Upcoming events

    • May 31, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Ray's Boathouse - 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

     Playing Nice in the Sandbox!

    How to Have Great Vendor to 
    Vendor Communication

    Speaker: Panel Style Q&A

    All of us love working with fellow vendors, but sometimes we don't know how to properly communicate in order to effectively relay our thoughts without stepping on toes or offending each other.  What information does a caterer need from a planner?  What does a DJ need from the lighting company?  What does a florist need from a venue? 

    During this panel discussion, we'll talk with vendors from each category on how to best communicate ideas, details, and adjustments to effectively and flawlessly execute an event.  


    Venue:  Ray's Boathouse

    Ray’s event catering features the best private waterfront banquet room in Seattle. “The Northwest Room” is located right next door to Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe. Guests are treated to a spectacular front row view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, creating a magical ambiance for wedding receptions, corporate gatherings and other special events.


    Contributing Wedding Professionals

    Menu

    Appetizers:

    Ray's Smoked Wild Pacific Salmon Bites

    Seasonal Fruit Compote

    Red Pesto Bruschetta with Artichoke and Mozzarella

    Dinner:

    Coconut Encrusted Chicken Breast with avocado cream, braised greens

    Mixed Greens

    Seasonal fruit, goat cheese, Marcona almonds, preserved lemon vinaigrette 

    Spring Couscous Salad with garbanzo beans, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mint, preserved lemon vinaigrette

    Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

    Grand Central Bakery Rolls & Butter

    Parking:  Complimentary self parking available in Ray's lot

    Registration

    • Please RSVP by the Friday before the meeting to take advantage of discounted pricing
    • All RSVP's after Friday (and walk-ups) will be assessed a late fee.

    Questions?

    Rebecca Grant, Seattle Chapter Director
    seattle@weddingnetworkusa.com

    • Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable.  Ticket may not be used for any future events.
    • An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not.  You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
    • If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email seattle@weddingnetworkusa.com and your guest to verify.

    • June 07, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Norris Centers – Austin 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365 Austin, Texas 78757

    Topic:  Give Yourself a Raise

    Speaker:  Margo Wickersham

    Are you priced competitively in your vendor category?  When is the last time you raised your fees? I know the cost of living in Austin is over the top these days...even rivaling California...so our income should be not only what we need to survive, but to THRIVE.  Join us at our June meeting as Sales Success Coach Margo Wickersham instructs you how to "Give Yourself A Raise"!



    With 25 years of record setting success in selling and marketing, Margo created the program that revolutionizes sales and raises revenue. The 5 step system, “RAISE Your Revenue” works across every industry and result in 20% to 85% increase in sales revenue!

    Margo took every opportunity to learn sales and marketing skills from the highest performers, listened to hundreds of hours of sales training and attended many training events and seminars and paid for the best coaching and mentoring available anywhere.

    As the newest sale rep on the team, Margo set revenue records selling construction equipment during the 80s, when she was one of the very few women in that field. She was content manager of the Dell website in 1997 and was at the forefront of the e-commerce explosion, again setting sales records. She pioneered the use of Human Factors, the science of how people interact with technology to improve the sales conversion rate across dell.com, which lead to multi-million dollar increases in revenue to the company.

    Increasing sales has been a constant theme throughout Margo’s career. She discovered that what worked for one industry, also worked for others, and now she shares all her best techniques with clients so they can dramatically increase their income.

    With her passion for helping people succeed, Margo compiled all of the best practices for selling and succeeding she learned over the decades and from the masters and created RAISE Your Revenue – The unique sales system for driving your income through the roof.



    Contributing Wedding Professionals


    Parking:  Free self-parking in parking lot.

    Registration

    • Please RSVP by the Friday before the meeting to take advantage of discounted pricing
    • All RSVP's after Friday (and walk-ups) will be assessed a late fee.

    Questions?

    Michelle Bromley, Austin Chapter Director
    austin@weddingnetworkusa.com

    • Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable.  Ticket may not be used for any future events.
    • An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not.  You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
    • If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email austin@weddingnetworkusa.com and your guest to verify.

    • June 14, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD


    Meeting Topic: Royal Pains; How to deal with difficult clients.

    When the realities of planning a wedding clash with your clients’ expectations, your sweet couples can become royal pains. You can often prevent this from happening and recover when it does. Learn the skills to easily deal with difficult clients. In this seminar we will discuss:

    * How to set clear expectations to avoid conflict

    * Ways to keep control when conflict arises

    * How to identify and diffuse troublemakers

     

    Speaker: Susan Southerland

    Susan Southerland started her small business venture as a wedding planner in 1992, and has since expanded her company, Just Events! Group, to include three successful brands servicing corporate and social events. An entrepreneur, event planner, author, business consultant, wife, and mother of four, Susan is considered one of the foremost experts in the event industry today. Through her business coaching and seminars, Susan has revitalized programs for internationally renowned corporations like Royal Caribbean International, Universal Orlando Resort, and Loews Hotels.

      


     


    Venue: TBD

    If you are interested in hosting a Wedding Network Denver meeting please email: denver@weddingnetworkusa.com.

    Catering: TBD 

    If you are interested in catering a Wedding Network Denver meeting please email: denver@weddingnetworkusa.com.

