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Benefits for Wedding Professionals December 19, 2009

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Welcome

Wedding professional is seeking opportunities to network and link up with others in the wedding industry. If you are a vendor and live in the San Diego area and interested in starting a chapter here in San Diego for networking purpose’s,media opportunities,and other benefits. Please reply to this post. I’m looking for new members to join the

Association for Wedding Professionals International.

A community of professionals.. Since 1995. The Association for Wedding Professionals,International (AfWPi ) is your resource if you want to succeed in the wedding industry. AfWPi has reached around the globe the past 15 years to build a community of members in more than 31 countries. This is your association if you want to connect, grow,and be recognized-and respected-as a professional. We are also a fully staffed,full-time organization.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS………

With other wedding professionals locally and throughout the world. 10 mixers, 1 Holiday party and 1 Gala per year in Sacramento.

You’ll get to know other pros in the area. Plus get the chance to showcase your products and services. We are building networking communities throughout the US. Online Social Networking-Facebook, MySpace, Wed Space,etc.

Bringing The Brides To You……..

……through several avenues.

30,000 brides’ names and contact info just last year.

We’ll drive brides to your Web site, with your link from the highly visited afwpi.com.

STATUS & CREDIBILITY……

…for you and the wedding industry.  We work to make the wedding industry seen as hard-working professionals.  You love your job and bring all you have to your weddings- you deserve respect.  Our logo is well-known as a symbol of ethics and professionalism.  You will be able to use this logo on your Web site, business cards,brochures and advertising. And your Certificate of membership lets brides know you care enough about your business to be part of a professional organization.

LEARN TO EARN & GROW

Selling Techniques : How to Survive in a Down Economy: Better Business Cards: Blogging: Selling to the 21st Century Bride: Get more Bookings from Bridal Shows: Eco-Friendly Weddings: Improving Your Customer Service.. Just a few of the seminars organized by AFWPI.  Seminars are every 3-4 month, an all-day Regional Conference is held once a year Soon to com-monthly newsletters and webinars.

FREE PUBLICITY FOR YOU

When a newspaper or TV reporter needs information on weddings they call AfWPi-and we send them to our members. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, all major networks, and hundreds of other national and local media have quoted our members.  With one press release, AfWPi started the media frenzy over 07/07/07!

SERVICES & RESOURCES YOU NEED

In bussines you need to have insurance, accept credit cards and advertise.

AfWPi finds discounts for you on these and other services:

Merchant Card Processing Services

Company Liability Insurance

Magazine Advertizing Discounts

Airport Parking Discounts/Airline Travel Discounts

Hotel Discounts

Discounted Bridal Show Fees. Soon to be added Discounted Legal Fees.

And, if there is something you need and we don’t have it, we’ll find it!!

ALL THIS FOR ABOUT $20 A MONTH!

A small investment in a big opportunity to grow your business, build valuable lasting relationships and be the best you can be. And, we’re her for you full time-It’s what we do. Plus-you are investing in your industry.

**Please ask about our payment plan.*

Association for Wedding Professionals International

Association for Wedding Professionals International

Please if you have any questions about the association please contact the AfWPI

Web site afwpi.com or you may email http://Richard@afwpi.com
Please tell them you heard about the Association from
STYLISH AFFAIR’S WEDDING & EVENTS   By Mickey Long
 

SOUPLANTATION CONTEST!! December 15, 2009

Chosen Finalist In Souplantation Contest

STACKED TUSCAN PLANTATION!

Stylish Affair’s, own wedding coordinator Mickey Long was chosen as one of the Top Ten Finalist in Souplantation crEATe a dish and is very excited to share her enthusiasm with all of you! Please help her, by casting your vote on behalf of the creation that was selected by souplantation judging committee . Below is the name and the link for all of you to cast your vote! It’s Free,and only take a few seconds to submit your vote.. Please show your support and encouragement !

The contest was held back in October 2009,and was judged on using the ingredients that souplantation has offered in their own salad bar.

Voting is taking place now and till December 31, 2009.  So you still have time to cast your vote on the ‘‘STACKED TUSCAN PLANTATION. By MICKEY LONG.

Please cast your vote at www.souplantation.com/create/voting.asp

The winner will be selected on January 8, 2010!

We thank you for your support and encouragement in advance.

Best Regards,

STYLISH AFFAIR’S

Weddings & Social Events

 

THE WEDDING SCAM December 3, 2009

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You get the e-mail, from a client, who is looking for a professional wedding planner to handle all the details for his up and coming wedding, He is in the United Kingdom, and tells you what the vision is and ask if you can handle the details for them? They give you all the details by email,and your suppose to email them back with your quote, and tell them how you can provide them with their request. In just a few days, you receive a certified letter and Money Order for your services.

So you think that everything is great…! So you email the client and tell them the check was received and… they say ” Could you please send 3000 or so to other vendor, that is waiting on his funds to get his job done! Here is the scam …Money Order looks good,but it is forged! What they are hoping for is that you will send them the cash back, and your left with owing the bank all this money!

I was lucky enough to have just read up on this scam, that was posted on the Association for Wedding Professionals International website. I have enclosed a picture of the fake check. Now I can spot them onsite..and I like to collect them just for kicks and giggles.

Just a little FYI for my wedding professional friends.

Best Regards,
STYLISH AFFAIR’S
Wedding & Social Events
By Mickey Long