Over the weekend I held a Wedding Planning Workshop for engaged couples and their families. I had never hosted anything like this before so I was a little nervous! I ended up having six brides attend, and they all gave positive feedback after the workshop.
This was held at Christine Shirley Designs in Wayne, which is a little shop on Lancaster Avenue. It's right in the center of town and was a perfect venue for this workshop.
Topics included creating a budget, what to look for when selecting vendors, the DIY bride, etiquette, current trends, and more! There was a lot of good discussion among the group and the brides interacted with each other and shared stories. I hope to hold another similar workshop sometime next year!
A very special thank you to Paige Sullivan from Christine Shirley Designs for letting us use her store!
All of the brides received a swag bag filled with wedding planning goodies! Thank you to the following people for contributing to the swag bag:
Denise Perkins of The Tropical Travelers
Ann Blake of Ann Blake Photography
Also thank you to the PhillyInLove Blog for advertising the workshop. See the write up here.
I am so excited to be a part of Kayla and Keith's July wedding! They are getting married at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, New Jersey. This black tie affair is sure to be a memorable event!
Kayla and Keith met back in 2011 when Kayla spotted Keith in New York City and handed him her business card. Keith called her, and they have been inseparable ever since!
Kayla and Keith already look like models, so I'm sure they will look absolutely stunning on July 30th! To learn more about this couple, go to: https://www.theknot.com/us/kayla-mccalla-and-keith-mason-jul-2016
If you are a Table 1 Events couple and would like to be featured, contact Lauren at Lauren@table1eventplanning.com
I realize this blog post is not wedding related, but I thought it was important to share. Today starts National Small Business Week. This week is dedicated to recognizing the contributions made by America's entrepreneurs. Prior to starting my own business, I never thought much about small businesses. Yes, I always 'tried' to support local businesses, but I never realized how important small businesses are to a community. Now, as a small business owner myself, I meet other small business owners almost daily. The wedding industry is filled with hundreds of small businesses.
This quote could not be more true. The money I make from my side business goes directly to my family. This money goes towards soccer lessons for my son. It pays for our family vacation to the shore, and it goes into an emergency fund for unexpected car repairs or medical bills. As a wedding planner I now always try to partner with local, family owned wedding vendors.
This week, please make a conscious effort to support small businesses in your community. Go to the family owned hardware store instead of Home Depot. Get your wedding attire at the local bridal shop instead of David's Bridal. Buy your lunch from the local deli instead of Wawa. I guarantee you, you will receive better service.
To learn more about National Small Business Week go to: https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/