» See the WeddingWire World 2015 Agenda

See the WeddingWire World 2015 AgendaWe are so excited for the two-day lineup at WeddingWire World 2015!

In 2014, we took our award-winning day-long users’ conference on a tour of five U.S. cities. This year, we’re happy to bring WeddingWire World back to its inaugural location, Washington DC, for two full days of education and information to help you grow your wedding and events business.

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve filled the two days of WeddingWire World 2015 with amazing guest speakers and experts to get your business motivated and prepared to succeed across all of the most important channels for your business. Below is a quick sampling of some of the new and exciting sessions featuring our fantastic lineup of speakers:

Monday, March 16th

  • Pinstabook: Social Media Must Do’s – Sonny Ganguly, WeddingWire
  • Build Your Professional Brand Online – Alison Mann & Alexander Reznikow, LinkedIn
  • Tough Pricing Questions: Turning “How Much?” into “YES!” – Alan Berg, AlanBerg.com
  • How Marriage Equality Impacts Your Business – Kathryn Hamm, GayWeddings.com
  • Take Your Blogging to the Next Level – Andy Ebon, The Wedding Marketing Network
  • Be Your Own Wedding Publicist – Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting
  • Video Marketing: Creating Quality Content – Animoto, WeddingWire Partner

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» WeddingWire World Tour 2014: SoCal

We had a great time at WeddingWire World SoCal!

The WeddingWire team was thrilled to come together one last time with hundreds of wedding and event professionals for a day of education from industry experts, along with networking and fun surprises. This event was the last stop on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014, with earlier stops in Miami, DC, Chicago and Houston. Thanks to all our Pros who attended our SoCal event!

Our guests received great educational information to power their businesses from our team of presenters. Sessions included main stage presentations from WeddingWire Education Experts Alan Berg, Andy Ebon, and Kathryn Hamm in addition to two presentations from WeddingWire CMO Sonny Ganguly.

We were also pleased to include a panel of local wedding professionals, featuring Scott Nelson of Scott A. Nelson Photography, Tina Moran of Oh So Swank!, Krissi Trevino of Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and Bethel Nathan of Ceremonies by Bethel.

WeddingWire World SoCal also featured two breakout session tracks, which gave attendees the option to choose between sessions on a variety of topics, including a deeper dive into WeddingWire tools, blogging, and same-sex weddings skill sets.

We hope all our Pros enjoyed the day as much as we did! In addition to the main presentations and educational sessions, some highlights from the day include:

  • Starting the day at the Networking Breakfast by learning more about Pros in attendance with a special version of bingo
  • Awesome tweets from attendees throughout the day to @WeddingWireEDU using the hashtag #wwworld
  • The opportunity for Pros to meet with our Customer Success team members one-on-one to discuss their WeddingWire accounts
  • Our networking roundtable breakout session to facilitate new connections both within Pros’ service category and with other types of local professionals
  • Announcing the winners to our raffle prize drawings, including an iPad mini, Amazon gift card and tickets to WeddingWire World 2015 in DC
  • Free t-shirts and luggage tags for all attendees

Finally, a big thank you to our fantastic partners who helped make this event a success: fantastic event photos by Scott A. Nelson Photography, exciting event music by Special Occasions DJ & Lighting, photobooth fun from Open Air Photobooth and beautiful mood music during our reception from Payam Larijani of WeLoveGuitar!

Although SoCal was the last stop on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014, we’re already busy preparing for WeddingWire World 2015! We’re happy to announce that our award-winning conference will extend to two full days in Washington, DC on March 16-17.

Check out some of the photos below, and see our full event album on the WeddingWire Greater LA Facebook community!

WeddingWire World SoCal

WeddingWire World SoCal

WeddingWire World SoCal

WeddingWire World SoCal

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» Today is WeddingWire World SoCal!

Today is WeddingWire World SoCal!WeddingWire World SoCal is the final stop on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014! Previous stops include Miami, DC, Chicago and Houston.

