Dream Occasions presents at WPE ’11

On the 4th & 5th March the UKAWP held their 3rd annual seminar for wedding planners, WPE 11. Held once a year WPE is a dedicated seminar for wedding planners with a hand picked programme of speakers. It is a mix of business motivational talkers to industry experts. I feel it is vital to increase my knowledge to ensure I am the best I can possibly be. By continuing my education it shows clients I am serious about my career as an event planner.

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Of course there is the social aspect of attending WPE, catching up with colleagues I communicate with over email and Twitter, some who live across the breadth of the UK. On the Friday evening there was an amazing dinner held at 10:11 Carlton House Terrace, the décor was truly astounding and I loved hearing about the history of the property. The food served by FoodShow, how lovely it was to be pampered rather then doing the pampering!

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What made this year different however was that I was asked to present, I am know for my knowledge of marquee weddings so on Friday afternoon I gave some insider tips to the delegates,  I often give advice to planners that call me and of course teach on the UKAWP courses, but this was the first time I had presented in front of already trading planners. wpe11-bernadette

The feedback I received from the planners was wonderful.

“Made me want to do a marquee wedding!”

“Really useful and made me really think about a marquee event I’m doing”

“Very comprehensive and expert presentation”

“really useful tips & hints”

I also had the opportunity to meet  8 Dutch planners who attended on Saturday as part of their educational trip to the UK, they belong to an organisation called BWPN . It was fascinating learning about the differences AND similarities between our clients weddings. 

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If you would like help with your marquee party or wedding please contact Bernadette to check availability and arrange a FREE consultation.

 

 

Photo Credits – Lloyd Dobbie  

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