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Published on Smitten Magazine with a Friendors Inspiration Collaboration! – Friendors Consultancy

Hey there, Friendors! We did an Inspiration Collaboration a while back at a beautiful castle with a full bridal party and a bath tub full of rose petals – and guess what?! It was just published on Smitten Magazine.

Click the image of all the amazing professionals involved below to view the feature.

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Concept: Friendors Consultancy

Photography: Six Hearts Photography

Florals, Planning +Design: Wrennwood Event Design

Cinematography: SquidWed Films

Hair + Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics

Groom’s Attire: The Modern Gent

Bride’s Dress: Chaviano Bridal Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bel Fiore Bridal

Catering: Simply Catering

Cake Baker: Eileen Carter Creations

Tabletop Rentals: Vintage English Teacup

Rentals: Unlimited Party & Event Rentals

Linens: I Do Linens

Models: Click Models of Atlanta

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4 Ways to Collaborate With Other Professionals – Wedding + Events Industry – Friendors Consultancy

Hey there, Friendors!

We’re firm believers in collaborating with other industry professionals even if it’s not at paying gig – so we’ve got a few ways for ya to do it and some info on how these collaborating opportunities can be beneficial.

 

  1. Inspiration Collaborations. Let’s face it, these things are basically art projects we do with our professional friends – how does that not sound fun? You get creative freedom and friendship. You want a boho bride but have never gotten one? You want to start booking more city weddings? You get what you show on your website and social sites. Reach out to us to do Boho or City Inspiration Collaboration – not only will you get content to begin to attract the types of clients you want, but you also get an amazing networking opportunity AND you get published. If that isn’t one of the coolest things on the planet, we don’t know what is. Click here to Register to be a Friendor for an opportunity at an Inspiration Collaboration with us.
  2. Guest Blog Posts. Regular old websites aren’t cutting it anymore – we’ve all got to be blogging and if we’ve gotta do it, why not do it together? If you’re a Catering company, do a guest post on all your favorite Fine China companies. If you’re any company, ask a Wedding Planner to share her ideal schedule on your blog. Not only will it be helpful to your clients and potential clients, the Friendor you feature will share it, which grows your brand – and the information might be so helpful that it just goes viral. Wouldn’t that be nuts? They may even ask to do a guest blog on you in return – a super fun way to build your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – something we ALLLLL need to do ALLLL the time. Email us at Schellie@FarOutGalaxy.com to get some guest blogging opportunities.
  3. Networking Events. Events just for industry professionals are one of the greatest ways to meet new people. Go alone to your first one and meet everyone you can. Ask them what brings them out, talk about things other than work, and you may find someone you genuinely bond with that you could create a beautiful referral network with. Ask them to go to a future networking event with you and then actually go to the next together – but don’t get too clique-y with it; you want to make sure you stay open to new opportunities as well. Stay caught up on our blog cause we announce networking events occasionally. 
  4. Instagram Giveaways. Instagram Giveaways are good because they grow your social base – which makes you look more successful to your peers and may even drive more traffic to your website. You can get around 10 professional accounts involved, get a giveaway from a company for free, and promote the hell out of each other with it. You may find your company account growing by the hundreds overnight – all the people trying to get that Kylie Cosmetics lip gloss (or whatever the heck she’s got going on) or Starbucks giftcards, or whatever ya like. Tip: Don’t give away any of your services for free. Ever. Click here to Register for a chance to be in on our future Instagram Giveaways.

 

That’s all we’ve got for now – see ya on a future Monday.

xoxo,

Friendors Consultancy

BTS Snapchat Footage of a Recent Friendors Inspiration Collaboration

Heya, everyone!

We told ya 2 weeks ago to git yur asses on Snapchat so we’re here to show ya some fun and simple BTS Snapchat footage from one of our recent Inspiration Collaborations to maybe encourage you to get over on Snapchat and to make ya wanna be a Friendor so you can be involved next time.

You can see more of the fun things we do on our snapchat: @xofriendors.

Concept: Friendors Consultancy 

Design: Amanda Jewel Floral and Design

Photography: Six Hearts Photography from FOG 

HMUA: Vigilante Cosmetics 

Food: Simply Catering

China: Vintage English Teacup 

 Models: Jennifer Reed and Mark Owens

SO, here it is, one short/long video with all of our Snapchats from that day:

Click here to become a Friendor

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Friendors Anonymous – 9 Secrets – Friendors Consultancy

Hey there, Friendors! Hope you’re having a lovely day and are prepared to laugh, open your mouth in shock and disbelief, relate like crazy, and enjoy this post.

