Presentation at WMBA in Las Vegas on September 18 (plus a big announcement!) #Events#Wedding industry advice#events#offbeat bride#speaking engagements September 4 2014 | Ariel offbeatbride Photo of Tom, myself, and Jon by Jenny GG Photography On September 18th 2014, I'll be sharing the stage with the Tom and Jon (the two dudes from Lovesick Inc) at the Wedding Merchants Business Association conference in Las Vegas. We will not be doing what we are doing in the photo above. Instead, we're going to be talking to a few thousand wedding professionals (!?!) about how to be a little less cheesy, a bit more creative, and a lot more themselves. We are all super stoked to have this platform to talk about what we've learned from our favorite vendors around the country, as well as our tips for how vendors can build their businesses. Tom and Jon and I all feel like the more we can connect the world to our unique network of vendor friends, the more we all redefine the tired ways of the old wedding guard. It's exciting! ALSO! At the end of our presentation, we'll be debuting a new joint venture that's set to launch early next year. This is a full-on partnership between Lovesick and Offbeat Bride that is going to bring so many new opportunities to the wedding vendor community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook on September 18th, around 1pm EST/10am PST, to be the first to know what is in store for 2015 and beyond. If you will be at the conference, leave a comment here and the dudes and I will find a time to meet up for a drink! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS How not to woo clients: insult your potential clientele online NEXT Slacking with the Offbeat Empire: how Slack turned my inbox into the happiest ghost town Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] May I suggest "LoveBeat" rather than "OffSick" as a collaborative name? 😉 3 agree Oh, don't worry. We're calling it Love-Off, of course. 😉 3 agree I live in Vegas, but that makes me feel like a total creep for wanting to meet up for a drink. I'm not in the wedding biz, I'm just a local yokel! (also, I dunno why, but I read Love-Off as Off-Love for quite a while. Now that I see Love-Off, it makes more sense, but I'm still left somewhat… disappointed. ) HA, you read it that way because I edited my reply because I'm a freak! Comments are closed.