November Newsletter

November  2018 


 The Special Event is coming to San Diego in January 2019!

Register with promo code WIPA to claim a free exhibit hall pass. Plus, take advantage of their early-bird pricing on conference registration as well. #TheSpecialEvent


WIPA Webinar Series - Education on Demand

 This is a “members only” resource so you must be logged in at with your personal username and password to access previous webinars. Also listed are the upcoming webinars scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. So plan to take advantage of the expert presenters that are available to you at no charge. When the registration link is emailed it only takes a moment to register. 

Join Us the First Wednesday of Every Month    


The Importance of Transparency & Constant Growth with Clients...and 
Within Your Own Company

Michael Cerbelli 
CEO / President
Cerbelli Creative
New York, NY

Addressing how transparency is the key to doing business ethically and profitably, the right way and the wrong way to set your pricing, why it’s critical for you to know your own professional worth, and how to protect yourself by using a scope of work and letter of intent.     


Special Thanks to our newest sponsor.


 Wedding Industry Forms 

 AVAILABLE FOR WIPA MEMBERS -- Log into your online WIPA account and download an array of Wedding Industry Forms

 Thanks to the WIPA Advisory Board, Immediate Past President Brit Bertino has completed an effort to provide standard forms for many of the Wedding industry disciplines, AND, here is the best part, as a member of WIPA there is no charge for accessing the forms and using them whenever you need to find one for your business use!  So please take a look at this valuable member benefit by logging in to the Members Only section of  with your email and password. There under the Resource tab, you will scroll down to the Member Library and can download any of these forms for your use.

 Here is the list of forms:

 Band/DJ Checklist,   
Wedding Stationery Checklist
Day-Of-Wedding Party Sample Schedule
Floral Checklist
Hotel Room Block
Videographer Checklist
Photography Checklist
Wedding Day Production Schedule
Wedding Day Don't Forget Checklist
Wedding Guest RSVP

Welcome New Members

Rawan Asad
Elite Pour La Vie
[email protected]
Bridal and Evening Gowns

Lauren Benson
Four 13 Designs
[email protected]

A high-end custom wedding invitation, stationery and graphic design studio located in Vail, CO

Monica Evans
Monica Evans Photography
[email protected]

Fine Art Wedding Photography

Julia Levine
Telluride Ski & Golf, LLC
[email protected]

Juls Sharpley
Bubbles & Bowties
[email protected]

Event Planning, Design, and Management

Robin Wolff
Telluride Ski & Golf, LLC
[email protected]

 Exceptional Multi-Venue Luxury Mountain Wedding Destination

Chelsea Carpenter
Southern Fried Paper
[email protected]

Custom Invitations and Event Branding

Shannon Menary
Shaun Menary Photography
[email protected]

Husband-and-wife photography duo - lovers of wine, lovers of dogs, lovers of love!

Shaun Menary
Shaun Menary Photography
[email protected]

 Husband-and-wife team - lovers of wine, lovers of dogs, lovers of love!

Las Vegas
Valerie Harrison
Blueprint Studios
[email protected]

Event Production and Design

New Orleans
Paul Silivos
BBJ Linen
[email protected]

BBJ is the nations largest special event linen rental company

Other / At Large

Rachel Sheerin
Rachel Sheerin
[email protected]

Sales and Happiness Speaker + Trainer for Wedding and Hospitality Professionals

Kateri Greiner
Inspired Environments LLC
[email protected]

Bruce Grimmet
Rendezbooth (a DBA of Melissa Jill Photography)
[email protected]

Photo booth company

Sara Skinner
Inspired Environments LLC
[email protected]

Event Decor Rentals

Laura Perez Silvestre
Crystal Events Spain S.L.
[email protected]

Destination Wedding Planner

Montse Ruiz Rodriguez
Wedding You Barcelona
[email protected]

 Wedding You Barcelona provides a luxurious wedding and event planning services for exceptional celebrations. Whether you want us to take full control of your wedding or just help you with the coordination of the day we will make sure to offer the solution to the extension of your needs. Our services go from Full planning service, coordination of the day and unique proposals. With our full-service package we also can offer you to arrange activities for you and your friends and family such as hot air balloon, private group guided tour around the city, driving a car at the F1 circuit,…

Petra Wolf Duffy
[email protected]
0034 935 406 515 

PearlSandals is dedicated to creating special moments in Barcelona, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands primarily for the Scandinavian, German and English speaking couple

Alex Cheng
Boutique Websites
[email protected]

Captivating and SEO Optimized Website Design Services & Social Media Managment for Wedding Pros.

Josie Coccia
Enchanted Ever After Weddings & Events
[email protected]

Wedding and Event Planning Company 

Joelle Habbaki
Finer Events
[email protected]

Finer Events is an event design and decor company; specializing in weddings and corporate events.

