Latest Update!

We cannot believe that so far there are attendees coming to engage!08 from countries and 17 states!!  Everyone is so excited about meeting each other and sharing in a day filled with education, inspiration, ideas, networking and more.

We will be sending out one final email blast tomorrow with a 'last call' for registrations in case there are still some out there who have not yet committed to the event.

If you are one of those or know someone who is, please do not delay as there are only a limited number of spots still available.

You can register on the 'register' section of engage08.com, call us at 407.566.2298 or email engage@engagingconcepts.com with any questions.

Looking forward to an amazing and 'engaging' day!!

We've Been Blogged!

It is always exciting when others blog about you!  We were so happy that in the past week, engage!08 has been blogged about not one, not two but THREE times!

"I know many of my blog readers are in the wedding industry or thinking about getting into it, if you are definitely check out the site below.

I believe it is the first of its kind, a business to business consulting for the wedding industry on a global scale
. They say it best so I am going to steal their quote:"

“Quite simply – no one understands the "ins and outs" of this lucrative but constantly changing and super competitive market better than we do.”

Which is absolutely the truth; just take a look at who the founder is! Rebecca Grinnals! That woman is a genius!

Rebecca has set up her first B2B conference which I am thrilled to be a part of along with Rebecca and other experts. Check out the details on engage08.

Hope to see you there. I guarantee it will be worth your time.

I am really so impressed by Rebecca and her goldmine of knowledge and willingness to share to with others, where was she when I first started!"

Liene Stevens blogged and so did Harmony Walton!

Thanks to all for sharing with your blog audiences...we cannot wait for June 3rd to arrive!!!

Speaker Update:

We are so thrilled that the incredible Marcy Blum will be joining us for engage!08 -- she is a wedding planning guru, an industry legend and someone who has taught us SO much over the years.  Few are on the pulse of the *hottest* trends and as 'in the know' and connected as Marcy -- we are honored that she will be joining us to share some of her wisdom and perspective on this quirky industry we all love on June 3rd!


Friday update for engage!08

The excitement continues to grow!  So many of you have told us in your on words that the concept for engage! is "Exactly what I have been looking for!" 

We have added wedding professionals from Dallas, Virginia, St. Augustine, Vero Beach, Jacksonville, Delray Beach and more! The mix of attendees is what is really great - where else do so many DIFFERENT types of related professionals from all over get to come together in a boutique-style setting to interact and focus for a day on their personal and professional growth?!  

The other night Kathryn and I had the chance to catch up with the fab Susan Moynihan, editor in chief of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine.  She is planning to join us for the entire day and we can't wait for her session!  She brings such a unique perspective to the business of destination weddings and will share her insights on shifts in the market, what her readers [your brides!] are really looking for and and asking along with how to get noticed and stand out in a sea of editorial/Real wedding pitches. 

Questionnaire: We really want to target the content for YOU.  We have developed a short questionnaire to send out to confirmed attendees to understand the most important and relevant topics and takeaways from your perspective.  Look for this early next week and thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts so that we can ensure a customized program for those joining us!

Event Size: Many have asked just what "intimate" means...which is totally valid! As this is the first of its kind, we are learning as we go what the response is.  Judging from the past 2 weeks - pretty positive!!  We want to create a balance of intimacy and at the same time allow for a good cross-section of professionals to promote quality networking.  That being said - we can say it will be less than 100...which compared to the many professional industry events and conferences we have attended - is a nice number to accomplish what we set out to do! Please feel free to contact us directly with specific questions - we are happy to answer anything or share more details with you.

Room: So many are traveling in to join us.  A reminder to book your rooms as soon as possible at Celebration Hotel as they are limited!  Special rates are $169.00 per night.  Call 1-888-499-3800 or email info@celebrationhotel.com to reserve.

Getting Together: In keeping with the super-fun group that is coming together, a few attendees have expressed interest in planning an informal 'pre-event' Happy Hour the night of June 2nd in Celebration.  A great way to get to know some of the other professionals coming on for the event and to get to explore our little 'town!'  We will share more details closer in but if this is of interest to you - make flight arrangements accordingly!

That's it for now - keep checking back often for the latest and greatest on how engage!08 is coming together!!!! We can't wait to meet everyone in person!