Today, at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, wedding and event professionals from southern California will learn about the latest in the wedding industry and how to keep their businesses on top of all the most important channels, including sales, reviews, marketing, business management, networking, and more!

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from leading wedding industry professionals and special guest speakers, and our Customer Success team will be available all day for on-site consultations to answer questions and help our members take advantage of everything their WeddingWire account has to offer.

Below are a few other helpful notes for WeddingWire World SoCal attendees:

  • Check in and start the day on the second floor foyer, where WeddingWire staff will be ready and waiting to assist you.
  • Download theProWire mobile app on iTunes or Google Play and select WeddingWire World SoCal so that you’re able to access everything you need to know, on the go!
  • Catch up and create new connections with your fellow Wedding Pros at our Networking Breakfast from 9am-10am.
  • Earn raffle tickets throughout the day to be entered in our drawing to win an iPad Mini, $100 Amazon gift card or tickets to WeddingWire World 2015!
  • Tweet your own takeaways and follow along with the hashtag #wwworld on Twitter, where @WeddingWireEDU will be live tweeting and responding to Pro feedback and more! We’ll also post some behind-the-scenes photos on the WeddingWireEDU Instagram account.

Be sure to check back later this week as we continue to share photos and highlights from the event.

Thanks to all the Pros joining us today!

Missed the 2014 WeddingWire World Tour? Don’t worry! Join us March 16-17 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in Washington, DC for WeddingWire World 2015!

» WEDNESDAY: WeddingWire World SoCal

WEDNESDAY: WeddingWire World SoCal

We can’t wait for WeddingWire World SoCal on Wednesday!

The 2014 WeddingWire World Tour officially kicked off in June with WeddingWire World Miami and WeddingWire World DC, followed by WeddingWire World Chicago in August. We just wrapped up WeddingWire World Houston in October, which brings us to our last stop – Long Beach, CA!

WeddingWire World SoCal will feature main stage presentations from our industry experts and guest speakers, including WeddingWire’s own CMO, Sonny Ganguly, plus Education Experts Alan Berg, Kathryn Hamm and Andy Ebon. We’re also excited to feature a panel of wedding professionals who’ll be discussing their keys to success, moderated by WeddingWire VP of Operations Marty Kaufman.

Attendees will also have time to meet 1-on-1 with our Customer Success Managers as well as several opportunities to network with other local Pros at our Networking Breakfast in the morning and Cocktail Reception following the day’s presentations!

WeddingWire World SoCal will also feature several breakout sessions, including presentations on the following topics:

  • Blogging and why it’s so important for your wedding business
  • Serving same-sex couples and how to adjust your language and offerings
  • Service category networking roundtables offering even more peer insights
  • Reaching, attracting and impressing potential clients with WeddingWire tools

Don’t forget that you can still follow along with the fun by searching the hashtag #wwworld on Twitter! @WeddingWireEDU will be live tweeting all day with key takeaways, Pro feedback and more. You can also see some behind-the-scenes photos on the WeddingWireEDU Instagram account.

We’ll see our west coast Pros on Wednesday!

Missed the 2014 WeddingWire World Tour? Don’t worry! Join us March 16-17 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in Washington, DC for WeddingWire World 2015!

» Win Tickets to WeddingWire World SoCal!

Win Tickets to WeddingWire World SoCal! We’re only a few weeks away from our last stop on the 2014 WeddingWire World Tour in Long Beach! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, we want to give you a chance to join us for free!

We’ve reserved a select few WeddingWire World SoCal seats to give away to our Pros, and now’s your opportunity to get them for free! Complete the entry form and and a limited number of entrants will receive two free tickets to join us at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center on November 12, 2014 while supplies last. One lucky winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card! See Official Rules for more details.

You could receive two tickets to a day full of great information to power your business, industry-leading speakers, one-on-one sessions with our Customer Success Managers, networking with other wedding professionals and more – for free! Regularly-priced tickets are $199 each, so don’t miss out. Good luck, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Don’t want to wait? Guarantee your seat and buy your ticket today! Learn more and purchase tickets to WeddingWire World SoCal here.

