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Event and Wedding Planning Workshop @ Hilton Harford
Sep 23 @ 3:30 am – 9:30 am
Event and Wedding Planning Workshop @ Hilton Harford | Hartford | CT | US

Event and Wedding Planning Workshop

Workshop Details:

Have you dreamed about becoming an event planner? Do you need tips on planning your own wedding? This interactive workshop will provide you with all the tools necessary to become a successful event and wedding planner. Learn how to design and coordinate professional events. Take the stress out of planning your big day with an easy and simplified approach.

Investment: $400

Registration fee provides a Certificate of Completion, The ACV Event Management Starter Kit (Kit includes the following: Wedding Planning Packages, Professional Client Agreement, and Professional Event Planning Timeline.), tips on how to design your own professional website and the following.

  • Discount on follow-up consultation for business or event planning.

  • 30 days of free post-workshop follow up via email for any pending questions that you may have.

  • Opportunity to volunteer or intern at Events by Amiress.

  • Opportunity to become a member of Events by Amiress Network of Event Professionals.

Training content includes the following:

  • Event and Wedding Planning Basics

  • How to Offer Your Wedding Planning Services

  • Pricing Your Services

  • Registration Software

  • Meeting With Your Clients

  • Site Selection and Site Inspections

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Food and Beverage Planning

  • Working With Vendors, Your Team, Entertainment, and VIP’s

  • Balancing Event Planning With Your Personal Life

  • Tips on Starting Your Event and/or Wedding Planning Business

  • Marketing Your Business

  • Social Media in Event Marketing and Planning

  • Sponsorship and Fundraising

Bonus Training

  • Professional Event Manager Etiquette Overview

Day of workshop instructions:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early for sign-in. Workshop will begin promptly at the designated time.

  • Have picture ID and printed registration confirmation upon arrival. 

  • Dress code – Business casual.

  • Bring a sweater just in case the venue is cold.

  • Plan to stay for the entire workshop. Certificates will not be issued until the end of the day. (no exceptions)

  • Bring a brown bag lunch.

  • Bring a notebook and/or laptop (laptop is optional).


The Event and Wedding Planning Workshop is non-refundable and/or transferable.

Seating is extremely limited. Registration will close at event capacity. Workshop is taught to a small group of 30 participates therefore allowing hands-on training.  Early registration is highly recommended. Walk-up registration will not be permitted.

No unregistered, accompanying guests. No small children. Suggested age is 18 years old and up. No recording devices of any kind will be allowed into the venue.

More Information

Group rates in the USA for 10 or more are $200 per attendee. Total group rate fee must be paid up front. One-on-one training is available. Please contact us for details.

Special Needs: Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting Events by Amiress at least three working days prior to the training.

About Mrs. Amiress Versil, Trainer

I am proud recipient of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management from The Hospitality College at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida. Planning special events and training new event planners brings me so much joy!

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Do I need a certification to become an event planner?


Should I learn as much as possible about event planning before accepting clients?


What is the purpose of the Certificate of Completion?

The certificate confirms to any future potential employer or client that you completed an Event & Wedding Planning Training. Clients prefer to work with trained event planners that are dedicated to their event planning career. The certificate can be framed and displayed in your office as a qualified event planner.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Suggested age is 18 years old and up.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please feel free to contact us at or by calling 478-220-9726


What’s the refund policy?

The Event and Wedding Planning Workshop is non-refundable and/or transferable.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Have picture ID and printed registration confirmation upon arrival.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

No, the workshop most be attended by the person who registered for the training.

Face to Face at Hard Rock Stadium @ Meeting Professionals International South Florida Chapter
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Face to Face at Hard Rock Stadium @ Meeting Professionals International South Florida Chapter | Delray Beach | FL | United States

About the Speaker and Topic:
Aligning Face to Face Meetings with Strategy
Presented by: Eric Rozenberg, CMP, CMM

First 35 registrants will receive a copy of the speakers book:
Meeting at C-Level: An Executive’s Guide for Driving Strategy and
Helping the Rest of Us Figure Out What the Boss Wants

Learner Objectives:
1. Change your approach about meetings
2. Become more strategic
3. Get ideas you can apply immediately


4:00pm – 4:30pm – New Member Orientation
4:30pm – 5:00 pm – Registration/networking
5:00 pm – Program begins
6:00 pm – Networking Reception & Special Event

2017 Taste of Houston @ The Ballroom at Bayou Place
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2017 Taste of Houston @ The Ballroom at Bayou Place | Houston | TX | United States

Join MPI Houston for the 3rd Annual Taste of Houston Event!

Taste of Houston will showcase various local restaurants, caterers and breweries as they create signature dishes and provide local libations. This event will give you access to discover local culinary talent while networking with industry peers in one of Houston’s newest event venues.

