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In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I am covering wedding pro collaboration! We cover the following in our chat: Be the consumer you want to attract. Be mindful of value and proper education / language around this. How to ask for collaborations. How to say no to collaborations. Find this episode helpful? Please […]

Episode 12: The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Pro Collaboration

In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, we are discussing working with people we know, whether this is a good idea and things to consider if doing it! We cover the following in our chat: · My experience in planning for those I know. · General outcomes that are commonly reported as happening · […]

Episode 11: Why I Don’t Work with Family and Friends

In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I’m chatting with Alyssa Glorioso, a new Refiner, but a seasoned wedding & event planner. We cover the following in our chat: How her logistics background makes here a great planner Why taking on a side gig helped grow her own biz Who helped her discover Refine […]

Episode 10: Success, Side Gigs and Facebook Groups with Guest Alyssa Glorioso

Article by Refine Collective Member: Berlyn Martin of Berlyn Events in Columbus, Ohio.  SO, YOU WANT TO BE A WEDDING PLANNER. Maybe you’re graduating college looking for that next step. Maybe you’ve been working in events in a different capacity for years, or you enjoyed planning your own wedding so much you’ve decided to make it […]

Collective Contributor: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Wedding Planner?

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In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I’m sharing how to respond to all those coffee date requests you get from wedding vendors seeking to be on your preferred list! We cover the following in our chat: My email response The hidden tab on our website, outlining our process for meeting vendors: heavenlydayevents.com/vendor-connections This […]

Episode 09. How to Handle Coffee Date Requests

I made a pretty big trail mistake on a hike this summer that landed me in a boulder field with quite the vertical, overhanging a lake. I was with an accomplished ultra-runner that navigates rocks like it’s her j.o.b. She offered to come get my pack because it was throwing my balance. But it made […]

You Don’t Have to do Things the Hard Way

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 In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I’m sharing in full detail everything you need to know about the Refine Collective! We cover the following in our chat: · What is it? · Who is it for? · What’s inside? · How much does it cost? · What’s the difference between the FREE […]

Episode 08: Everything you need to know about the Refine Collective

You’re the real MVPs. You have all done such a fantastic job keeping our country as safe and healthy as possible. You are unrecognized heroes. Our doctors, nurses, teachers, food workers, mail carriers, etc may be in the media headlines… but you my friends are truly on the front lines as well. You have helped […]

Event Planners: The Fabric of America

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  Article by Alexis Alvarez of Lillian Rose Events in Chicago, a Refine Collective Member   I’ve been re-reading all of the blog posts I’ve written in the last 4 years that are filled to the brim with actionable tips and sound wedding planning advice and it all reads as utterly useless. As I sat […]

Guest Blog: A Strategic Roadmap for Planning Your 2021/2022 Wedding

In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I’m chatting with Diana Warner, long time Refiner and real-life friend. We met in Vegas at Wedding MBA in 2019! We cover the following in our chat: Wedding Management Why Refine stands out to Diana in relation to all the options out there The value of community […]

Episode 07: The Benefits of Refine with Guest Diana Warner

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