Wifey for Life Full Day Workshop Recap Part 1

by Lauren O'Brien

We held our very first full day workshop on April 26, 2015 at the beautiful Town and County Club

I began the workshop by speaking to the purpose of Wifey for Life. As you can see, I love public speaking. I especially love speaking about Wifey for Life. It is always a challenge to fully explain how different Wifey for Life is from the typical vendor bridal show. I understand the hesitation brides have so I always take time in the beginning to talk about our purpose...and tell a few jokes.

After my stand up routine, Mary Beth of Capture Photography opened the workshop. Her presentation "Insider Secrets to Your Perfect Wedding Photos." was full of amazingly informative content for brides that are still looking for a photographer and those that have already booked a photographer. Mary Beth's presentation was a favorite amongst all of our guests. In case you can't tell, I adore MB! Not only did she gives tips on how to get totally awesome wedding photos, she let our Wifeys know that sometimes the best moments are not planned and to just go with the flow. I plan to pretty much stalk MaryBeth and have her speak at every full day workshop, so if you missed this one, make sure you stay tuned to the blog so that you too can find out how to get totally kick ass wedding photos.

Up next was Megan of, The Wedding Embassy. What always impresses me most about Megan and WE is the level of knowledge and sweet connections that she has of and in the world of bridal. Megan's presentation was on "Wedding Day Disasters." It truly was a fresh way to present content above and beyond the normal "This is a pretty dress, this pretty dress costs..." Megan instead spoke to how you can be prepared for the "what ifs" and "oh no's" that are bound to happen on the day of. I won't give all her secrets away (you'll have to come to our workshop for that!) but I can tell you that safety pins save lives and bustles; and duck tape goes a long way. We made sure to gift each Wifey that attended with a sweet mini day of emergency kit, complete with safety pins. 

Stay tuned for part two! Up next we learned about some beauty tips and tricks from hair savant, Ashley Stone of Beauty Entourage. And Denise of The Persnickety Bride came ready to tell us all about stationery, favors and gifts as well as The Royal Family. Part two will be on the blog next week, as well as a big announcement about our next workshop!