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AFWPI in the Media

Over the years we have been a resource for the media. Here are some of the articles that AFWPI has assisted with.

Many times we have forwarded the media requests to our members and associates to answer the questions. Below you will find a list of media and companies that we have assisted.

National

Brides Magazine

Forbes Magazine
Love By The Numbers  Alina Hartounian, 07.25.05

CNN
Cutting the Bridal Budget 5 Tips”  Gerri Willis  CNN/Money  06/03/2005

Entrepeneur.com
“How to be a Wedding Consultant” Laura Tiffany  Entrepreneur.com 
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/0,4621,290139,00.html

CNNMoney
“I Do..Sponsored By”  Kelly Schwartz CNNMoney  05/07/2001
http://money.cnn.com/2001/05/07/living/q_wedding_finance/

Accend Media
"Traditional Vows”  Rob Schmidt  Casino Journal
ascendgaming.com/cj/magazine_archive/Solutio26200555230PM.htm

Library of Congress

ABC News by PoynterOnline.com    
September 11th Avoidance
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=2&aid=61067

Smart Money
“They’ll Never Know: Seven Hidden Ways to Cut Wedding Costs” Cybele Weisser  SmartMoney.com 05/25/2005
http://www.smartmoney.com/consumer/index.cfm?story=200005243wedding

Bridal Guide Magazine
Destination weddings Jan/Feb 2004 by Kristen Finello
http://www.bridalguide.com/default.cfm?fuseaction=request&item_id=354

UPI
Water Cooler News
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060403-091016-1192r

Fox News
“Couples Shape Up for Walk Down the Aisle”  Catherine Donaldson-Evans  Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,116111,00.html

Oxygen Network
Invitation to the Wedding Business  By Stewart Schley -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/16/2006
www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6299252.html?display=Special+Report

NY Times
Simple Hearts and Coronets April 10, 2005 by Bob Martin
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/10/fashion/10age.html?ex=1144728000
&en=f0e625abbe5afa59&ei=5070

NY Times
June 11, 2003

Modern Bride
 “Why You Might Need a Consultant” Patricia Pasquale 
http://www.modernbride.com/budget/?wb_helpmbcsp01.html

DV Format
“Wedding Videography in the Digital Age”  Charlie White 
http://www.dvformat.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=28310

Columbia News Service
“Education of a Wedding Singer” J Suzanne McCoy    06/10/02
http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwork/cns/2002-06-10/655.asp

Dollars, Sense & You “Weddings are Big Business”    06/98
pcua.coop/communications/Dollars_Sense_and_You/1998/9806_Doll.html

ConsumerReport.org
“Wedding Take: Where the Money Goes”  ConsumerReport.org
consumerreports.org/cro/wedding-take-where-the-money-goes-605.htm

The Wall Street Journal 
“Brides-to-Be Turn the Tables with Racier Last Nights Out”  Nicholas Kulish 
 9/03/2002

The Haworth Press Inc
“The Wedding Business: A Method to Boost Food and Beverage Revenues in Hotels”  Adler, Howard et al    02/01/05
haworthpress.com/store/ArticleAbstract.asp?sid=&ID=53234

The Gadget Bag
“Alert!-Wedding Vendor Scam”
http://www.thegadgetbag.net/articlealert.html

Washington Post
“At Expo, Few Disagreements on Gay Marriage”  Jonathan Finer  05/03/04
pcua.coop/communications/Dollars_Sense_and_You/1998/9806_Doll.html

Newshouse News Service
“Popping the Question? Help is on the Way”  Dru Sefton 
http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/sefton020405.html

Corporate Logo
“I Do”  Lori Chervenak  Corporate Logo
http://www.corporatelogo.com/articles/231feat2.html

Wall Street Journal
02/03/2006 "From 'Yes' to Dress".



Regional

Newhouse News
http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/sefton020405.html

Prescott Weddings
http://www.prescottweddings.com/archiveji_04.html

Caribbean Travel & Life
Posted online 03/25/04

Chandler AZ.com
“Sizzling Summer Weddings” Deb Smith  Chandler AZ: Your Place for Everything Chandler
http://www.chandleraz.com/portal/ArticleView.php?article_id=772

Daily India
“Average Wedding Costs Almost $28,000”  San Antonio, April 3 (UPI)  DailyIndia.com
dailyindia.com/show/14170.php/Average-wedding-costs-almost-$28000



Local Media

Indiana Star

Boston Magazine

ICSC Kentucky

Mountain Express (Ashville NC)

