The wedding industry is a community of people, co-workers, and companies that come together to connect. This Orlando Wedding Pro Speed Networking get-together was one of many Wedding Venue Map’s events for our members to build stronger relationships and get to know each other. This central Florida wedding networking event at The BEV included wedding vendors from every category. It also provided the opportunity for a few of our members to sponsor the event and showcase their unique services.
Hi there, I’m Shannon, the co-founder of Wedding Venue Map. I’m excited to share all about our amazing Central Florida wedding networking event in Spring 2021! The Theme? Race cars making connections fast! Imagine the sound of vrooooooooooooooom, as we moved through the room saying hello to old acquaintances and meeting new ones.
Thank you to Tony at Laiacona Photography for capturing the photos and creating a video to share the fun from our Orlando Wedding Pro Speed Networking at The BEV.
First and foremost was the venue, The BEV. With an epic indoor space, this is where we held our event and they were the most amazing hosts. Down in Osceola County, they have huge event space at an affordable cost.
Our team selected The Bev for the ability to hold an indoor event that could accommodate a large group of people moving frequently from table to table comfortably.
An epic event space enhanced by these gorgeous linens by Connie Duglin Linen. We especially loved the fun that Speedway Boogie table runners gave the event, along with the classics Stop (solid poly red) and Go (solid poly green)!
The team at Premier Event Services provided an epic variety of treats for this morning’s Central Florida wedding networking event including an international cheese platter, vegetable try with southern ranch dip, assorted mini quiche, brie cheese and strawberry phyllo cups, dessert kabobs and fruit tarts. Let’s not even begin to talk about how many of those I snacked on. Sweet by Holly donated those amazing cupcakes!
Relationships run deep with wedding professionals. In-person wedding networking events like this one allow those people with a well-established relationship to catch up and others to make new connections.
Networking Tips for Wedding Pros
- Always wear a nametag – whether you bring your own or use the ones provided at the event, it’s easier to connect (especially wearing masks) when we know who we are chatting with
- Don’t forget your business cards – even when it feels like a party, you never know when a new meet could lead to new relationships
- Get to know 3 new people – while it’s fun to say hi to our wedding pro friendors, an easy goal is 3 new connections for every networking event you attend (that was easy since all of our speed networking attendees met 16 people for 5 minutes each)
Hear Directly from our Orlando Wedding Pro Speed Networking Attendees:
I knew that an epic networking event would need the perfect vibe and Press Play Entertainment knew just what we needed. Their team created a playlist of classic favorites with new tunes with the perfect volume to create a great ambiance but allow everyone to continue chatting and move at the right time.
We love taking the time to be grateful for every single business, company, and wedding pro that invests in their partnership with Wedding Venue Map. This was just the first of many events for our members to connect with each other, from events like this one, Percolate & Navigate to make quarterly coffee connections, to new map release events every January and July called Sip, See & Celebrate. If you missed this one, we hope to see you at the next one. Stay up to date on all upcoming events by checking our networking calendar!
Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors for the Orlando Wedding Pro Speed Networking at The BEV!
DJ & Emcee: Press Play Entertainment
Photo & Video: Laiacona Photography
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