WPC Education | January

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January 2018 Newsletter & Education

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February WPC Meeting: YWCA Columbus

THURSDAY, February 8, 6:30p-8:30p

Members: Free

Non-members: $10 for first time attendees

Non-members: $25 for returning attendees

RSVP by February 5, HERE


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Happy New Year from WPC!

Our first meeting of 2018 was hosted by the OSU Faculty Club where we enjoyed delicious food & beverages and great networking. In the midst of engagement season, we had a bridal panel consisting of past brides (and groom) Nicole Ewing, Randi Mackintosh, Logan & Julliana Stout, Tasya Conn & Jennie Hanna, and engaged couples Danielle Braeuer & Michael Moore and Carla Cunningham & Troy Brower. They gave great insight on their experiences planning their weddings, including what they enjoyed most, what their frustrations were, how they selected vendors, etc. Below are just some of the takeaways that can help improve our businesses and connect more with potential clients:

  • The bride does most of the work (which we already knew), but on rare occasions, the groom is a lot more involved in the planning process
  • Overall, venue was the first thing booked
  • When choosing a venue, style, price point, customizable, and photo opportunities available were deciding factors
  • When searching for vendors, food & beverage and photographer are on the top of the list to find, other than venue
  • Photographer should be able to capture moments, but not be overpowering
  • Vendors were found on The Knot, WeddingWire and Thumbtack
  • Bridal shows are overwhelming and high pressure sales do not work
  • When participating in a bridal show, have all pertinent information available, i.e. pricing, products/services offered, so the client doesn't have to search for them, potentially ruling you out
  • Advice given to the engaged couples from those already married: don't sweat the small stuff, learn to be flexible, have a day of coordinator or wedding day assistant, have fun, and don't be afraid to ask for help!

 


  Welcome New & Returning Members

New Members

Windi Noble with Run to an Elopement

Shayna Sturgis with Beautifully Designed Events

Returning Members

Jennifer Kon with Compass Travel

Andréa Sargent with Andréa's Occasions

Jaime Morphy with The Blackwell

Blaire Blechinger with Hilton Downtown

Jean Gualtieri with Active Travel

NOT A MEMBER OF WPC?  CLICK HERE FOR REASONS TO JOIN!  


Wedding News, Job Openings, and Events!

Wedgewood Golf and Country Club is looking for a Director of Events. 

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center is looking for an Event Planner.

Renaissance Columbus Westerville is looking for a Catering Sales Manager. For more info, contact Ann Hollins at ann.hollins@concordhotels.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 24th - Bridal Bubbly Bar Happy Hour, 5-7pm at Marriott Columbus University Area.  For more info or to RSVP, contact Diana Marshall at diana.marshall@concordhotels.com.

January 26th - Franklin Park Conservatory Show, 6-9pm

January 28th - Claiborne Show, 11am-4pm at Hilton Polaris

January 28th - Empowered Planner Society presents a sproutHR workshop: Hire Your Dream Team - The Right Way, 8am-3pm at Jefferson Country Club.  For more info, visit www.empoweredplanners.com/workshopsandevents.

February 11th - Savvy Bride Resale Market, 11am-2pm at the Crowne Plaza Dublin

February 21st - Compass Travel & U by Uniworld Reception and Presentation, 7pm at Avant-Garde Impressions, 34 Dillmont Dr, Columbus, OH.  Free drinks, European appetizers, and giveaways! For more info, contact Jennifer Kon at jen@compasstravelagency.com.

 February 25th -  Wedlocal Bridal Show at The Vue.  They are still looking for vendors.  For more info, contact Randi Macintosh at randimacintosh@nurturthesalon.com.

March 1st - Walk Through A Wedding Open House, 6-9pm at the Aladdin Shrine Center.  For more info, contact Kristin Baisden at kbaisden@aladdinshrine.org.

WPC Members: Do you want free promotion for your business?  

If your answer is YES, email our WPC webmaster, Amber Waters for more info!

**Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news, events, & updates!**

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THE WPC FACEBOOK PAGE:

WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!  Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar. 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

 Amber Waters and the team at the OSU Faculty Club for hosting us and providing the delicious food & beverages

Randy with Connie Duglin Specialty Linens for providing the beautiful linens

Thank you to our Bridal Panel!

WPC Education | December

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December Newsletter & Education

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January WPC Meeting:

OSU Faculty Club

Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Members: Free

Non-members: $10 for first time attendees

Non-members: $25 for returning attendees

RSVP: by January 4th HERE 


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM WPC!

 

We had great time at The Blackwell whom hosted our annual holiday party.  We enjoyed delicious food, great networking, festive holiday music from the Shaw Duo, a fierce game of Holiday Family Feud hosted by Party Pleasers, and a fun photo booth provided by Great Photo Booth.  A good time was had by all in the white elephant gift exchange and yummy treats were given and received in the cookie exchange.  We were also entertained by Bad Santa!

We said goodbye to the 2017 WPC board members and introduced new WPC board members for 2018!

 

 Goodbye & Thank You:

Lauren Lawson with COSI - Programs Chair

Liz Kemmerer with Perfect Weddings - Webmaster

Christy Townsend with The Paper Vow - Social Media

 

Welcome:

Jeannine Vegh  with  - Programs Chair

Amber Waters with the OSU Faculty Club - Webmaster

Shayna Sturgis with Beautifully Designed Wedding Planning - Social Media

Jen Ghring with The Barn at Heather Glen - Co-Membership Chair

Melaina Cimini with   - Co-Membership Chair

 

Returning:

Jaime Morphy with The Blackwell - Vice President

Andréa Sargent with Andréa's Occasions - Secretary


Welcome New & Returning Members

  

New Members

Emily Kreindler with Got Ya Covered Linens

Janel Northington with Mobile Mommies 

 

Returning Members

Aubree Clase with All Occasions Catering & Banquet Center


NOT A MEMBER OF WPC?  CLICK HERE FOR REASONS TO JOIN!  