Attendees will vote for their favorite Best in Savory and Best in Sweet dishes during the event. The winners will each take home the coveted Taste of Houston Most Delish Award!

Register By 12:00 noon on Friday, September 22, 2017!!!

MPI Member (Preferred/ Premier Level) $50
Non- Member & Essential Level Members $60
Student $15
Walk – In Member (Preferred/ Premier Level) (subject to availability) $60
Walk-in Non Member & Essential Level Members (subject to availability) $70
Walk- In Student (subject to availabilty) $20

Wedding & Event Industry Happy Hour Social @ Striders
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedding & Event Industry Happy Hour Social @ Striders | San Diego | CA | United States

Join fellow ABC Members and Industry Friends to simply hang out, connect and socialize. We’re saving the formal programming for next month, and going to San Diego’s newest sports bar, Striders. It’s going to be a casual but rewarding night and we’d love to see you there!

To learn more about this event, the venue/location, who’s helping put it together, and more, visit:

ABCIL September Meeting @ The Drake Hotel - Oak Brook
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ABCIL September Meeting @ The Drake Hotel - Oak Brook | Oak Brook | IL | United States

Quarterly meeting for the Illinios chapter of the Assocation of Bridal Consultants. Speaker announcements and ticket information will be listed promptly.

Webinar: The Attendee Journey: How to Maximize Engagement @ BizBash
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar: The Attendee Journey: How to Maximize Engagement @ BizBash | New York | NY | United States

Understanding the attendee journey is an important component of event success. It allows for event organizers to set a ‘plan of attack,’ creating important touch points at each stage of an event, thoroughly engaging an audience. Innovative new technologies have furthered engagement efforts through tracking attendee behavior and creating real time updates based upon their actions. In this webinar, Brooke Gracey, Senior Mobile Events App Strategist at CrowdCompass by Cvent will share important ways to utilize technology to improve live experiences, crucial data points that will help achieve the best results, how to understand digital footprints, and other new ideas to improve the attendee experience.

Gracey will additionally discuss:

-Important steps to take prior to the event to build excitement
How to maximize engagement during each part of the event process
-New ways to keep your attendees returning year-after-year
Tools available to measure attendee engagementv
New ways to drive R.O.I. for sponsors and exhibitors
-And more

By registering for this webinar, you are opting in to receive information from CrowdCompass by Cvent.

ILEA September Monthly Mixer @ Revel Cafe & Bar
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ILEA September Monthly Mixer @ Revel Cafe & Bar | New Orleans | LA | United States

This month we’re headed to Midcity to check out renowned bartender Chris McMillian’s Revel Cafe & Bar! Join us to mix & mingle with the best event pros in New Orleans while enjoying happy hour specials on delicious cocktails and small plates!

Chris McMillian is a New Orleans bartender and a co-founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail. Imbibe Magazine mentioned McMillian as one of the top 25 most influential cocktail personalities of the last century. McMillian, a fourth generation bartender, has been the chief bartender at several New Orleans bars, including the Library Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton and Bar UnCommon. As a cocktail historian, McMillian is known for telling stories or reciting drink-themed poetry while making drinks. McMillian has been mentioned in many magazines such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has been a public speaker at institutions such as the Smithsonian. He opened Revel in 2016 to rave reviews!

Oktoberfest: MPI Networking Social @ Graybar Building
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oktoberfest: MPI Networking Social @ Graybar Building | New York | NY | United States

It’s still hot now but Fall is in the air. Celebrate NYC’s best season by joining fellow MPIGNY members at our Oktoberfest networking social. We’ll be overlooking the city at Flight Deck, enjoying a German-style feast, live entertainment and of course some tasty libations. This will be a great setting to make new connections and refresh your industry network. Brush off your lederhosen and stein then bring your appetite and make a toast, Ein Prost!

September Networking and Education @ Elmwood Park Zoo
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September Networking and Education @ Elmwood Park Zoo | Norristown | PA | United States

Dont miss a wild night of networking and education at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Learn the secret to enhancing your event by incorporating your surroundings.

Join us for a Members Only Educational Lunchat Row 24 @ Row 24 Events and Productions
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a Members Only Educational Lunchat Row 24 @ Row 24 Events and Productions | Chicago | IL | United States

Jennifer Perna with Fulton Market Consulting will speak with us regarding sales and how to manage our client base!

Jennifer Perna started Fulton Market Consulting in May 2017 after developing an event and sales management experience portfolio for over 25 years in the downtown Chicago catering and special events industry. Jennifer presently works with owners, managers and all team players at hospitality-related companies on increasing sales and creating business development strategies, streamlining processes for operations and event production, and developing best practices for human resources and administrative management. This is especially imperative as we continue to manage a diverse and young talented pool of employees today. Jennifer brings a dynamic, approachable and relatable communication style to all levels and members of the team.

Blue Plate Catering will also be serving up some delectable items from their fall menu.

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