ABC is the Association of Bridal Consultants….

 

It’s an international association of bridal consultants formed over 25 years ago…

 

On Sunday we had a Pennsylvania meeting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – at The Eden Resort and Conference Center…

 

There were consultants in attendance from all over the state, representatives from Erie, Pittsburgh, a large number from the York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, some from Wilkes Barre / Scranton and the a bunch of us from Philly ….

 

The meeting was hosted by Sandee Monahan our state coordinator …

 

Our first presentation was about tuxedos – we learned a lot about styles, fabrics, sizing, some of the new materials, and also about ‘quick fixes’ which is a big help on a wedding day.

 

Our other speaker was a York cake decorator Sheila Miller, whose work is amazing… she discussed what to expect at a cake consult…so we could have our clients better prepared for a meeting.

 

I got to do the third presentation – I am the director of our local networking group here in Philly – it was designed to educate newer consultants coming into the industry and offer more networking opportunities as our state coordinator is in Pittsburgh and we’re a days drive away…

 

My presentation was to give new members ideas on how to network, build relationships and to get their names out there as professionals…

 

For me it’s always an honor to get to speak at association meetings… one of my main goals is to raise the level of awareness of Professional Wedding Consultants as well as the professionalism in the industry.