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Member News - April 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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New Members - April 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for April 2020. 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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Over Half of Americans Are Postponing Their Weddings—at What Cost?

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Are Your Tech Strategies in Place to Accommodate Gen Z Couples During Coronavirus?

Things have gotten tricky for those in the throes of wedding planning, as the spread of Coronavirus has companies shuttering their doors temporarily and people are asked to self-isolate at home. For an industry that thrives on face-to-face interactions, the special events industry has been hit especially hard by this crisis.

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WIPA Leaders Discuss Weddings in Wake of COVID

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COVID-19: What are Your Next Steps? WIPA Members Share

It’s no secret that we’re all in the same boat of looking ahead (cautiously so) once the fog of COVID-19 clears. But a lot of you, not unlike myself, may be thinking: how can we really plan our next steps when there’s seemingly no end in sight?

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Leaning on Your Event Associations During Tough Times

WIPA's President Kevin Dennis penned an article in Special Events Magazine:

Successfully Working with Clients During a Crisis

Natural disasters are unpredictable, yet inevitable. It’s less about if and more about when, so event professionals must always be prepared with a backup plan. As a company based in central California, we are no stranger to crises — earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, flooding and, now, a global pandemic.

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Social distancing is hammering these small businesses

WIPA's Vice President Meghan Ely was quoted in the following CNN article:

New Members - March 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for March 2020. 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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Member News - March 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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How to Prep for Your Hair and Makeup Trial

I have met with hundreds of brides in my twelve year career and let me tell you gals, the questions are always the same when it comes to preparing for your bridal trial. Do I wash my hair? Do I come with no makeup? What do I need to bring? Don’t worry gals I’ve got you covered, here are the top 5 things you need to know when meeting with your artist.

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Aisle Planner vs. Honeybook: An In-Depth Comparison

The last several decades have seen a technology boom that has afforded the entrepreneurial-minded the ease and simplicity of running a business from anywhere. Every year, there are new digital products to meet the needs of the self-employed and small business owners — time-tracking apps, digital contracts, internal communications systems, and so on. If there’s a need, there’s a solution.

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New Members - February 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for February 2020. 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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Member News - February 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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Wedding Planner Workflow: The 4 Steps You Need to Know

We all have workflows in place to make our lives a bit easier, but when left unattended, these systems can actually make our lives harder. If you find that your business operations have become inefficient, muddied, and outdated, it’s a good sign that you need to readjust and refine your processes. Fortunately, with a bit of proactive thinking and some help from technology, you can get your workflow back on track and ready for a prosperous year ahead. Here are four steps to realigning your workflow and saving yourself both time and sanity through efficient and effective processes.

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2020 Songs You Might Be Seeing on the Dance Floor

I see many wedding trends when it comes to music for weddings. I am especially seeing that couples want to have their unique musical tastes on display to represent the soundtrack of their love. I am also seeing less traditional customs like the full wedding party grand entrance, bouquet toss, and garter toss being included in their wedding celebration. On a rare occasion, I have seen the first dance not included either but it is still one of the most important moments of the event. But most couples want a first dance song that unique to them and speaks to their love but I have found five songs that I can see being a part of 2020 weddings. I did my research on my weddingsongs.com where they curate trending music for weddings. I have found my top 5 songs that have been released in the last couple of months.

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Member News - January 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized during the month of November. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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New Members - January 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for January 2020. 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. 

ATLANTA

Julie Bunkley
Invision Events
invevents.com
251.605.0145
Invision Events is a full service design and planning firm creating signature experiences through thoughtful design.



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New Members in November

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for November 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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