Welcome to the Refine Blog

  In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I invited Refiner Melissa Brown to join me and talk about her experience in our community. We cover the following in our chat: Importance of guest experience and guiding our couples through developing that. Tips for staying organized in large Facebook groups like Refine. Bad experience […]

Episode 03: How to Utilize the Refine Community

  In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I hit a dicey topic: politics. Today, I’m asking the question “do politics belong in our industry?” We cover the following in our chat: Facebook is monitoring FB groups for fake news and posting news articles in your groups and cause harm. 3 schools of thought […]

Episode 02: Do Politics Belong in the Wedding Industry?

  In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I am giving you permission to have boundaries while loving and serving your clients through COVID. We cover the following in our chat: While you are perfectly capable of offering emotional support, you are not licensed to handle trauma and it’s okay to recommend therapists to […]

Episode 01: You Are Not a Therapist

Is content creation taking up a huge amount of your brain space? I totally get it! Not only do I have a several great tricks up my sleeve that will help you stop overthinking your content creation, but I have some amazing tools and resources you should utilize! You know their problems, just show them […]

5 Ways to Stop Overthinking Your Content Creation

Amber Anderson and Refine Teach You To Stop Overthinking Content Creation

Thank you Lauren Grove and Caroline Brown for serving us today with your helpful live Q&A around the legalities we as vendors are facing. Those hyperlinks will take you to valuable resources both ladies have for you right now. Follow them both on social media for real time updates as new ideas and resources become […]

Notes from a COVID-19 Contract Chat with Every Last Detail and Engaged Legal

WOW! What a time. Guys… I’m so so sorry this is happening to you. How crappy. I want to start by saying that your feelings are real, the cost is so heartbreaking and the loss of a dream or expectation is more than fair to grieve. Simply put, it’s awful. As an old married lady […]

An Open Letter to Couples during COVID-19

Hi! I’m Amber, leader of Refine for Wedding Planners and I hope you are able to get the support you need here. We are a very encouraging group of planners that live to support each other as we learn and grow in our businesses. But let’s get right to it! You have zero time for […]

COVID-19 Email Templates for Wedding Planners

Today, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jenny Demarco about some of the greatest grievances between planners and photographers.     And of course, while recording- my husband surprised me by coming home for lunch as today is our anniversary! And alas, I lost the recording when he started streaming something, not realizing I […]

Navigating Conflict Between Planners and Photographers

Are you a new wedding planner that planned your own wedding and decided you really love it so you jumped into it as a career? I’m going to pick on you in this post, only because it’s a stereotype and the odds are, that’s how most of us got started. That’s actually how I became […]

How to become a Wedding Planner

Due to health (Lyme’s Disease once upon a time and severe post-partum depression), I’ve had much harder years. Though, this is the first “hard year” I’ve had that was paired with the business systems I implemented in the last couple of years and y’all, I conquered this MFer like a boss. I can see the […]

My 2018 Year in Review

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