Blog entries of the Eastern Virginia Weddings Association
With one successful meeting behind us, we were looking forward to our April event at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Hotel right on the waterfront. We met in a small room overlooking the Elizabeth River filled with decorated tables that would be the perfect location for an intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, or group meeting. Each table had its own unique theme, which was impressive to say the least!
When we were mostly finished enjoying the meal, Grant from Grant & Deb Photographers led a discussion to help grow our businesses. We each shared an introduction with the group, then swapped trade ‘secrets’ – everything from task lists to email programs to the best ways to communicate with brides in 2017. There was an incredible amount of learning that happened, and each attendee walked away with several nuggets of useful information to implement right away.
The beautiful thing about sharing trade secrets is something Grant pointed out – each one of us could copy the actions of other members, but no matter what we can never become who that person is. Because we all have unique talents, abilities, and personalities, there’s no such thing as a secret – only tools and information that will help all of us grow! This is the heart behind Eastern Virginia Weddings Association. As a group of successful entrepreneurs who have years of business experience, our desire is to build up the wedding industry through professionalism, network, and education so that all of us can become better day by day, meeting by meeting.
The April meeting closed out with conversation among newfound friends and vendors whose heart is to share, learn, and grow. We are so excited for the meeting in May at the Williamsburg Lodge! If you would like to join us, click here to RSVP and get your tickets early. We are looking forward to seeing you there!