See you at The Special Event!

This week, I have the sincere pleasure of speaking alongside an amazing group of Richmond wedding professionals at The Special Event in Tampa.

Join us this Wednesday at 2pm in Room 13 for  Time Crunch, managing the delicate balance between your clients wants and the professionals involved needs on the BIG day.

Brides and their entourages are being bombarded with more and more opportunities and products to dazzle their guests and make their events memorable. As a planner how do you balance it all? It’s our job to “make it happen” and we walk a very fine line, wanting to make our clients happy and leveraging/maintaining our relationships with the event professionals involved in the BIG day process. How do we manage the “stylized” photo shoots in between ceremony and reception, the film maker that needs his shots too, the make up artist and hair stylist that committed to 24 services, and don’t forget the “angry chef that has $37,000 worth of filet mignon turning to rubber if we aren’t seating guests promptly at the designated time.

A BIG thanks in advance to our fabulous team!

Al Brockwell, Owner, FloraCulture
Emily Hudspeth, Owner, Emily Hudspeth Hair Design and Makeup Artist
Jennifer McBride, Producer/Owner, McBride Events
Meghan McSweeney, Owner, Meghan McSweeney Photography

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