» WeddingWire World Tour 2014: Houston

We had a great time at WeddingWire World Houston!

The WeddingWire team was thrilled to come together with hundreds of wedding and event professionals for full day of education and valuable information from industry experts, along with networking and fun surprises. Thanks to all our Pros who attended the event!

Our guests received great educational information to power their businesses from our team of presenters. Sessions included main stage presentations from WeddingWire Education Experts Alan Berg, Andy Ebon, and Kathryn Hamm in addition to several presentations from WeddingWire CMO Sonny Ganguly. Traci Brown, Body Language and Persuasion Expert, joined us as well to share her body language tips with Pros in attendance.

We were also pleased to include a panel of local wedding professionals, featuring Allan Jones of JF Studioz Luxury Photography, Rick Ballard of For Heavens Cake and Jonny Black of Jonny Black Productions.

WeddingWire World Houston also featured two breakout session tracks, which gave attendees the option to choose between sessions on a variety of topics, including blogging, same-sex weddings skill sets, and a deeper dive into WeddingWire tools.

We hope all our Pros enjoyed the day as much as we did! In addition to the main presentations and educational sessions, some highlights from the day include:

  • Starting the day learning more about guests in attendance and playing a special version of bingo at the Networking Breakfast
  • The opportunity for Pros to meet with our Customer Success team members one-on-one to discuss their WeddingWire accounts
  • The great key takeaways tweeted throughout the day to @WeddingWireEDU using the hashtag #wwworld
  • A new networking roundtable session to facilitate new connections both within Pros’ service category and with other types of local professionals
  • Announcing the winners to our raffle prize drawings, including an iPad mini, WeddingWire prize pack, Amazon gift card and tickets to WeddingWire World 2015 in DC
  • Free t-shirts and luggage tags for all attendees

Finally, a big thank you to our fantastic partners who helped make this event a success: fantastic event photos by Anne Marie D’Arcy Photography and event music and slow motion photo booth fun by A Very Special Day!

There’s still one stop left on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014! We invite our west coast Pros to check out the schedule and register today for WeddingWire World SoCal on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by visiting http://weddingwireworld.com/socal.

Check out some of the photos below, and see our full event album on the WeddingWire Houston Facebook community!

WeddingWire World Houston

WeddingWire World Houston

WeddingWire World Houston

WeddingWire World Houston

WeddingWire World Houston

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» Today is WeddingWire World Houston!

Today is WeddingWire World Houston!WeddingWire World Houston is the fourth of five stops on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014!

Today, at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, wedding professionals from the Houston area will learn about the latest in the wedding industry and how to keep their businesses on top of all the most important channels, including sales, reviews, marketing, business management, networking, and more!

Attendees will hear from leading wedding industry professionals and special guest speakers, in addition to visiting with our Customer Success team that will be available for on-site consultations to answer questions and help our members take advantage of everything their WeddingWire account has to offer.

Below are a few other helpful notes for WeddingWire World Houston attendees:

  • Check-in and start the day at 8am – our staff will be ready and waiting to assist you!
  • Catch up and create new connections with your fellow Wedding Pros at our Networking Breakfast from 8am-9:15am.
  • Earn raffle tickets throughout the day to be entered in our drawing to win an iPad Mini, $100 Amazon gift card or tickets to WeddingWire World 2015!
  • Tweet your own takeaways and follow along with the hashtag #wwworld on Twitter, where @WeddingWireEDU will be live tweeting and responding to Pro feedback and more! We’ll also post some behind-the-scenes photos on the WeddingWireEDU Instagram account.

Be sure to check back later this week as we continue to share photos and highlights from the event.

Thanks to all the Pros joining us today!

Not in the Houston area? There’s still one stop left on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014! We invite our west coast Pros to check out the schedule and register today for WeddingWire World SoCal on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by visitinghttp://weddingwireworld.com/socal.

» MONDAY: WeddingWire World Houston

Win Tickets to WeddingWire World Houston!

We can’t wait for WeddingWire World Houston on Monday!

