

Julie Albaugh Host: Opening Comments

Angela Proffitt: 9:02pm to 9:15pm EST
“How To Get Into Destination Weddings”

Meghan Ely: 9:15pm to 9:30pm EST
“Top Tips for Real Wedding Submissions”

Robert Schenk: 9:30pm to 9:45pm EST
“Understanding How to Fire a Client”

Julie Albaugh: 9:45pm to 10:00pm EST
“How To Be Featured In Wedding Market’s Behind The Scenes Series on Periscope & Facebook Live”

 

Julie Albaugh:
Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com and host of the #WeddingMarket chat on Twitter every Wednesday. Some of her #weddingmarket guests have included Cake Boss, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Randy Feoli, Sharon Sacks, Sandals, The Knot and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media. The #weddingmarket hashmark has a tweet reach of between 2 to 6 million each week. Julie has been a guest on the Marie Show on the Hallmark Channel along with a number of other TV shows. She speaks on a variety of topics on social media, weddings and marketing.

 

Meghan Ely:

OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely, combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding marketing and wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights. Meghan is a WeddingWire Education Expert as well as a regular contributor to Wedding Planner Magazine, Book More Brides, Catersource and SpecialEvents.com.

Meghan represents wedding professionals throughout the world, and has recently enjoyed press with Style Me Pretty, Brides.com, the New York Times, HGTV Gardens and Out.com, among others.

www.ofdconsulting.com

Angela Proffitt:
Beyond creating personalized events for clients, Angela is known for implementing technology to operate a paperless organization and leveraging her education in psychology to master communication with clients, vendors, and team members. As a thriving entrepreneur, her passion for helping others has carried her from starting her career in mental health to being one of the most well known educators and celebrity wedding planners in the world. As a result of her business success, Angela is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network for entrepreneurs whose companies gross more than $1 million annually. She has been featured in Success Magazine for Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech.

www.angelaproffitt.com

 

Robert Schenk:
Rob Schenk is a trial attorney and editor of WeddingIndustryLaw.com, an online resource of news, information, and legal materials for wedding professionals. Recently, he launched WedFormz.com, a database of downloadable contract templates and documents for wedding and event businesses.

www.wedformz.com

Oct
2
Sun
#WedSpireLive Exclusive Launch Party Live From Las Vegas
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
#WedSpireLive Exclusive Launch Party Live From Las Vegas

It is with much excitement that we are announcing the launch of an innovative Wedding Industry platform, Wedspire. The #Wedspirelive launch will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016, on Facebook Live on the Wedding Market Facebook page and Periscope from Las Vegas.

You are invited to join the most anticipated launch in the Wedding Tech Industry.

We are excited to announce the launch of Wedspire – a new wedding marketplace that allows newly engaged couples and wedding pro’s to connect seamlessly. From inspiration to personalized wedding pro recommendations; Wedspire is THE answer!

Join us on October 2nd @6PM via Wedding Market’s Facebook Live & Periscope for the much anticipated debut and unveiling of Wedspire.

Make sure you follow along at #wedspirelive for an exclusive live viewing of the Wedspire Launch Party, including a first look live demo, exciting entertainment, and exclusive interviews with tastemakers and leading industry professionals.

Already planning to be in Las Vegas for the Wedding MBA?  Email [email protected] for a chance to attend the exclusive #wedspirelaunch event in person. Hurry though, there are a limited amount of tickets available.

If not join us for Facebook Live broadcasts from Las Vegas on Sunday, October 2nd starting at around 6:00pm PT on www.weddingmarketlive.com .  Like Wedding Market on Facebook to see the broadcasts. See you in Vegas!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links or listings on the page above are “paid listings”. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Oct
3
Mon
Daily Facebook Live Broadcasts From Wedding MBA @ Las Vegas Convention Center
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

Can’t go to the Wedding MBA? See live interviews, sessions and more from the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas on Wedding Market’s Facebook Live and Periscope.

Wedding Market Sessions: 

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Monday, October 3rd at 1PT/4ET 
“ENGAGE ME How To Share Live Video On Multiple Social Platforms.” 
With Julie Albaugh Editor Of Wedding Market  

Finding the right content to place on all social platforms can be challenging. Learn how to edit live video post-productions to place on multiple social platforms. Social platforms reward video posts with an immense online boost. . The best apps . Optimal video lengths for different platforms . Take advantage of being at the top of the feed.

Monday – Wednesday October 3 – 5th Interviews At Various Times

We are working on interviews with Carley Roney from The Knot, Sonny Ganguly from WeddingWire, Dawn Strong from Style Me Pretty, Meryl Snow, Linnyette Richardson-Hall, Meghan Ely, BB Webb, Robert Schenk & more.

