That’s a Wrap! Wedding Savvy Summit 2019: Here’s what you Missed!

Thanks to Hamilton Photography for all the beautiful images you see on this blog from The Summit! Click the photo to visit their web page.

Thanks to Hamilton Photography for all the beautiful images you see on this blog from The Summit! Click the photo to visit their web page.

Conversations with the best professionals in the industry, incredible tips, beautiful inspiration, and amazing food…It was an amazing day!

This past Sunday, January 27th, Wedding Savvy Inc. hosted our third annual Wedding Savvy Summit at the beautiful The Westin Annapolis! The summit is an educational conference for engaged couples and their families where panels of experienced, highly referred and trusted vendors invited by Wedding Savvy are put on a panel to answer questions about wedding planning in general and specific to their area of expertise.

The day started out with our “Wedding Planning 101” session that came with a 27 page exclusive hand out with sample event budgets broken down into categories with photos to show the different budgeted events. We then kicked off the panels with “Get Photography & Videography Savvy” panel that was the highest rated as “most valuable” vendor session. Our trends panel with Style Editor Alyssa from the Knot was definitely a “hot topic” that ended with “you do you, girl!” Lastly, another very informative and highly rated session was “Day of Timeline Tips” with another exclusive multi page handout on how to craft your perfect timeline. Not only was all the content true and professional, it was unique to real life situations pros have encountered. Event Pro was the star of the day by doing a fantastic job designing the room for our event, as they do for every wedding! Event Pro is Wedding Savvy’s “go to” for amazing decor and design - they should be yours, too! Just look at the beautiful room!

The best part of the day was our conversation area where attendees could chat one on one with our hand selected, top rated wedding professionals. Once again, our engagement tables this year were highly rated by attendees. Wedding Professionals have a table where guests can sit down and ask questions of true professionals that are there to provide real, solid, thoughtful advice. The vibe is intimate, sincere, and helpful. We are so proud to host an event that allows future couples to seek information in a no-pressure format and allow them to feel comfortable and confident in all their wedding plans. Whether someone is planning a large and elaborate wedding or small and simple, everyone can benefit from hearing the best way to wear your hair to get great wedding photos, what ++ means, and ideas on how to (or how not) to incorporate trends into your wedding day.

Our panelists shared information about budgeting, vendor selection, guest list etiquette, photo lighting and angles, and countless dos and dont’s. After our panels, our professionals were available for one-on-one conversations with our lovely guests.

The day consisted of many laughs and lots of learning. Thank you to all of our 2019 Event attendees. Remember, this is your day and “you do you!”

xoxo The Wedding Savvy Team

Thank you so much to our sponsors & fabulous professionals that shared their insight and wisdom with attendees:

The Westin Annapolis

The Knot

Party Rental LTD.

Event Pro

Justice Films & Studio

Hamilton Photography

Chesapeake Photo Booth

Entertainment Exchange

Behind the Veil

Ceremony by Rachael

Clearscape Travel

Crow Entertainment

Editing Life Videography

Formica Studios

Infinity Artistry

Kate Fine Art Photography

Love and Lace Bridal Boutique

My Flower Box

Paper Bag Flower Co.

Paper in the Park

Sadona Salon and Spa

Splash City Golf

The Golf Club South River

Weddings by Lee

Raquel Shutt

Raquel Shutt is the owner of Wedding Savvy Inc., a custom event planning & design company located in Annapolis. Since its inception in 2002, Wedding Savvy has been featured in many regional publications such as The Knot Magazine, The Washingtonian, The Capital, as well as featured on We TV’s “Platinum Weddings.” Wedding Savvy is the highest rated company on  Visit our website to learn more!