Wedding Industry News + Highlights

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

southern weddings

Lara and the talented ladies at Southern Weddings have launched their new site - after a lot of hours, trans-atlantic communication and creative brainstorming.

You may remember that Southern Weddings was a sponsor of one of The Smart Planner's UnBirthday Giveaways, and gave free ad space to a lucky winner.  They also surprised the rest of the entrants with a smaller ad space giveaway and those are live on the new blogsite this month.  If you are interested in advertising with them on a longer basis, click here.

Here's a fun photo of Laura - the managing editor, and Kirstin - the art director, launching the blogsite on a chilly New York City street after all the cafes closed for the night:

wedding magazine launch

Be sure to check out their new site and leave them some love and keep your eye out for the premiere issue of Southern Weddings magazine in January!  I have a copy of the test issue they sent to select people and distributors earlier this year and I love it.  Rumor has it the premiere issue will be even better!


For those of you in the Michigan area, be sure to check out the Michigan Wedding and Event Professionals association.  Started by wedding planner Amanda Freeman of Bliss Weddings, who is the State Advisor, this group was created as "an easy way to connect to other wedding professionals" in the Michigan area.  Aletha VanderMaas of Pearls Events is the West Michigan Advisor.

michigan wedding professionals

They are hosting their first meetups on December 2nd - one for those of you in West Michigan and one for those of you coming from the East side of the state.  Be sure to check out their blog for more information and to RSVP.


This week I am doing a special series on Twitter called {Lessons from Burnout}. You can read the backstory here and follow along here. They are short little notes and musings on things I learned from - you guessed it - burning out.  Learn from my journey so that you can avoid the same mistakes I made.

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