Virgina Gazette
“Celebrating from Coast to Coast”  Lynn Baumhardt  From this day forward Bridal Planner Va Gazette  07/18/2005
vagazette.com/features/bridal/after/va-bridal-receptioncoasts,
0,6259872.htmlstory?coll=va-bridal-after

Boston Globe
“A Sept. 11 wedding date? Couple have mixed emotions”  Joe Yonan 
The Boston Globe
boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2004/09/02/
a_sept_11_wedding_date_couples_have_mixed_emotions/

Sacramento Magazine
"Secrets of Sacramento's Wedding Planners" 1/1/2006
By Jan Ferris Heenan
http://www.sacmag.com/archive/january2006/article3.shtm

Insider Rochester remixed
“Guest lists, receptions, in-laws-to-be and $22,000…”  Andrea Y Holland and Charity Elmore  insider Rochester remixed
http://www.hws.edu/news/update/showwebclip.asp?webclipid=1579

Sacramento Bee
“Arranged Marriages” Leigh Grogan Sacramento Bee  04/21/2004
sacbee.com/content/shopping/in_the_news/story/8990728p-9916703c.html

Mountain Express
“Throwing Tradition to the Wind, Along with that Silly Garter” Xpress Staff Mountain Express Wedding Guide
http://www.mountainx.com/features/wedding.php

News & Review
“How to Shop a Bridal Show”  Julia Markel VP Association for Wedding Professionals   Sacramento News and Review
http://www.newsreview.com/issues/sacto/2004-01-07/bridal2.asp

Daily Record Newsroom
“A Beautiful Wedding Does Not Have to Cost a Fortune”  Jennifer Goldblatt
 Daily Record Newsroom Bride and Groom 2004 05/18/2004 (New Jersey)
www.dailyrecord.com/news/moments_of_life/051804meaningful/nofortune.htm

Sacramento News and Review
“Where to Start Planning Your Wedding”  Julia Markel VP Association for Wedding
Professionals  Sacramento News and Review
http://www.newsreview.com/issues/sacto/2004-01-07/bridal4.asp

Illinois Institute of Technology
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Illinois Institute of Technology
Codes of Ethics Online
boston.com/news//living/articles/2004/09/02/asept11weddingcouplesmixedemotions

Contra Costa Times
ARRIVE for the vows, stay for the sights Contra Costa Times - CA,USA
 Professionals Tempe Open ...
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/13797824.htm

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette-Bridal Guide
“Money Matters: A Perfect Wedding at A Perfect Price”   Jennifer Goldblatt  The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette-Bridal Guide   (Lancaster Pa)
http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/wedding/money/perfect.html

Albany Times Union
“More Couples Seek Smaller Weddings in Exotic Locations” Michael Lisi  Albany Times Union
http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/12321313.htm

Seattle Times
“Less Stress, More Joy: The artful job of planning weddings” Levi J Long
Seattle Times
http://marketplace.nwsource.com/jobs/jobmarket/articles/04_0606_wedding.html

The Arizona Republic
“Save with eBay”  Diana Jung  The Arizona Republic 08/08/2005
http://www.azcentral.com/style/weddings/articles/070805ebaywed.html

LA Weekly
“White Lace and Health Insurance”  Sara Wolf  LA Weekly  06/27/03-08/03/03
http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/32/features-wolf.php

Eagle Tribune
MARRIAGE of Cultures Eagle Tribune - Lawrence,MA,USA
ecnnews.com/cgi-bin/etstory.pl?Lifestyle+wedding0205.rfo-20060205-fn

San Antonio Express-News
“Business of Matrimony is Booming”  John Tedesco San Antonio Express-News  04/03/2006
mysanantonio.com/business/MYSA040306.1A.weddingplanners.8414feb.html

New Orleans


Books

The Bridal Bouquet Book – Shiffer Publishing
http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=0764321978


http://www.getmarriedanywhere.com/weddingdaywisdom/


http://www.smallbizbooks.com/cgi-bin/SmallBizBooks/00083.html?id=Xdvcnrjn




Media We Have Sent to Members & Other Professionals

Research Specialist  Hallmark Cards, Inc. Sept 2003 Ship Gifts?

Bravo TV is looking for a few good brides  June 2005

ABCNEWS.com Question on Sept 11th Weddings  Jan 2004

National Geographic Magazine  Needs a bride for the Dance June 2005

Inside Edition (the TV Show). I am seeking grooms that were left at the altar on their wedding day,  Nov 2003

CosmoGirl -

Wall Street Journal - Bad Dept collection question  January 2004


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