Wedding News, Job Openings, and Events!

 

Wedgewood Golf and Country Club is looking for a Director of Events. 

OSU Faculty Club is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager.  Contact Amber Waters for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

December 10th - Columbus Bridal Extraordinaire, 12-4pm at The Vault.  For more info, visit www.beautifullydesignedweddingplanning.org.

January 7th - Multi-Cultural Bridal Show, 11am-5pm at the Hilton Polaris.  For more info, contact B3 Event Management at 614-745-5555 or info@b3event.com.

January 13th & 14th - Dispatch Bridal Show at the Ohio Expo Center - Cardinal Hall

January 14th - All Occasions Catering & Banquet Center Bridal Show, 12:30-3pm

January 26th - Franklin Park Conservatory Show, 6-9pm

January 28th - Claiborne Show, 11am-4pm at Hilton Polaris

January 28th - Empowered Planner Society presents a sproutHR workshop: Hire Your Dream Team - The Right Way, 8am-3pm at Jefferson Country Club.  For more info, visit www.empoweredplanners.com/workshopsandevents.

February 25th -  Wedlocal Bridal Show at The Vue

March 1st - Walk Through A Wedding Open House, 6-9pm at the Aladdin Shrine Center

 

WPC Members: Do you want free promotion for your business?  

If your answer is YES, email our WPC webmaster, Amber Waters, for more info!

Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news, events, & updates!**

 

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THE WPC FACEBOOK PAGE:

WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!  Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar. 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

 

Jaime Morphy and the team at The Blackwell for hosting us and providing the delicious food & beverages

Randy with Connie Duglin Specialty Linens for providing the beautiful linens

UpTowne Florals for providing the beautiful centerpieces

Shaw Duo for playing the lovely holiday music during the opening portion of our meeting

Cory Cowgers with Party Pleasers for DJ'ing and hosting our holiday trivia

Bob Donegan with Great Photo Booth for providing the photo booth

Class Acts who provided Bad Santa

WPC Education | November

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November 2017 Newsletter & Education

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December WPC Meeting:

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

The Blackwell

THURSDAY, December 7th from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Members: Free

Non-members: $10 for first time attendees

Non-members: $25 for returning attendees

RSVP: by December 4th  

HERE

  


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Clutter Control

This month our meeting was hosted at the Buckeye Bourbon House.  We enjoyed great networking and yummy food. Our speaker was Brittany Dixon with Clutter Control. Brittany is a systems strategist for stressed out and exhausted entrepreneurs. She specializes in helping her clients create systems in their business to save time, create freedom, and generate income. Below is a sample 11-step process with systems listed.

1) Potential client schedules call (Acuity)

2) Call added to client/my calendar (Google) - Auto

3) Reminder email 1 day & 1 hour before - Auto

4) Added to email list (Outraport) - Auto

5) Added as client & lead (Tave) - Manual

6) Call - Manual

7) Create quote (Tave) - Templates

8) Send quote, contract, questionnaire - Templates

9) Client pays, signs contract, & questionnaire

10) Send welcome email with schedule link - Auto

11) Create trello card to track client tasks - Auto

Check out Brittany's websites for more info on clutter control and coaching.

www.cluttercontrolcoaching.com

www.bit.ly/cluttercontrolcoaching


  Welcome New & Returning Members

 

New Members

Chanakya Gandhi with B3 Event Management

Jennifer Gohring with The Barn at Heather Glen

Amber Waters with OSU Faculty Club

Nicole Porter with OSU Fawcett Center

Destiny Walters with Station 67

Brent Armel with Stuart's Opera House

 

Returning Members

Laura Frazier with Bliss Honeymoons

Teri Crawford with Events by Teri 

NOT A MEMBER OF WPC?  CLICK HERE FOR REASONS TO JOIN!  


Wedding News, Job Openings, and Events!

 

Oakhurst Country Club is looking for an Events Director/Membership Coordinator.  Contact Rich Conwell for more information.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 November 30th - Girls Night Out, 6-9pm at the Pottery Barn Tuttle Crossing.  For more info, contact Columbus Bride & Groom at info@columbusbg.com.

December 7th - Stuart's Opera House Grand Opening- All Welcome to see this beautiful venue!!

 December 10th - Columbus Bridal Extraordinaire, 12-4pm at The Vault.  For more info, visit www.beautifullydesignedweddingplanning.org.

January 7th - Multi-Cultural Bridal Show, 11am-5pm at the Hilton Polaris.  For more info, contact B3 Event Management at 614-745-5555 or info@b3event.com.

January 13th & 14th - Dispatch Bridal Show at the Ohio Expo Center - Cardinal Hall

January 26th - Franklin Park Conservatory Show, 6-9pm

January 28th - Claiborne Show, 11am-4pm at Hilton Polaris

January 28th - Empowered Planner Society presents a sproutHR workshop: Hire Your Dream Team - The Right Way, 8am-3pm at Jefferson Country Club.  For more info, visit www.empoweredplanners.com/epc.

March 1st - Walk Through A Wedding Open House, 6-9pm at the Aladdin Shrine Center

WPC Members: Do you want free promotion for your business?  

If your answer is YES, email our WPC webmaster, Liz Kemmerer, for more info!

**Continue to check the WPC website & Facebook page for more news, events, & updates!**

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THE WPC FACEBOOK PAGE:

WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!  Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar. 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

 Kezia Ross and the team at Buckeye Bourbon House for hosting us and providing the yummy food & beverages

Anthie Constantinidis with New Albany Country Club for the holiday spice meat rub