Francesca Schettini
by Francesca, xo
[email protected]

Boutique offering Wedding Planning, Design and Florals

Madeline Anderton
La Caille
[email protected]

Amanda Hansen
Decoration Inc
[email protected]

Floral & Event Design

Chris McClain
Chris McClain Films
[email protected]


                                                  Chapter Events

                                                           Head over to our new for news and event features.

Member News 
Premiere Party Rents is featured on Wedding Chicks for this European inspired wedding inspiration shootPremiere Party Rents is also featured on Style Me Pretty for this Cielo Farms Wedding.
Good Gracious! Events was a sponsor at this ACE Entertainment's "Night of Mystery" event held at the Globe Theatre. Good Gracious! Events is also featured on California Wedding Day's" Haute List".  

Stella Award, Best DMC Far West, Silver Hosts Las Vegas, a Hosts Global member

Signature Party Rentals Rebrands with a fresh new look. For over 30 years, Signature Party Rentals has led the event industry in Southern California and beyond, evolving and maintaining relevance in the face of an ever-changing field. Now, Signature is releasing a fresh, new look with a rebrand that speaks to their future, as well as their past.


Located in the heart of San Francisco, the Bently Reserve’s new design of the Couples Lounge (designed by Blueprint Studio) will be completed- just in time for December brides and engagement season! The glamorous space provides couples a private space to use as a resource center to help with the planning stages of their wedding, get ready with their wedding parties, and relax before the big event. 

Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events presented at this year's Wedding MBA on "The Myth of Day-of Coordination" and has also launched an online course for Wedding Planners, Wedding Management 101: How to Be The Expert, Serve Your Clients Well, and Make More Money, Honey! 

Alan Katz from Great Officiants was a featured speaker at Wedding MBA in November. His 2 presentations on “How to Get Reviews” and “How to Deal with Bad Reviews” were some of the most requested and informative seminars at the 4 day event. Alans Playful style and engaging presentation gave the hundreds of attendees practical knowledge on best practices to get the best reviews and how to deal with negative ones. Alan Is a requested speaker on the topic of reviews across the country. He is know as the King of Reviews.

Luxe Linen was featured on Magnolia Rouge for Frosted Solstice Sunset Wedding Inspiration, which highlighted their new cloud runners. Ceremony Magazine featured Luxe Linen for a summer wedding. Luxe Linen was also featured on Love Inc Mag for Victorian Vintage Wedding Inspiration.

PartySlate is excited to announce that our CEO and Co-Founder, Julie Roth Novack, will be attending Engage! 18 Mexico as a featured a speaker. PartySlate was also recently highlighted as a top Chicago company by the Chicago Tribune

‘Tis the Season! Looking to host that perfect holiday party for the office? Occasions Catering has you covered! With a team of four expert event designers and nearly fifty years of experience, Occasions is your solution for the holidays. Our 2018 Holiday Selections are available to view here. December is booking up fast. Get in touch with a designer today.

Rachel Dalton was recently featured for her work, securing and producing celebrity talent for weddings and events, in Martha Stewart Weddings in an article titled:  “How to Hire a Celebrity Musician to Perform at Your Wedding”

Bespoke Edge was featured in the November issue of 5280 Magazine as one of Denver's leading shops for stylish men. 

Wente Vineyards was featured in’s articles, 10 Exceptional Experience Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry. Heather also shared insight on wedding menu considerations with Polka Dot Bride.  

Sandy Hammer with AllSeated was recently published on Catersource with her article entitled Your Tech Savvy Team. Sandy was also honored as one of top event management influencers of 2018 by FitSmallBusiness.

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media was published on Catersource with her article entitled Setting Up Your Facebook Ads for Success. You can also find her over at Planner In Training discussing using social media to sell..

Kevin Dennis with WeddingIQ was published on Catersource with his article entitled 8 Steps to Becoming Referral Worthy. He was also included in’s 10 Exceptional Experience Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry.

Emily Sullivan of Emily Sullivan Events was included in Catalyst Wedding Co.’s article Top Tips for Keeping Your Destination Wedding Easy on Your Guests. She was also published on Rising Tide Society with her article entitled Why You Need to Analyze your Business Year-Round.

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting was featured on the Bridechilla podcast, where she spoke on Navigating Family Drama at your Wedding Princess Eugenie Style. She was also a guest on Angela Proffitt’s podcast, speaking about The Creative Life of Business Experience.

Denise Karis made the leap to take her business to a full-time level. Her last day at her office job was November 4th and she couldn't be more grateful to be a part of WIPA where she constantly finds encouragement, support and inspiration from her fellow wedding creatives!

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