Wednesday, October 5th at 8am PT/11am ET
“PULP FICTION Blogging For Profit”
Hosted By Wedding Market Editor Julie Albaugh

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Join the #WeddingMarket Live event on Facebook Live at 8:00am PT/11:00am ET or 4:00pm GMT. Our special guests will include Dawn Strong, Editor from Style Me Pretty,  Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Editor from The Knot,  Bogdan Constantin, Co-founder and CMO of Menguin and Michele Schwartz Publisher of The Modern Jewish Wedding.  The chat will be hosted by Julie Albaugh of www.weddingmarketnews.com .

 

Like the @Wedding Market Facebook page to watch the broadcasts at www.weddingmarketlive.com or watch on Periscope at www.weddingmarket.live  .

Oct
5
Wed
Join #WeddingMarket Live Blogging For Profit At Wedding MBA
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Pulp Fiction Blogging For Profit will be live at the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 5th.  Join the #WeddingMarket Live event on Facebook Live at 8:00am PT/11:00am ET or 4:00pm GMT. Our special guests will include Dawn Strong, Editor from Style Me Pretty,  Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Editor from The Knot,  Bogdan Constantin, Co-founder and CMO of Menguin and Michele Schwartz Publisher of The Modern Jewish Wedding.  The chat will be hosted by Julie Albaugh of www.weddingmarketnews.com .

Join the Twitter chat online at www.weddingmarketchat.com . Include the #WeddingMarket hashtag in your posts or tweets. Join the Facebook Live broadcast on the @WeddingMarket Facebook page or www.weddingmarketlive.com . See also on Wedding Market’s Periscope at www.weddingmarket.live.

Going to the Wedding MBA? Join Pulp Fiction Blogging For Profit in person at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Saguaro Room at 8:00am PST on Wednesday, October 5th.

Sponsored by WedFlick

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Host:

Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com. 

She has been a leader in the wedding industry for over 25 years. She is the host of the weekly Twitter chat for #WeddingMarketChat every Wednesday at 1:00 EST. Some of her Wedding Market guests have included Cake Boss, Randy Fenoli, David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Darcy Miller, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Sharon Sacks, The Knot, Sandals and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media.

www.weddingmarketnews.com

 

Special Guests:

Dawn Strong, Editor at Style Me Pretty

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Working alongside founder Abby Larson and an amazing team of crazy talented and creative people, Dawn Strong’s lifelong obsession with weddings is now her dream job as an Editor at Style Me Pretty. She has written and published thousands of weddings and events over the years. Launched in 2007, Style Me Pretty received more than 16 million page views per month, 1.4 million unique, and has become a true mainstay in both the weddings and publishing industries.

www.stylemepretty.com

 

Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Editor at The Knot

As Weddings Photo Director for The Knot/XO Grouprebecca-crumley-bio-headshot-1 Inc., Rebecca Crumley’s role is always evolving
while seeking out the world’s best inspiration in real weddings. Her ability to sift through hundreds of
wedding submissions at a time keeps her in tune to local and national trends, relationships and how
technology plays a part in the wedding industry. With a decade’s experience of reviewing weddings,
she thoroughly knows local culture, talent, styles, and venue beats. Formally trained as a
photographer, Rebecca understands the balance of photographic challenges and how they’re translated to editorial outlets. Rebecca is also helping develop Two Bright Lights as an editorial industry outlet for being published. Rebecca currently works in Chicago, IL.

www.TheKnot.com

 

Bogdan Constantin, Co-founder and CMO of Menguin

Bogdan Constantin is the co-founder and CMO of bogdan2Menguin – the world’s highest rated online tux rental company. A native of Atlanta, GA; Bogdan graduated from the University of Georgia with dual degrees in 2 years while working full time in the technology sales division of HP. He’s had a variety of management positions in management consulting, corporate finance and analytics, having worked at 5 Fortune 100 companies prior to founding Menguin. An avid traveller, Bogdan has visited over 47 countries and speaks 5 languages. He’s a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and been featured on Entrepreneur and Forbes as a featured “Under 30” entrepreneur. He presently resides in Fayetteville, AR with his wife Amy and their year rambunctious dog Kona.

www.menguin.com

 

Michele Schwartz, Publisher at The Modern Jewish Wedding

Where venerable Jewish traditions meet au courant michelespeakerdesign, fashion and culinary trends, you will find popular blogger, writer and speaker Michele Schwartz, creator and editor-in-chief of The Modern Jewish Wedding. Known as “the Jewish bride’s guide to the Chuppah,” Modern Jewish Wedding elevates the newest trends, provides time-tested advice, and inspires couples to design an event that reflects their style and their faith. She has been featured as a speaker at TSE, Event Solutions, NACE Experience & the prestigious Engage! Luxury Wedding Conference on topics including Reaching the Jewish Audience, Blogging & Social Media and Creating Modern Jewish Weddings for Your Client. Her advice has been featured in print worldwide, including the New York Times.

