Join Me in Virginia for Inspire Smart Success

Traveling to conference isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, despite the amount of sassy photos I tend to post on my Facebook page.

Don’t get my wrong- I love perusing Sky Mall as much as the next person but at the end of the day, it takes quite a bit of energy to work ahead, select a travel worthy coffee to have on hand and spend a week constantly searching for plugs and wifi connections. Plus- there are always the “hidden” costs like the time I was in Phoenix for a week and decided during Skype sessions with my husband that I didn’t like the paint color on the walls behind him. So I came home and had them painted, which according to my accountant, is *not* a business expense.

So I did a little happy dance when I found out that Stacie Francombe was bringing her heralded Inspire Smart Success to Orange, Virginia.  While it may come as no surprise that they had me at Orange, I was also jumping at the chance to hear Stacie speak. We had crossed paths at the Wedding MBA in 2010 but quite a bit has evolved in the world of wedding marketing and pr, and I was eager to hear her take on the industry. As you’ll see from the Panel of Experts below, we’re in for a treat with some of the best names in the wedding business today joining in on the fun:

So this is it Virginia (and Maryland!) wedding pros- our chance to get the education we’re always asking for, in our own backyard.  For more information, please click here. The early bird rate ends on Monday, July 9, so act now to save $100. Ariana and I look forward to seeing you there!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr columnist to wedding marketing journal WedLock magazine and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.


Meghan Ely

Regarded as one of the leading wedding publicists in the US, Meghan Ely combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR. She has earned coverage for her clients with the New York Times, People, Brides, Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, CNN Money, and more. She is a WeddingPro Expert and long-time contributor to and