In the past 5 years alone, there have been rapid changes to the wedding industry, including increasingly unique venues, wedding cinema techniques, custom guest entertainment and new professional services. It’s important to stay informed of new trends, techniques and industry players to stay relevant to a new generation of couples.

To do this, you can attend workshops, retreats, and conferences that host speakers who can teach you important topics you should know more about. Check out some of these opportunities:

ABC Annual Conference

The Association of Bridal Consultants holds a conference every year in November. This year, there are speakers and break-out sessions covering topics such as lighting design, modern trends, social media usage, wedding business apps and gadgets, cake trends, and how to create trust with clients.

If you can’t attend the conference, look for the seminars and educational meetings that the hold at the regional, state, and local level.

Bridal Association of America Wedding Conference

The Bridal Association of America holds a one-day seminar. They focus on educating vendors about the bridal market and marketing trends. They focus on helping professionals in the wedding industry increase the value that their business brings to couples and stand out from the competition.

Wedding Wire World

Wedding Wire World is an annual conference that’s held over 3 days. For the conference this year, some of the topics covered include how to build your brand, legal advice for setting up your business, how to increase online reviews, tips for time management, the latest wedding trends, and how to use social media to grow your business.

Wedding Pro Convention

The Wedding Pro Convention will be held in October this year in Las Vegas. It’s a 3-day event where people can listen to speakers covering some of the following topics: standing out from the competition, boosting sales, using effective persuasion techniques, budgeting, and knowing legal mistakes that one shouldn’t make.

Creative at Heart

Creative at Heart holds a tour in several states across the United States. The events are 2 to 3 days in length with a general session and several break out sessions. The events aren’t specific for people in the wedding industry, so creative individuals from various industries can share ideas and network with one another.

Engage!

Engage! is known as a luxurious wedding business summit. It’s a 3-day retreat with world-class speakers who are leaders in the event industry. They hold one in the spring, one in the fall, and one in Europe.

Attending these events will not only help you improve your business, but also allow you to understand and help your future clients better. It can also help you meet other vendors that you can collaborate with and grow your business. Check out some of these workshops, and choose one that can help you get the information that will benefit you and your business the most.

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