www.themodernjewishwedding.com

 

Sponsored By:

Wedflick will live stream behind the scene videos of wedding pros at their weddings. They will live stream weddings for family and friends to see on their mobile device and on Wedding Market. Facebook Live accounts can be made private or public. Video can be embedded into a wedding Website. The video creates an online guest book heirloom with comments.
www.wedflick.com 

 

Nov
6
Mon
Wedding Planner Certificate Online At California State University, East Bay
Nov 6 all-day

Earn your Wedding Planner Certificate online in 10 weeks @ California State University, East Bay

Distinguish yourself from the many wedding planners in the field today by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from an accredited university. Professional certification from Cal State East Bay informs your clients or potential employers that you have expert knowledge in all aspects of wedding planning and management.

 

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Wedding Planning provides you with the industry skills, required knowledge, and practical training needed to pursue a career in wedding and event management.

You’ll learn from an internationally recognized expert on weddings and special events Joyce Scardina Becker. Joyce is president of Events of Distinction in San Francisco, an innovative designer, and has been an inspiring educator for 20 years.

No application is needed to enter this program, simply register and enroll!

Enroll Today!

Feb
12
Mon
Wedding Planner Certificate Online At California State University, East Bay
Feb 12 all-day

Earn your Wedding Planner Certificate online in 10 weeks @ California State University, East Bay

Distinguish yourself from the many wedding planners in the field today by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from an accredited university. Professional certification from Cal State East Bay informs your clients or potential employers that you have expert knowledge in all aspects of wedding planning and management.

 

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Wedding Planning provides you with the industry skills, required knowledge, and practical training needed to pursue a career in wedding and event management.

You’ll learn from an internationally recognized expert on weddings and special events Joyce Scardina Becker. Joyce is president of Events of Distinction in San Francisco, an innovative designer, and has been an inspiring educator for 20 years.

No application is needed to enter this program, simply register and enroll!

Enroll Today!

Mar
20
Tue
Wedding Market Live Styled Shoots Across America
Mar 20 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Wedding Market Live Styled Shoots Across America

Join #WeddingMarketLive from the Styled Shoots Across America Conference! Find out about contracts and budgets for styled shoots. See what is happening in Dallas and see surprise special guests on Facebook Live. 

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

9:45 PT, 12:45 ET & 5:45 GMT (in UK)

 

Go to www.weddingmarketlive.com to view the broadcasts.

Apr
3
Tue
Wedding Market Summit – Nashville @ The Estate at Cherokee Dock
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 3:30 pm

Wedding Pros! Join the Wedding Market Summit for 2 days for 2 talks, 4 workshops, networking and an interactive panel on the latest in technology at The Estate at Cherokee Dock in Lebanon, TN just outside of Nashville . Explore the amazing things to do in Nashville including the former home of the Reba McEntire and home of country music.

Learn hands-on all the latest in Wedtech in small class sizes. Bring your laptop, iPad, iPhone and etc! How to create ads on Facebook and Instagram. How to transform your Instagram account with amazing photos and the proper hashtags. Turn your photos and video clips into video slideshows, quickly and easily. Fast track your business, maximize your output and sync your business and clients. Join a networking event with TWESA wedding pros from the Nashville area and Wedding Market Summit attendees for a Facebook Live broadcast of Wedding Market Live with the top experts on Wedtech. Stay at area hotels around Lebanon and Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Schedule of Events:

Pre-Event
Special Wedding Planner Event Tour/Cocktail Reception Monday, April 2nd TBA

Day One Tuesday, April 3rd
12:00pm to 12:45pm Opening Session Learn The Latest Wedtech Trends With
Bogdan Constantin

1:00pm – 2:30pm Session Branding & Building your Business on Social Media With Jacqui Wadsworth

Dig into the concept of Original Content and story telling through the use of posts, ads, pics & videos. I’ll give basic advertising information and tips on increasing ROI. We’ll talk about how social media is different for small businesses than conglomerates and how to take advantage of being a small, locally owned business. We’ll talk about the different social media options and where to spend your ad budget and time based on real-time stats. Basically, everyone is a photo-journalist these days. We’ll talk about how to take advantage of that fact to organically grow page engagement, as well as how to utilize ads to find new clients through consistent ad placement and targeting.

2:45pm – 4:15pm Styled Shoots – start to finish which include styling tips and submission tips with Heather Benge

5:30pm – ? Wedding Market Live – A Networking Event With TWESA
Join a networking event with TWESA wedding pros from the Nashville area and Wedding Market Summit attendees for a Facebook Live broadcast of Wedding Market Live with the top experts on Wedtech. Great food, entertainment and networking!

