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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
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STYLISH AFFAIR’S WEDDING & EVENTS   By Mickey Long
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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

 

The Four Letter Word….Love October 29, 2009

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Candles and FlowersI really don’t know when I started, loving to plan weddings for clients .    I guess after my own. There is something about them, that makes me feel like a hopeless romantic. With the  gathering of family and friends ,whom have all  come together to share a couples happiness, and joy!  Guest dress up in their finest garments, and  their smiles lighten up the space. The soft music in the background setting the mood for all to enjoy!

Each guest are sure to have flashbacks, and remember that excitement, that they shared on their own special day!  You look around and couples are holding hands and mingling with other guest whom they havent seen for a while, all anticipating to see the bride make her walk down the long aisle.  In her beautiful gown, hair styled  just right, make up is picture perfect. The bride , she has this glow that  just radiates for miles. The ceremony is a personal  and private moment for the couples to share their vows with each other, and with a few of their special friends.

The pictures from the day, when you look back on them there is something about them that are peaceful and serene, a captured moment in time, to look back on for years to come.

The cake, a beautiful piece of art that has been inspired maybe the couples interests, something meaningful to them or a theme that represents  both of them. They feed each other to symbolize, that they will take care of each other forever!

The first dance as husband and wife, is a wonderful feeling, I get when I see this ,each and every time. I think to myself  here is two beautiful people in love and committed to each other for eternity.

The father daughter dance, makes me teary eyed, cause I see this relationship of unconditional bond and the  love that a father and daughter have shared between the two of them, I don’t know why I get choked up! I don’t know if it is a sad feeling,that the father is losing her daughter to someone else or a happy one!

Regardless, of all the activities,that are taking place during the day, I know that the Bride and groom are happy at this very moment, and that’s what  makes me passionate about weddings.

Tell me what makes you happy about your wedding day!

Best Regards,

Stylish Affair’s

Weddings & Events

www.stylishaffairs.vpweb.com