The 2014 WeddingWire World Tour officially kicked off in June with WeddingWire World Miami andWeddingWire World DC, followed byWeddingWire World Chicago in August. We’re excited to bring our full day conference to the next city on the WeddingWire World Tour – Houston!

WeddingWire World Houston will feature main stage presentations from our industry experts and guest speakers, including WeddingWire’s own CMO, Sonny Ganguly, plus Education Experts Alan Berg, Kathryn Hamm and Andy Ebon. We’re also excited to feature Traci Brown, Body Language and Persuasion Expert, who will speak about the importance of body language for the success of your wedding business.

Attendees will also have time to meet 1-on-1 with our Customer Success Managers as well as several opportunities to network with other local Pros at our Networking Breakfast in the morning and Cocktail Reception following the day’s presentations!

WeddingWire World Houston will also feature several breakout sessions, including presentations on the following topics:

  • Blogging and how it can help your wedding business succeed
  • Everything you need to know about serving same-sex couples
  • Proven success strategies from other industry Pros to help you build your wedding business
  • Reaching, attracting and impressing potential clients with WeddingWire tools

Don’t forget that you can still follow along with the fun by searching the hashtag #wwworld on Twitter! @WeddingWireEDU will be live tweeting all day with key takeaways, Pro feedback and more. You can also see some behind-the-scenes photos on the WeddingWireEDU Instagram account.

Your wedding business will be joining hundreds of other wedding professionals for a full day of education and networking to help grow your wedding business.

For full details about WeddingWire World Houston, including full schedule and session locations, please visit http://www.weddingwireworld.com/houston.

» Win Tickets to WeddingWire World Houston!

Win Tickets to WeddingWire World Houston!

We’re only a few weeks away from our next stop on the 2014 WeddingWire World Tour in Houston! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, we want to give you a chance to join us for free!

We’ve reserved a select few WeddingWire World Houston seats to give away to our Pros, and now’s your opportunity to get them for free! Complete the entry form and and a limited number of entrants will receive two free tickets to join us at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown on Monday, October 20, 2014 while supplies last. One lucky winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card! See Official Rules for more details.

You could receive two tickets to a day full of great information to power your business, industry-leading speakers, one-on-one sessions with our Customer Success Managers, networking with other wedding professionals and more – for free! Regularly-priced tickets are $199 each, so don’t miss your chance at this deal.

Good luck, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Don’t want to wait? Guarantee your seat and buy your ticket today! Learn more and purchase tickets to WeddingWire World Houston here.

» First Look: WeddingWire World Houston

We can’t wait to host WeddingWire World Houston on Monday, October 20 at the brand new JW Marriott Houston Downtown, and we wanted to give our Pros a first look at this luxury venue!

WeddingWire World Houston is the fourth of five stops on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014, which has so far hosted fantastic events in Miami, DC and Chicago. We’re less than two months away from our Houston event, and we’re getting excited about the prospect of hosting at such a lovely location.

First Look: WeddingWire World HoustonSet in Houston’s first skyscraper, the JW Marriott Houston Downtown is a new hotel that eloquently carries the rich legacy of Houston into modern day. When it opens to the public in September 2014, the JW Marriott Houston Downtown will also offer direct access to the tunnel system which is ideally located on both rail lines, ensuring plenty of opportunity to explore nearby attractions.

Here’s what you can expect from WeddingWire World Houston at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown:

  • Stunning event spaces – named after famous artists, the event rooms at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown match the contemporary elegance of the rest of the hotel. As you wander from Picasso to Monet during breakout sessions and up to Dalí to meet with one of our customer success representatives, you’ll get beautiful views of downtown Houston to keep you inspired.
  • Plenty of networking – as the fourth largest city in America, Houston provides the perfect backdrop for WeddingWire World Houston attendees to network and connect with other Pros both within your service category and outside of it. WeddingWire World Houston is a perfect time to meet new members of the WeddingWire community, as well as members of our staff!

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» WeddingWire World Tour 2014: Chicago

WeddingWire World Tour 2014: ChicagoWe had a great time at WeddingWire World Chicago!

