By: Tracey Manailescu
We have been speaking at Wedding MBA for the past seven years, but this year the producers asked us to do something pretty darned groovy. A special “Wedding Planner” track was added to the conference on Monday, September 14th, 2015. This made an additional day of learning (whoot whoot) and we were asked to speak at it, as well as moderate and MC the afternoon session.
We were in the company of some talented and passionate wedding planners; Alison Howard of Alison Howard Events, Linnyette Richardson Hall of Premiere Event Management and Deborah Moody of ACPWC gave some wonderful tips and advice, as well as about 400 attendees were in the room to feed the wedding euphoria.
In fact, Danielle and I were asked to speak at two seminars this year; “Ooh La La: European Wedding Trend Forecast” where we discussed the wedding market’s trend forecast, mixing and matching with a hands on color lab, and selfie stations done right.
Our second seminar was titled “Eclectic Elegance: The 2016 Wedding Planner Forecast” in which we discussed the new twist on tasting stations and small sips, what’s hot and what’s not, and themes and colors for 2016.
The awesome Colleen Ashton of Aloha Hawaiian Flowers and Gifts , WPICC presented us with lei’s Fed Ex’ed for our presentation all of the way from Hawaii as part of our seminar where we discussed the guest experience. A lucky winner was selected to receive a lei which was sent directly to her home.
There were over 2200 wedding professionals of all backgrounds and countries in attendance. There were over 90 seminars to choose from.
Wedding MBA would not be complete without mentioning the amazing parties that are sponsored by WeddingWire and The Knot each year. It really is something that attendees look forward to after the seminars. We can relax, unwind and network while being spoiled at some really great venues in Las Vegas.
Such a great time at the WeddingWire party at Ling Ling at Hakkasan! Love our photos from Open Air Photobooth
Here is a great promo video produced by Godfather Films for Wedding MBA 2015 so you can get a better feel of the overall event.
Next year’s dates have already been selected. Mark your calendars for Wedding MBA 2016 on October 3-5, 2016.