Ways to Use Podcasts as an Education and Marketing Tool

In recent years, podcasts have become a prominent source of entertainment, current events, and more. The audience reach is much more widespread than when podcasts initially appeared on the scene, making it an incredible tool for both marketing and education for businesses as well. Industry professionals are always searching for a way to get their message across, and utilizing a podcast is the best way to convey core beliefs, company values, and expertise.

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NEW MEMBERS IN MAY 2019

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for May 2019. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Sales Tips with Tech

Virtual reality is no longer a thing of the future. In fact, it’s beginning to revolutionize the event industry and transform the way we close business. As more people are adapting to the concept, it’s becoming an essential tool for displaying the value in your products and services.

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The Ultimate Wedding Calendar: How To Plan For Your Big Day

Planning for a wedding is a long process that requires months of preparation including invitations, bookings, fittings, and much more. Here is your ultimate wedding calendar guide so you know how to be ready for your big day.

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Curating a Tech Friendly Environment

The times are always changing and it seems like technology has something new to offer every week. For business owners, this can be an incredible catalyst for growth — tech solutions can streamline many business operations for peak efficiency. This frees up the team’s collective attention to uncover fresh ideas and pursue new endeavors.

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NEW MEMBERS IN APRIL 2019

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for April 2019. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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NEW MEMBERS IN MARCH 2019

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for March 2019. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Mindy Weiss | Las Vegas Chapter Event 1.28.19

WIPA Las Vegas started out the year with a bang for our first quarter event and Board installation featuring guest speaker and celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. We started the day with a member-only exclusive, Mimosas with Mindy, where she answered all our members’ industry questions.

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NEW MEMBERS IN FEBRUARY 2019

 

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for February 2019. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Rock 'n Romance | Las Vegas Chapter Event 11.15.18

WIPA Las Vegas celebrated our fourth quarter Rock 'n Romance event on November 15 at Hard Rock Café on the Strip. Guests were invited to the cocktail reception where tray-passed bites and specialty cocktails were served along with fun activities like Girl Who Drew You doing caricatures, Amelia C & Co with glitter tattoos and Joy Squad with a photobooth!

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Midnight Garden Gala | Las Vegas Chapter Event 9.5.18

WIPA Las Vegas held their annual gala event at the Havana Room at Tropicana Las Vegas planned and designed by Ashley Creative Weddings & Events. Guests were greeted by Premiere Wedding Music’s string quartet playing a mix of pop hits upon entry to the lavish event. What you would think was a decorative hedge wall was the focal point of the cocktail hour, but it had a secret edge to it—white-gloved hands peeked out of the wall holding a glass of champagne for the guests to enjoy.

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Style Your Grooms

 

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Style Your Grooms

Guest Blog by Ryan Wagner of Bespoke Edge

 

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Dream Big, Stay Grounded | Las Vegas Chapter Event 07.10.18

WIPA Las Vegas held our quarterly education event Dream Big, Stay Grounded on July 10, 2018. Guests were welcomed to the cocktail reception at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with WIPA LED marquee letters, courtesy of LED Unplugged. Bubbly champagne and cotton candy were served along with a selection of tray passed hors d’oeuvres. After everyone enjoyed their cocktail, guests were escorted to the LINQ to for the education, and found a seat on the white lounge furniture and cocktail tables provided by Weddings By Dzign. Our speaker Michelle our speaker Michelle Loretta, founder of Sage Weddings Pros, presented "The Power of Profits" and spoke about how profit margins are the most important financial aspect of increasing profitability for the wedding business owner. For our meal, guests were led to the Wheelhouse Room at the LINQ which was transformed into a dreamy luncheon in the clouds with white drapery, cloud-like balloon chandeliers, gorgeous ivory floral arrangements and beautiful table décor all provided by Weddings By Dzign. Guests enjoyed tunes from DJ Shai with Ultra Events, took photos in the photobooth provided by Christie’s Photographic Solutions and celebrated WIPA’s 10 year anniversary with CO2 cannons and birthday cake for dessert. The event was beautifully captured by B Freed Photographer and Indiemarch Films. 

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Event Design Legacy and International President WIPA Rrivre Davies Announces Retirement From Rrivre Works Inc.

 

Esteemed event designer and innovator draws Rrivre Works Inc. chapter to a close.

Los Angeles, California. (June 20, 2018) - Event design entrepreneur Rrivre Davies, the founder and owner of Rrivre Works Inc. Design Innovation Laboratory, and rentals, is announcing his retirement from the event rental company. He leaves behind a legacy of innovation and design and will be widely celebrated by his past clients and the event community at large. Rrivre plans to commemorate his retirement and share his esteemed collection of rentals, and unique designs, through an exclusive auction on July 28 & 29.

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Las Vegas Member Scheme Events Debuts Wedding Planning Book

Hot off the press! Las Vegas WIPA member Tara Federico of Scheme Events has released a Las Vegas wedding planning book.

