Wedding-planning hours can really add up
News from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
According to Brides Magazine, the average bride-to-be spends 30 hours per week planning her wedding. Could it be true?
I spend at least an hour per day checking my inbox. I receive daily emails from theknot.com, weddingchannel.com, davidsbridal.com and other wedding professionals.
As intended, these emails often lead me to websites. Like when theknot.com created cocktail napkins with mine and my beloved’s names. And they are in our wedding colors. And they feature a feather motif! Click.
As a social media maven, I like to share ideas on my Pinterest wedding board, Facebook or Twitter. I discover other people with the same interests as me and start following their wedding ideas. I frequent The Ruffled Blog (ruffledblog.com), which provides inspiration for brides who want a vintage or romantic flair.
Follow! Like! Repin! Retweet! The cycle continues.
Then, I might wander over to Etsy. Of course, I should probably not waste my 30 hours dreaming and tweeting. I also need to schedule appointments with the florist or venue or arrange a tasting at our venue (Ridgemont Country Club) etc. If all this time spent dreaming about our special day means 30 hours, so be it.
— Michelle Inclema blogs for herRochester.com.
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Cruise Planners Adds Destination Weddings to Portfolio
News from Travel Agent:
April 29, 2012 By: News Wire Travel Agent
New marketing opportunities for agents are among the goals of Cruise Planners/American Express who reports it has joined forces with Imagine Weddings and Events, an international full-service wedding and event company, to create Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners. The deal will offer a complete wedding planning service for shore side ceremonies and celebrations in ports of call around the globe.
Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners is part of the Cruisitude Revolution, Cruise Planners’ campaign to provide its advisors with innovative tools, award-winning relationships and third party partnerships that foster positive business opportunities, Cruise Planners says.
Noting the approach of the wedding season upon us Cruise Planners/American Express Co-founder and CEO Michelle Fee said: “Our Cruisitude Revolution is in full swing and this is a major step in the right direction for Cruise Planners because it allows our advisors to reach a completely new market and earn commissions for the wedding package, somethi…………… continues on Travel Agent