Day Two – Wednesday, April 4th

10:00am to 11:30am Session
Maximize Your Marketing When On TV Or Featured Article With Angela Proffitt
Have you ever had the opportunity to go on TV and give tips in your industry? Well as a planner and designer, that usually requires props. And when the show tells you there’s no budget, what’s your reaction? FREE? Nothin is free in life. Angela will cover how to maximize your ROI when there’s not a budget to get local or national exposure. Don’t expect potential clients to call just cause your on TV. They’d only 50%. Now you have to do the other half: CTAs and planning.

Learning Objectives

*How to plan again to gain exposure

*setting up a social media campaign

*do email campaigns work?

*affiliaye links with amazon

*partners: YouTube videos

Lunch 11:45am – 12:45pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm Session Scaling Through Growth Hacking With Bogdan Constantin

How to turn $30k of ad spend into $1M of revenue in 9 months using tactics and tools available to everyone

Objective: We’ll talk about the nuts and bolts of scaling a wedding brand by focusing on the most important aspect – profitably acquiring leads/customers and then the most important part – converting them based on their own timeline for making wedding decisions related to your service or product.

2:45pm – 3:15pm Closing Session With Julie Albaugh

See our list of speakers:

Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com and host of the #WeddingMarket chat on Twitter every Wednesday. Some of her #weddingmarket guests have included Cake Boss, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Randy Feoli, Sharon Sacks, Sandals, The Knot and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media. The #weddingmarket hashmark has a tweet reach of between 2 to 28 million each week.

Heather Benge is a nationally recognized and professionally certified event planner who broke out in the wedding industry creating and planning weddings from Alaska to Alabama. Heather currently owns an event planning boutique, is the creator of Pretty & Published – a styled shoot workshop, manages a luxury wedding venue in Houston, TX and is a instructor for the Lovegivty Wedding Planning Institute.

Bogdan Constantin is the founder of Menguin – the world’s highest rated online suit and tuxedo rental company and the CMO of Generation Tux and Menguin following Menguin’s acquisition by Generation Tux in August 2017 for $25M. He scaled Menguin to the dominant position in the multi-billion dollar formalwear rental industry through minimal marketing spend by building a fanatical customer base in the wedding vertical reaching an average NPS of 63 every month since inception to acquisition as well as a minimum 800% CAGR every year since launch in 2014. Bogdan loves the marketing and consumer space; in particular bringing innovation to untouched aspects of the consumer economy. Before founding Menguin, Bogdan worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in finance, strategy and consulting roles. He speaks 5 languages and attended the University of Georgia where he graduated in 2.5 years. He is an avid traveler and has visited 48 countries with plans to visit every one by age 40. He presently lives in Louisville, KY where Generation Tux is headquartered with his wife, daughter and lovable malamute mix.

Angela Proffit

Beyond creating personalized events for clients, Angela is known for implementing technology to operate a paperless organization and leveraging her education in psychology to master communication with clients, vendors, and team members. As a thriving entrepreneur, her passion for helping others has carried her from starting her career in mental health to being one of the most well-known educators and celebrity wedding planners in the world. As a result of her business success, Angela is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network for entrepreneurs whose companies gross more than $1 million annually. She has been featured in Success Magazine for Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech.

Jacqui Wadsworth
She decided to try her hand at retail and opened her boutique, The Gilded Gown, in Knoxville in 2008. After spending crazy amounts of money on traditional advertising with radio, print and TV ads, Jacqui was not satisfied with the results. Determined to succeed and find creative ways to get brides in the door affordably, Jacqui began utilizing Facebook ads to micro-target local clients. She spent years fine-tuning her marketing skills and revolutionized her business. Year after year, The Gilded Gown’s sales have grown exponentially. In an era of hard-times for brick and mortar, Jacqui’s store is thriving. She has a proven system for engaging brides, for generating a buzz online, and most importantly for driving customers into her store. Due to her success Jacqui has been featured in Vows Magazine regularly since 2013. She has been a popular featured speaker on Branding and Advertising on Facebook at BBG (Better Bridal Group), at Atlanta’s Americas Mart, at the Chicago Market and at the Wedding MBA.

May
15
Tue
Wedding Planner Certificate Online At California State University, East Bay
May 15 all-day

Earn your Wedding Planner Certificate online in 10 weeks @ California State University, East Bay

Distinguish yourself from the many wedding planners in the field today by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from an accredited university. Professional certification from Cal State East Bay informs your clients or potential employers that you have expert knowledge in all aspects of wedding planning and management.

 

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Wedding Planning provides you with the industry skills, required knowledge, and practical training needed to pursue a career in wedding and event management.

You’ll learn from an internationally recognized expert on weddings and special events Joyce Scardina Becker. Joyce is president of Events of Distinction in San Francisco, an innovative designer, and has been an inspiring educator for 20 years.

No application is needed to enter this program, simply register and enroll!

Enroll Today!