Our second STEP Wedding Academy was even better than our first!
We had 11 registered couples enjoy the afternoon with us on March 3 at The Club at Sonterra. There were also a few extras who popped in from the members’ luncheon that was going on in an adjacent room.
In a video testimonial, Amanda, stated…
It’s nice to be able to speak with wedding professionals without the pressure of them trying to book you and just giving you information that’s best for our search with the industry.
The goal of each of our Wedding Academies is to educate couples who are in the midst of planning a wedding. As professionals who are playing integral parts in weddings each week, we find that many couples have unrealistic expectations when it comes to planning their weddings. They have unrealistic timelines sometimes thinking they can plan an elaborate ballroom wedding and reception in under four months. They have unrealistic expectations thinking they can completely enjoy (and recall) their wedding day without a professional planner. Other times they have unrealistic budgets based on the aesthetic they are hoping to achieve. Or, most often, they have unrealistic expectations of performance based on the caliber or level of the experience of the vendors they are choosing.
More often than not, the only way couples know how to compare wedding vendors is by price. And, simply put, that will never work in a couple’s favor.
STEP Wedding Academy
STEP is here to help couples set realistic expectations one couple at a time… one Wedding Academy at a time. We are here to share our expertise with couples and we are here to make this educational process fun!
The list of vendors who participated in our last Wedding Academy and helped to make it a tremendous success are:
- Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts
- Aria Productions
- Artistee Lane Makeup Studio
- At Last Entertainment
- Bartenders 4 You
- Bluebonnet Events
- Brides by Elizabeth
- Cakes & More Bake Shop
- Christian Ellis Images
- Cru Vintage Rentals
- Embellished Events
- From His Garden Flowers
- Moon Struck Weddings
- San Antonio Weddings Magazine
- The Club at Sonterra
- The Hub Podcast
Each couple received a swag bag worth in excess of $250, and each couple also won a grand prize from one of our participating vendors!
We are in the process of planning our third STEP Wedding Academy to be held in July. We are also taking applications for faculty educators. Eventually, each of these Wedding Academies will only be taught by STEP faculty educators. If you are interested in becoming a STEP faculty educator/member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.