wine fireContinuing the Wedding Planner Mentorship Series is  Fireside Wine With a Wedding Planner, an informal “chat workshop”, which will explore in more detail two of the most popular topics from the Wedding Planner Newcomer PowerLunch #1 on October 25th. You spoke and we listened.  The top two topics requested for more intense detail from our last workshop were:  1) Deciding What You Will Offer (packages, hourly rates, flat fees, the extent of types of coordination/planning/design) and  2)  Marketing & PR for the Independent Contractor & Small Business:  Cost-Effective,  Powerful Methods (including tune-up tips for current endeavors to capture revenue during this prime booking season, which is now through February)

+PLUS+ Bonus Content: delving into the one factor no form, market research, budget projection or potential client filter questionnaire can do for you with regard to sales & booking new business.  We will continue to take a more in-depth look at that #1 Source of Revenue we discussed in our first workshop on October 25th  & the factor many miss when building their wedding planning business.  Bring your most pressing questions, because this informal chat workshop around the cozy fire allows for some personalized consultation!

What makes this workshop especially unique is the intimate nature and the fact we are reserving a whole section for you – the wedding consultant/professional- to bring your most pressing business and marketing questions for professional consulting from an expert – as well as some of your peers.


Fireside Wine With a Wedding Planner offers a fresh approach to the term “workshop” in a relaxed, elegant setting with a view around a delicious, cozy fire as we sip wine and Certified Wedding Professional and owner /founder of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events & Engaging Inspiration   Kerry Lee (Dickey) Doehr leads the group with key points inviting collaboration and discussion throughout the gathering, sharing many “secrets” she has implemented in her long-standing, successful Santa Barbara wedding planning business for over 15 years.  While this particular workshop is ideal for those who attended the sold-out October 25th workshop, anyone who is in the wedding or hospitality industry is welcome to attend.  In order to keep the nature of this “chat workshop”  intimate and personal, we are limiting it to 15 guests maximum.  If you are interested in attending, please book (info below)  to secure your place.  We are taking advance reservations only, and will not be accepting walk-in’s or “day of” reservations.

Dates, Times & Locations:

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018  now moved to February 28th, due to 101 northbound closure affecting so many and the uncertainty of its re-opening) |  4:30pm-6:30pm |  Fess Parker’s Doubletree Lounge “The Set”, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | 4:30pm-6:30pm | Corktree Cellars, Carpinteria

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | 4:30pm-6:30pm | Private Estate, Saticoy Country Club, Camarillo

Think of it as a “Happy Hour Chat Workshop”, allowing you to get home in time for dinner or to your next evening engagement).  Please remember to bring something cozy to wear- we will be outdoors around a fire;  in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors and use a portable mock “campfire” for the tabletop that was created just for this series (hey, we don’t call it “Fireside Wine” for nothing)!

Investment (price):  $30 per person and will include lead consultant Kerry Lee Doehr’s content for the workshop, up to two beverages : pre-chosen wine or non-alcoholic beverage,  very light fare (hors d’oeuvres) , some personalized coaching/mentoring, as well as continued community-building and networking.  Our Wedding Coordinator Business Paperwork Essentials (The Priceless Paraphernalia Package) will also be offered to all attendees at 50% off).

Book your ideal date and location for Fireside Wine With a Wedding Planner


For more information on Engaging Inspiration, (a division of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events and consultancy dedicated to the special event and hospitality professional), please visit our main Website.