     Sponsors: 

    Audio/Visual: Sound Master Entertainment 

    Speaker Host: Platypus Papers


    Denver Executive Team:

    • Chapter Co-Directors: Laney Hall & Haley Hyman
    • Communication Chair: Emily Miller
    • Education Chair: Brittany Bowman
    • Logistics Chair: Angela Alizadeh
    • Membership Chair: Brooke Kletzli
    Ticket Info:
    • Tickets are non refundable
    • Tickets are valid for this event only
    • Tickets may not be used for any future event
    • If you are unable to attend, another person may use the ticket
    Registration - By Wednesday, June 14th
    $20.00 Wedding Network Members
    $30.00 Non Members

    Contact:

    Laney Hall, Local Chapter Co-Director
    Wedding Network USA

    denver@weddingnetworkusa.com

    • June 14, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bottle and Bottega, 1406 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201


    Meeting Activity:
    Summer Survival Networking


    Wedding Season is fast approaching and we want you to take some time to enjoy yourself and your fellow wedding professionals before things get hectic!

    Come join us for a lighthearted networking night filled with wine and paint. Each guests will get to take a master piece home at the end of the night. 

    5:30pm-6:15pm
    Co
    cktails, Hors D'Oeuvres & Registration

    6:15pm-6:30pm:
    Introductions and Contributor Recognition

    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Painting, networking, and socializing

    8:00pm
    Event Conclusion


    Appetizer Menu

    Grilled Seasonal Vegetables

    Charcuterie Board

    Mini Hamburger Bites

    White Chocolate Mouse Parfait.

     Bar Menu

    Cash Bar -- takes Credit Cards!


    Contributing Professionals




    Street Parking:
    Street Parking at hourly rates: Parking Lot on Columbia & 6th

    Portland Executive Team:

    • Interim Chapter Director: Erin Hight Osaki
    • Communication Chair: This could be you!
    • Logistics Chair: Arliece Caro & Becca Jones
    • Membership Chair: Dee Richardson 
    Ticket Info:
    • Tickets are non refundable
    • Tickets are valid for this event only
    • Tickets may not be used for any future event
    • If you are unable to attend, another person may use the ticket
    Registration: 

    Standard Registration, until June 9th
    $35.00 Wedding Network Members
    $40.00 Non-Members - New Attendee
    $45.00 Non-Members - Past Attendee

    Late Registration, June 10th-June 14th
    $45.00 Wedding Network Members
    $50.00 Non-Members - New Attendee
    $50.00 Non-Members - Past Attendee

    Contact:
    Erin Osaki, Vice President
    Wedding Network USA
    erin@weddingnetworkusa.com
    • June 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • StudioWed, 821 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

    Mastermind Round Table

    Please join Susan to find out how easy it can be to run an organized business and still love what you do. Your registration includes coffee and snacks in the morning, lunch and access to one of the most knowledgable professionals in the wedding and event industry! You do not want to miss this opportunity.

    Speaker: 

    Susan Southerland
    Just Events! Group


    Susan Southerland started her small business venture as a wedding planner in 1992, and has since expanded her company, Just Events! Group, to include three successful brands servicing corporate and social events. 

    An entrepreneur, event planner, author, business consultant, wife, and mother of four, Susan is considered one of the foremost experts in the event industry today. Through her business coaching and seminars, Susan has revitalized programs for internationally renowned corporations like Royal Caribbean International, Universal Orlando Resort, and Loews Hotels.

    Moderator- Laney Hall


    Venue- StudioWed

    Wedding and creative professionals can take their business to a whole new level with a stylish shared work and meeting space as well as a community for connection, learning, and networking with like-minded creative professionals.


    Catering- Elevated Catering 

    Elevated Catering excels at logistics so if that means we need to bring power and water to a remote site, we will.  We happily accept any and all challenges with the constant motivation to do our very best.  If you are looking to create a complete experience that includes the very best cuisine, impeccable service, and a beautiful atmosphere, Elevated Catering is the company that will make this happen.



    Join Us For A Mid-Year Refresh! 

    Sponsors:

    Ticket Info:
    • Tickets are limited to 30 attendees
    • Tickets are non refundable
    • Tickets are valid for this event only
    • Tickets may not be used for any future event
    • If you are unable to attend, another person may use the ticket
    • Ticket prices will increase the week of the event.


    Registration
    $30.00 Members 
    $45.00 Non-Members

    Contact:

    Laney Hall, Co-Director 
    Denver Chapter-Wedding Network USA

    denver@weddingnetworkusa.com

    • June 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662

    Wedding Season has arrived

    Mastermind Breakfast

    As the busy season starts, how are you feeling about this year? Still want more bookings? 

    And what are you doing to take care of YOU during the upcoming months?

    Join us on the Mezzanine (pictured below) at The Heathman Lodge, be prepared to enjoy a great breakfast and share your thoughts on the 2017 wedding season.



    Venue & Catering


    Menu

    1.  California Omelet

    Pepper Jack Cheese, Avocado, Tomato, Pico De Gallo

    2.  Garden Scramble

    Eggs, Tomato, Spinach, Peppers, Onions, Queso Fresco

    3.  Crispy Bread Pudding French Toast

    Caramelized Pears, Fresh Strawberries


    Parking:  Self in lot, Valet, Street

    Registration

    • Please RSVP by the Friday before the meeting to take advantage of discounted pricing
    • All RSVP's after Friday (and walk-ups) will be assessed a late fee.

    Questions?

    Chérie Ronning, WNUSA President
    cherie@weddingnetworkusa.com

    • Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable.  Ticket may not be used for any future events.
    • An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not.  You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
    • If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email cherie@weddingnetworkusa.com and your guest to verify.

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