Wedding Savvy Summit Schedule*
Get ready to plan your wedding in ONE DAY by meeting
and booking the BEST vendors at this event!
ASK THE EXPERTS YOUR QUESTIONS AND GET PERSONALIZED ANSWERS ALL IN ONE DAY! Bring the family with our "Family" ticket for a fun day with lots of great info, lunch & prizes.
9AM -9:40AM: Registration, Gift Bag distribution
9 -9:40AM: Private consultations available with Wedding Professionals (available all day) Get to the Summit early if you are still looking to book wedding professionals or simply want a professional consultation on honeymoon plans, working with a day of coordinator, getting the most out of your floral budget.
9:45-10AM: "Top Tips": Meet each Expert at our event as they take the stage to introduce themselves and offer you overview of pricing, skill set, and their top 3 tips in wedding planning - a great opportunity to learn about skills and pricing without leaving your seat! Take notes of who you want to follow up with later -these pros know their stuff and want to help YOU!
10:00 - 10:15AM: Get Photography Savvy - How to select and what to pay, what you should be looking for in "packages", do you need packages? Red Flags as to booking someone you might regret, how to avoid nightmare photographer experiences. Other topics to include how to look your best, tips t plan your day smartly, and how (or why?) to manage those group shots :)
10:20-10:35AM: Get Reception Savvy - Learn what you should expect from your biggest line item in wedding planning. How much is a fair price? Where can and should you negotiate with a venue? Ways to save on decor by choosing the right site, what are must have's and what you can cut and not looking cheap! Our pros want you to know they have ways to work with you to make you happy.
10:40-10:55AM: Wedding Professional Consultation time - Follow up on your speed dating notes as to who you'd like to chat with to have a free expert consultation with the area's best professionals. Ask your burning questions -- our pros will give you the straight answers you're looking for!
11:00-11:15AM: Get Entertainment Savvy -DJ or Band? What to expect in pricing. Should I be concerned / interested in what equipment a DJ has or doesn't have? Am I in charge of securing power or does the venue do that? What happens on the wedding day if it's not right? Should I provide a do not play list or should I trust a DJ or Band? How to make sure your event has the vibe you want and people have a great time. What's tacky? What's new to make my reception different?
11:20- 11:40AM: The Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Day of Timeline - our mixed panel experts teach you what you need to do to make sure you enjoy the day and how not to forget important details like getting a group shot, discussing reserved seating for the church so you don't have empty front rows, and how to make your dinner service move quickly and not drag on, how to best leverage transportation.
11:45-12:00PM: Lunch buffet open
12-1:00PM: Wedding Planning 101 WORKSHOP- Wedding Planner Raquel Shutt teaches you what you need to be doing and when, and how much it should cost you! Our most popular session in 2017 with some expert takeaway tools to help you plan your event without all the stress. Bring your laptop for the spreadsheet download to work along live in the audience!
Create your personalized wedding to do timeline
Create your personalized wedding budget
Create your personalized day of timeline
1:00-1:15 PM: Leveraging Social Media for your Wedding-how to best leverage social media to assist with your wedding plans as well as how to use it on your wedding day. Is Pinterest a blessing our a curse? Hear from our featured Wedding Blog Editors as to how to get your event published.
1:15-1:35PM: Bridal Beauty & Attire - Learn about current fashion and beauty trends and options... do you know what a cut crease eye is and should you try it on your wedding day? Can you wear an off the shoulder wedding gown?
1:40-1:50PM: Wedding Professional Networking (available all day) See a session that does not interest you? use that time to chat with our pros! Take the opportunity to chat with some florists, stationer, DJ, cake bakers, beauty, plan your honeymoon and more!
1:55PM-2:15PM: Ideas for your "Other" Wedding Events - Our experts discuss ideas, pricing, expectations and ideas about "other" events associated with your wedding such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, bachelor & bachelorette parties and more!
2:20-3PM: How to make your wedding unique with Design Savvy for any Budget presented by Lead Designer, Korry Heterhington of Event Pro
- Special Workshop: How to create your own mood board
3-3:30PM: Final consultations with Wedding Professionals available
3:30 PM: Raffle drawings - event ends - thank you for coming!
*Please note agenda times and sessions are subject to change
"I was able to book several vendors that day because I knew they were vetted and trusted by the Savvy Summit team. I had my Mom with me so we could both speak with the vendor and felt comfortable leaving a deposit. We left with almost all our vendors and I could not be happier!" - 2017 Wedding Savvy Summit Attendee