August 11, 2009

Destination Weddings, Managing & Marketing Your Business

Don't miss this great informative meeting!
Destination Weddings, Managing & Marketing Your Business

Sunday, September 13, 2009 from 9 AM - 4 PM

Destination Weddings
Lisa Light, wedding planner and CEO of Destination Bride, is a dynamic speaker and planner who has a lot to say about destination weddings, the fastest growing trend in the 125 billion dollar American Wedding Industry. She has build a prestigious wedding planning company, Destination Bride, and the $1 Internet site dedicated to destination weddings, Lisa has written a book on destination weddings: Destination Bride: A complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Anywhere in the World. Her company motto is "we make your wildest dreams come home or abroad,". Known for her energy, creativity, and ebullience, Lisa speaks with passion and experience about what it takes to guide dreams - in whatever exotic location - into reality. Lisa will be speaking to all wedding vendors and planners about How to Plan a Destination Wedding and How to Enter into the Destination Wedding Market.

Joan Rodriguez, Sales Manager of North and South Carolina Sandals and Beaches Resorts will be there to give a Sandals presentation. She will update us on all the new happenings going on at all the Sandals properties.
Who's Hiding In Your Address Book?Mary Kurek’s system for organizing an ideal network has transformed thousands of business owners into "business celebrities," and launched a unique networking club endorsed and produced by Chambers of Commerce. Mary Kurek has been quoted on..,,,, HGTV's, & Real Estate Executive Magazine (online). Her 60-second networking and marketing tips are heard throughout eastern NC on WTKF and WJNC Radio.

Internet Marketing
Eric Hause is publisher of the Coastal Carolina Bride suite of magazines and web sites. Raised in eastern North Carolina, he has been involved in the region's travel and tourism industry for over 25 years. In 2001, he put his experience in destination marketing to work to promote destination weddings on the North and South Carolina Coasts. He also publishes Crystal Coast Bride Magazine and web site, Grand Strand Bride Magazine and web site,, and the upcoming and He is also a partner in Panache Events, LLC, which produces wedding showcases on North Carolina's Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.
Linen Trends
Jodi Solomon of Connie Duglin Linens will be showing us some of the newest linen trends in the industry. She has also graciously donated all of the linens displayed at the event!

Register here
Hotel Rooms/Overnight Stays.
We do have a block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate at the Quality Inn, Havelock, NC. Just call them at 252-444-1111 and mention the Association of Bridal Consultants for a discounted rate.

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