OFD is off to Charlottesville for CCWEP!


I am off to Charlottesville to speak at CCWEP, Community of Charlottesville Wedding and Event Professionals yearly educational seminar.

The Art of Surprise and Delight and Implementing It In the Wedding Industry 

Tuesday, January 9th at the Darden School of Business 

9am – 11:30am 

Want to make a lasting impression with clients, colleagues and prospects alike? It’s time to embrace “surprise and delight,” a strategy that originated in the marketing world and this taking root in the event industry. It is a favorite among those looking to make a truly memorable impression.

During this session, attendees will learn:
– How Fortune 500 companies improve customer acquisition and retention.
– When to implement it, from meetings with prospects to off-season surprises.
– How “Surprise and Delight” fits in a fast-paced world, with a busy workflow.
I can’t wait to see you all there! You can find more details here.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert 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 to


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 Catersource.com and SpecialEvents.com.