The WeddingWire team was thrilled to come together with hundreds of wedding and event professionals for full day of education and valuable information from industry experts, along with networking and fun surprises. Thanks to all our Pros who attended the event!

Our guests received great educational information to power their businesses from our team of presenters. Sessions included main stage presentations from WeddingWire Education Experts Alan Berg, Andy Ebon, and Kathryn Hamm in addition to several presentations from WeddingWire CMO Sonny Ganguly. We were also pleased to include a panel of local wedding professionals, featuring Holly O’Neil of Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens LLC, Mike Staff of Mike Staff Productions, Taneel Fraley of The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms, David Rothstein of David Rothstein Music and Carolyn Burke of Carolyn Burke – Wedding Coordinator/Officiant.

WeddingWire World Chicago also featured two breakout session tracks, which gave attendees the option to choose between sessions on a variety of topics, including blogging, same-sex weddings skill sets, and a deeper dive into WeddingWire tools.

We hope all our Pros enjoyed the day as much as we did! In addition to the main presentations and educational sessions, some highlights from the day include:

  • Starting the day learning more about guests in attendance and playing a special version of bingo at the Networking Breakfast
  • The opportunity for Pros to meet with our Customer Success team members one-on-one to discuss their WeddingWire accounts
  • The great key takeaways tweeted throughout the day to @WeddingWireEDU using the hashtag #wwworld
  • A new networking roundtable session to facilitate new connections both within Pros’ service category and with other types of local professionals
  • Announcing the winners to our raffle prize drawings, including an iPad mini, WeddingWire prize pack, Amazon gift card and tickets to WeddingWire World 2015 in DC
  • Free t-shirts and luggage tags for all attendees

Finally, a big thank you to our fantastic partners who helped make this event a success: event photos by Colin Lyons Photography, acoustic guitar tunes provided by Jim Perona Guitar, Inc and the beautiful venue provided by The Art Institute of Chicago!

For more information on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014 and to see where we’ll be headed next, be sure to check out www.WeddingWireWorld.com.

Check out some of the photos below, and see our full event album on the WeddingWire Chicagoland Facebook community!

WeddingWire World Chicago

WeddingWire World Chicago

WeddingWire World Chicago

WeddingWire World Chicago

WeddingWire World Chicago

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» Today is WeddingWire World Chicago!

Today is WeddingWire World Chicago!WeddingWire World Chicago is the third of five stops on the WeddingWire World Tour 2014!

Today, at The Art Institute of Chicago, wedding and event professionals from the Chicagoland area will learn about the latest in the wedding industry and how to keep their businesses on top of all the most important channels, including sales, reviews, marketing, business management, networking, and more!

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from leading wedding industry professionals and special guest speakers, and our Customer Success team will be available all day for on-site consultations to answer questions and help our members take advantage of everything their WeddingWire account has to offer.

Below are a few other helpful notes for WeddingWire World Chicago attendees:

  • Check in and start the day in the Columbus Lobby, where WeddingWire staff will be ready and waiting to assist you.
  • Download theProWire mobile app on iTunes or Google Play and select WeddingWire World Chicago so that you’re able to access everything you need to know, on the go!
  • Catch up and create new connections with your fellow Wedding Pros at our Networking Breakfast from 8am-9:30am.
  • Earn raffle tickets throughout the day to be entered in our drawing to win an iPad Mini, $100 Amazon gift card or tickets to WeddingWire World 2015!
  • Tweet your own takeaways and follow along with the hashtag #wwworld on Twitter, where @WeddingWireEDU will be live tweeting and responding to Pro feedback and more! We’ll also post some behind-the-scenes photos on the WeddingWireEDU Instagram account.

Be sure to check back later this week as we continue to share photos and highlights from the event.

Thanks to all the Pros joining us today!

Not in the Chicago area? Join the WeddingWire World Tour in a city near you – there are still two tour stops left! Check out the schedule and sign up to get updates to find out when tickets are available by visiting http://weddingwireworld.com/.