WHAT IS WIFEY FOR LIFE?
Wifey for Life is an educational bridal workshop where Connecticut’s premier vendors can educate brides from all over Connecticut about the different facets of wedding planning. Each session is presented in a classroom setting but there is plenty of laughing, socializing and champagne. Just like college! ;-)
Throughout this series we will cover every component of wedding planning from curating your theme to choosing the right linen. Brides will be treated to bubbly, delicious food and a special gift.
Mini sessions are limited to 25 brides and the full day workshop will only host 50 brides. No crowded banquet halls, generic handouts and useless raffles. By keeping this workshop intimate it allows you to have one on one time with vendors, build relationships with other brides and absorb the information being presented.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This workshop is for every bride that has felt overwhelmed by the planning process and underwhelmed by the bridal shows. It’s for the bride who wants to mix and mingle with other brides and hear advice from Connecticut’s premier wedding professionals. It’s for the newly engaged as well as the halfway there bride. This experience is for every bride!
There are so many vendors out there and the web is full of so much information. So, who do you book? What questions do you ask? By meeting vendors in a relaxed, non bridal show atmosphere you will be able to listen to advice, ask questions and leave feeling prepared to tackle your wedding to do list. There is no obligation to book any of the featured vendors and you will not be sold anything during the workshop. This is a purely fun and educational experience!!
DO I HAVE TO BE ENGAGED TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS?
Absolutely not! I understand that many ladies, such as myself, begin planning for their wedding well in advance of the actual ring. This is a no judgement zone! If you’re “preplanning”, we’re cool with that. At least when you actually get the ring, you’ll be well informed. If you are engaged and want to bring your single bestie for the experience, do it!
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL SESSION BE LIKE?
Awesome! No really, we have created an amazing bridal experience. All sessions will be held on Sunday mornings at the vendor’s studio or a venue related to that session’s topic.
Mini sessions will begin at 11am with registration, followed by a cocktail brunch social and introductions. Around 11:30 we will begin the workshop and allow the featured vendor to take over. Once their presentation is complete the floor will open for any questions. After that brides are welcome to mix and mingle. The session ends right around 1pm.
The full day workshop will be just that, a full day of sessions, socializing and good food! The day will flow similarly to the mini session with registration at 11am and cocktail brunch social, but there will be multiple speakers/topics and a catered lunch. As always there will be plenty of time to mingle and ask questions. The workshop will end around 3pm.
IT GOES FROM 11-3ISH…DO I HAVE TO STAY THE ENTIRE TIME?
No way! Our cocktail brunch begins at 11am, however if you want to come just for the swag bag and workshop…that’s cool! We understand that people are busy and Sundays can get crazy. Your ticket reserves your seat, guarantees you a swag bag as well as the cocktail brunch and mixer after the workshop. Attend what you are able to, if nothing, register for the swag!! It’s amazing!
WILL THERE BE SWAG?
Yes! Of course. We have tons of sponsors for our swag bags. Mini session bags are valued at $75, full day workshops are valued at $150!!
Each workshop attendee will receive worksheets that will assist them in their wedding planning. On the day of, your place setting will have a workshop folder packed full of worksheets for budget planning, vendor checklist, timelines, and many more.
DO I HAVE TO PREREGISTER TO ATTEND?
Yes. The gifts are personalized so we’d like to know how many ladies will be attending and what your names are so that we can have your special gift ready for you.
HOW WILL THIS HELP ME?
The purpose of these workshops is for you to gain a better understanding of what goes into planning a wedding and for the vendors involved to gain a better appreciation of what your needs as a bride are. Plus, there will be champagne!
OKAY, LAUREN I’M INTERESTED. HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
I understand that weddings are expensive so I work really hard to keep the ticket as affordable as possible. The price for each session will vary. However, the workshops will be affordable and we will offer two scholarships for the full day workshops. Also, this workshop is designed to save you money! I know that after hearing these amazing speakers and learning the ins and outs of wedding planning you will be better equipped at making the right financial decisions for your wedding.
SIGN ME UP!!
Yay! I’m really glad that you have chosen to enroll. Trust me, you will not regret it. This is a bridal experience like no other. Check our workshops page for more information and to register for upcoming sessions.