I always like to reflect on the previous year, both good and bad, before setting future goals. 2011 was a year of change, growth, education and new friendships and I accepted all the challenges with open arms.
I started the year off receiving the proud honor from The Knot being named Best of 2011! Then moved into announcing myself as the author of a bridal planner called WEDology Notebook: For The Budget Chic Bride. From there a magazine named N'Digo contacted me and wrote a full-page spread about the Notebook, Dejanae Events and our future goals. After speaking with up-and-coming planners in this industry, I developed and launched WEDology Experience, a full-day training seminar based on the Notebook and it's usefulness for planners and hosted 2 awesome training sessions. From there, I reached out to the fab Stacie Francombe on Facebook, the former creator and editor of Get Married Magazine, and a whirlwind educational event was heldd in Chicago, called Inspire Smart Success Experience, and Dejanae Events was the event planners! We also had 2 weddings featured in Today's Chicago Woman and the partnership with Flossmoor Country Club grow as I assisted in planning their Open House.
But the best part of 2011 was graduating eight excited students from the Wedding & Event Planning 10-week certification course I have instructed at Elgin Community College for 5 years! Whew, but I'm not done sharing because my biggest challenge and happiest accomplishment comes from blogging 31 Days in December to my fabulous readers! Love you all!!!
The best is yet to come in 2012!!! Watch :) Now back to our regularly scheduled program...
Until next time...WEDologize!