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Salsa Soiree | Las Vegas Chapter Event 05.02.18

WIPA Las Vegas brought in bright colors and Mexican influences for the second quarterly meeting of 2018, a Salsa Soiree. Upon arrival, guests were welcomed with to the brand new event venue Rhythms Event Center with a private valet service provided by Las Vegas Parking. After checking in on the patio, guests imbibed in tray-passed specialty cocktails from the mixologists of Rhythms Event Center, including the Despasito and the Cabeza Picante, and nibbled on passed bites from Border Grill Forum Shops, including green corn tamale cones, ciudad chicken skewers and guacamole tostaditos. While mixing and mingling, the photo booth from Shutterbooth was packed with fun and excitement.
 
The dramatic luncheon scene was set in three long, dark wood kings tables adorned with velvet runners and ornate chairs from RSVP Party Rentals. Gold charger plates, specialty china and glassware were provided by Rebel Party Rentals. Place settings were topped with candy favors from Divine Sugar and a unique cloth napkin printed with the event menu, provided by the creative and talented Meldeen Ink. The Mexican-inspired colorful hues of fuchsia, red, and terra cotta were brought in with stunning floral arrangements, accenting gold votives and cute mini cactus created by Naakiti Floral. The look was completed with low hanging crystal chandeliers from LED Unplugged.
 
Guests took their seats and snacked on chips and a salsa trio while enjoying salsa dance performances from Rhythms. Dancing was followed by education from local advertising gurus R&R Partners, who discussed the ins and outs of social media with their presentation titled “Social Publishing Best Practices.” After our education was completed, guests were treated to lunch from Border Grill Forum Shops, including a gourmet taco station, while music was played by the Lucky Devils Band. Closing out the luncheon, guests indulged in delicious Rolled Ice Cream that was rolled to order in fun flavors.
 
Our wonderful Salsa Soiree was documented by Fabio & Adri Photography and New Romantix Videography.





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Las Vegas Member By Dzign Acquires Epic Event Rentals

Las Vegas WIPA member By Dzign recently announced its acquisition of fellow WIPA member Epic Event Rentals (formerly operating as the Las Vegas division of Classic Party Rentals).

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WIPA In Full Bloom | Las Vegas Chapter Event 2.1.18

 

The first Las Vegas chapter event of 2018, WIPA in Full Bloom, was hosted by the stunning Revere Golf Club. The day started with mimosas and bellinis in the bar area of the club. Guests enjoyed mingling with music from DJ Mike Fox and a stunning view of the Las Vegas skyline. Afterwards, we moved into the reception space for lunch. The room was decorated in light shades of ivory, gold and gray with stunning floral centerpieces from Flora Couture, ornately patterned tablecloths from Creative Coverings, beautiful rentals from Epic Event Rentals and Current Events, and hand lettered stationery from EG Letters. Our speaker Rev. Dawn Camacho shared practical tools for navigating turmoil, prioritizing effectively, and getting back to what you love in her presentation titled “Mastering the Chaos.” At the conclusion of her talk, guests were served a gorgeous entrée of grilled prime beef and seared sea bass with potato croquette and garlic broccolini. Our 2018 WIPA Las Vegas board was then sworn in and they presented previous president Gabriella Cote with an award and bouquet to thank her for her service to our industry and organization. Our Director of Membership Tara Federico kicked off our first membership drive of 2018, offering a $50 rebate for any new members who joined Feb. 1-7. Board President Rebecca Stebbins also presented awards to notable members:

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WIPA NY at Glass House with Jess Levin

On March 26th, WIPA’s New York Chapter held their first meeting of 2018 at The Glasshouses, one of NYC’s finest event spaces with magnificent views of the iconic skyline. Before opening the doors to the attendees, members took advantage of a private Meet & Greet with Guest Speaker Jess Levin, Founder, and CEO of Carats & Cakes. Once the evening was officially underway, guests took in the gorgeous sunset over the Hudson River and enjoyed the delicious catering of Elegant Affairs and music from a talented harp and vocal duo from Jarrell Entertainment. ProSho Sound provided top-notch audio and visual equipment, and the presentation went flawlessly. Jess Levin focused on “The Business of Diversification” and gave lessons from her four-year journey of building Carats & Cakes.  Afterward, guests enjoyed a lively after party for the ages.

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Brunching with Business Leaders | WIPA SoCal Chapter

Brunching with Business Leaders

The energy was buzzing, mimosas were served, and the esteemed guests mixed and mingled on a sunny morning in Southern California. Tucked away on the Newport Coast, the Pelican Hill Resort was the perfect venue for WIPA’s SOCal’s 2017 “Brunching with Power Couples.”

The brunch mixer brought together the industry’s finest for a morning of networking and learning, and it featured a very special panel of seasoned professionals to share their knowledge.

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