Peter Merry is Coming to Town!

Fact- I’m a geek for wedding education.

So I was particularly thrilled to find out that the Richmond Chapter of the Association of Disc Jockeys is bringing in author and national speaker Peter Merry this coming March 8th at the Place at Innsbrook here in Richmond to speak on making your Bride feel like a Star.

Peter, who currently serves his clients as their Wedding Entertainment Director™ via his exclusive wedding entertainment company, Merry Weddings, Inc. is also the author of “The Best Wedding Reception….Ever.”

I first had the pleasure of hearing Peter speak at last Fall’s Wedding MBA and am so adamant that this is a must-see event that I am sponsoring one representative from each of my OFD client’s companies to attend.

Tickets are only $10/person and payment is accepted at the door. ADJA has offered Illuminate Blog readers the opportunity to RSVP through OFD for a chance to be included in a raffle for a signed copy of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever.” Simply email us at with your Company name, attendee, phone number and email address. We’ll take it from there!

Below, you’ll find further information about the program. The event begins at 6pm with networking, followed by Peter’s talk at 7pm.

How to Ensure Your Bride Will Feel Like a Star

Whether it be Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or Reality TV…today’s world is creating too many “celebrities” for even TMZ to follow. Yesterday’s bride dreamed of being a princess on her wedding day. But more and more of today’s brides are looking to enjoying the same limelight as a Hollywood star at a red carpet premiere. Peter Merry, Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” will share some insights about the expected protocols for servicing a celebrity on their wedding day while giving some real-world examples every wedding vendors can use to make their brides (and grooms) feel like the A-List Stars they are at their wedding receptions.

Peter will also have his book “The Best Wedding Reception….Ever” available for sale, $20.00 at the event. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to support the Richmond ADJA chapter in their continuing effort to bring quality speakers into Richmond and to make them available to the wedding professionals in our community.

We 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