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WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

WPIC in the Media

We are always happy to talk to or assist the Media.
Please speak with Danielle or Tracey at info@wpic.ca or (905) 474-9292

Co-Founders are Speaking at Wedding MBA and Jamaica Bridal Expo

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WPIC Co-Founders, Danielle Andrews Sunkel and Tracey Manailescu are looking forward to a busy, yet exciting time for the next two weeks.

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We are heading out to Las Vegas for a WPIC Get-Together Vegas-style on Monday, September 15th, 2014 with approximately twenty WPIC Alumni. Then we will be speaking at Wedding MBA on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 on “International Wedding Trends” at 9am. Make sure you come by and say hello to us at our double booth!

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Then, we are heading off to Montego Bay, Jamaica to speak at the Jamaica Bridal Expo Conference, where we will also have a booth for the two days afterwards at the Jamaica Bridal Expo to promote WPIC!

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We are thrilled to be heading off to Negril afterwards to experience Couples Resorts with site visits and of course, an irie time ;)

We will be taking a ton of photos and experiencing it to the fullest, so we can share it all with you upon our return.

 

Body Language for Initial Client Meetings

Photo by Avenue-Photo.com

Photo by Avenue-Photo.com

by Danielle Andrews Sunkel

Here are some tips to use Body Language to your advantage during Intial Meetings with potential clients.

Give a Confident Handshake

A handshake can give the impression of a strong, confident and capable person or a meek, nervous one.  You of course, want to give the impression of confidence and competence.  A finger shake or wimpy, weak handshake doesn’t cut it in professional situations.

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Strong eye contact, warm smile, firm handshake

Look the client in the eye, and put the web between your thumb and forefinger into the web of their thumb and forefinger.  Your palms should be pressed together.  Smile nicely and apply as much pressure as they do.

Warm Smile

Smile too big and you could look creepy, disingenuous and mistrustful, no smile and you are unfriendly.

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Strike a balance in between with curved lips, little to no teeth and as Tyra would say “Smize!”  Make sure your smile reaches your eyes.

Keep Your Body Open

Crossing your arms makes you look closed off, guarded, and even disinterested.  Keeping your arms open makes you seem more approachable and open to their ideas.

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This planner looks friendly, confident and approachable

Another tip is to keep your hands at waist level, straight at your sides can make you look disinterested and if you put your hands too high, you seem way too intense.

How You Sit

Sitting directly across from the couple, is a power situation and could subconsciously turn the couple off.

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The Wedding Planner seems more reserved and formal.

Instead, try angling your body to the side, that subtle shift says, we are a team, I am on your side.

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The wedding planner seems much more at ease and approachable.

Don’t check your phone

It is like broadcasting, “You are not the most important client to me!”

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Hide that phone!

Give potential clients your full attention so that they know you will be attentive to you when they are your client.

Real Wedding: L+I – Montego Bay Yacht Club Wedding

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Destination Wedding Planner extraordinaire and WPIC Instructor, Monica Caesar, of Aisle Play Your Day is sharing another one of her fabulous weddings with us.  This one took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, a place that holds a piece of Monica’s heart, and now a piece of this couple’s too!

From Monica:
“I was thrilled to be a part of planning and coordinating Luba & Ivan’s wedding in Jamaica.  Having been born on different continents and countries apart; they couldn’t have imagined how life would bring them together in Canada as high school sweethearts and their love bring them to the Caribbean to exchange their vows. Luba & Ivan are travel junkies who together have travelled to about two dozen countries; so an exotic, tropical, and culturally rich setting for their wedding was a natural choice.

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The ceremony took place at Secrets Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica and included very emotional and heartfelt wedding vows to one another.
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Following the ceremony, guests were then shuttled to the Montego Bay Yacht Club for a cocktail ceremony around the pool with passed hors d’oeuvres and an intimate plated dinner situated right beside the ocean with views of cruise ships and yachts parked at the pier.

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The evening included dancing with an energetic steel band, a surprise video compilation from friends and family across the world sending their well wishes, heartfelt speeches and dancing the night away under the stars with a perfect ocean breeze.

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Everything about Ivan’s and Luba’s wedding was personalized with unique details to reflect their personalities…”

Vendors:
Wedding Planning & CoordinationAisle Plan Your Day c/o Monica Caesar
Photography: Merrick Cousley Photography
Ceremony Location: Secrets Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Venue, Cocktails & DinnerMontego Bay Yacht Club, led by Executive Chef Robbie Joseph
Décor & FlowersThe Wedding Planner Plus
Cake & Dessert – Alecia Woodbine of Signature Cakes & Desserts
Steel BandCaribbean Melody
DJ & Music – Hyperactive Sound Station
Travel: Travel Only c/o Jennifer Borgh


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