We called on all of you to share a secret or two with us anonymously about the life of a wedding professional that we would never tell anyone openly, and surprisingly, you went for it.

We were nervous when putting this list together – nervous that engaged clients would see and lose faith in us all, but we’re human in this industry; this list makes us laugh and we’re not sure we’ll ever find secrets that top these.

Here are a few of our favorites bout that life.

sparkling-heart After an entire day at a wedding, I can’t wait to pick my nose on the car ride home.

sparkling-heart If I forget to bring a snack, and the bridal party has already ate, I wait for any opportunity for the room to clear so I can munch on food from the bridal party trays. #Hangry

sparkling-heart I love it when vendors mess up. I love it.

sparkling-heart I joined in with the single ladies on the bouquet toss and caught it. Now I know that’s a no no. (this was when I first began yeaaaars ago)

sparkling-heart I once told a guest, when asked what I was looking for with my cell phone flash light, that I dropped a battery. It was really the brides ring.

sparkling-heart It ruins my whole evening when I found out I’m getting a cold vendor meal and not what the guests are eating. Or, when they let you eat the guests food but they make your plate and don’t give you a salad.

sparkling-heart I slept with a past bride after her divorce.

sparkling-heart  I hate every wedding media outlet that says company owners shouldn’t be tipped. Jerks.

sparkling-heart  One time at a wedding I was mortified. As I was performing my services, I thought the client kept tooting, and I say tooting in a very conservative way. The smell was literally gagging me. It wasn’t until about 20 minutes into the service that I realize the smell was coming from her mouth every time she opened up to speak. Since then, I have noticed a trend of “Bridesmaids Breath” as I call it. Must be a mixture of Mimosas and snacks but that shit is vile.

What did you think of this post? Have a secret to share with us? Email us at hello@friendors.com :)

 

 

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Marilyn Monroe Boudoir Inspiration Collaboration Published on Rock N Roll Bride – Friendors Consultancy

Hi, Friendors!! You may have already seen it and you may have not, but Six Hearts Photography and Vigilante Cosmetics teamed up (as they often do) for a Marilyn Monroe Boudoir Friendors #InspirationCollaboration and it was published over on Rock N Roll Bride, a top wedding blog.

Check out some of the photos below then click through at the bottom of the post to view the feature.

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Photography: SIX HEARTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Stylist: FRIENDORS CONSULTANCY

Hair & Make Up: Corie with VIGILANTE COSMETICS

Click here to view the full post of photos on Six Hearts Photography.

Click here to view the feature on Rock N Roll Bride.

 

Want to get published with us in one of our Inspiration Collaborations?

Click here to Register to be a Friendor now and we just might reach out to ya! 😉

CALLING ALL FRIENDORS ANONYMOUS

Calling Anonymous Friendors

We’re writing a new post called Friendors Anonymous and we need your help! (Have you ever heard of PostSecret? Similar concept!)
It’s going to be a a kind of humorous list, with several anonymously submitted secrets and funny things about life as an industry professional (things that have happened to you, you’ve seen, how you feel, etc) that we wouldn’t admit to openly.
EX: My favorite thing to do after a full day wedding is pick my nose on the car ride home.
There are tons of funny ones to come soon on the blog post and I hope you’ll email us something too, to
Hello @ Friendors .com (without the spaces).
This post is our written contract that we will not share who shared which secret with anyone else.

 

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SUBMIT – Seeking Guest Writers

Friendors! We are seeking guest writers and content to feature on the blog.

Do you have something about the event industry you want to say? Do you enjoy giving back to others what you have learned in your experience? Do you have a talent you wish to share? An event coming up?

Professional Perspectives, Advice, Jokes, Ideas, Free Downloads (desktop wallpapers, cell phone wallpapers, ebooks, etc), Client Perspective, and more are all welcomed.

Click here to view our blog for examples.

Email us at hello@friendors.com with a subject line of “Friendors Blog Submission”.

We look forward to your submissions.

xoxo

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Friendors in Chicago! Register now!

We’re visiting Chicago August 20-26 and are hosting a Friendors Inspiration Collaboration.

Want to be a part of the coolest styled shoots and learning experience ever? Want to be published? (We’ve gotten our Friendors on Buzzfeed, Rock N Roll Bride, Ruffled, Rangefinder Magazine, and more – click here to view our favorite publications) Want to work with the friendliest vendors? Want you build your SEO? We know you NEED these things! And we know how to do ’em!

Best of all? Friendors don’t charge! That’s right, we help for free – or rather, in exchange for your Friendorship.

Click here to Register and we’ll fill you in on the dates and what we need from you to participate.