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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.


Brides Magazine

Forbes Magazine
Love By The Numbers  Alina Hartounian, 07.25.05

Cutting the Bridal Budget 5 Tips”  Gerri Willis  CNN/Money  06/03/2005
“How to be a Wedding Consultant” Laura Tiffany,4621,290139,00.html

“I Do..Sponsored By”  Kelly Schwartz CNNMoney  05/07/2001

Accend Media
"Traditional Vows”  Rob Schmidt  Casino Journal

Library of Congress

ABC News by    
September 11th Avoidance

Smart Money
“They’ll Never Know: Seven Hidden Ways to Cut Wedding Costs” Cybele Weisser 05/25/2005

Bridal Guide Magazine
Destination weddings Jan/Feb 2004 by Kristen Finello

Water Cooler News

Fox News
“Couples Shape Up for Walk Down the Aisle”  Catherine Donaldson-Evans  Fox News,2933,116111,00.html

Oxygen Network
Invitation to the Wedding Business  By Stewart Schley -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/16/2006

NY Times
Simple Hearts and Coronets April 10, 2005 by Bob Martin

NY Times
June 11, 2003

Modern Bride
 “Why You Might Need a Consultant” Patricia Pasquale

DV Format
“Wedding Videography in the Digital Age”  Charlie White

Columbia News Service
“Education of a Wedding Singer” J Suzanne McCoy    06/10/02

Dollars, Sense & You “Weddings are Big Business”    06/98
“Wedding Take: Where the Money Goes”

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

The Haworth Press Inc
“The Wedding Business: A Method to Boost Food and Beverage Revenues in Hotels”  Adler, Howard et al    02/01/05

The Gadget Bag
“Alert!-Wedding Vendor Scam”

Washington Post
“At Expo, Few Disagreements on Gay Marriage”  Jonathan Finer  05/03/04

Newshouse News Service
“Popping the Question? Help is on the Way”  Dru Sefton

Corporate Logo
“I Do”  Lori Chervenak  Corporate Logo

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


Newhouse News

Prescott Weddings

Caribbean Travel & Life
Posted online 03/25/04

“Sizzling Summer Weddings” Deb Smith  Chandler AZ: Your Place for Everything Chandler

Daily India
“Average Wedding Costs Almost $28,000”  San Antonio, April 3 (UPI)$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,

Boston Globe
“A Sept. 11 wedding date? Couple have mixed emotions”  Joe Yonan 
The Boston Globe

Sacramento Magazine
"Secrets of Sacramento's Wedding Planners" 1/1/2006
By Jan Ferris Heenan

Insider Rochester remixed
“Guest lists, receptions, in-laws-to-be and $22,000…”  Andrea Y Holland and Charity Elmore  insider Rochester remixed

Sacramento Bee
“Arranged Marriages” Leigh Grogan Sacramento Bee  04/21/2004

Mountain Express
“Throwing Tradition to the Wind, Along with that Silly Garter” Xpress Staff Mountain Express Wedding Guide

News & Review
“How to Shop a Bridal Show”  Julia Markel VP Association for Wedding Professionals   Sacramento News and Review

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)

Sacramento News and Review
“Where to Start Planning Your Wedding”  Julia Markel VP Association for Wedding
Professionals  Sacramento News and Review

Illinois Institute of Technology
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Illinois Institute of Technology
Codes of Ethics Online

Contra Costa Times
ARRIVE for the vows, stay for the sights Contra Costa Times - CA,USA
 Professionals Tempe Open ...

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette-Bridal Guide
“Money Matters: A Perfect Wedding at A Perfect Price”   Jennifer Goldblatt  The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette-Bridal Guide   (Lancaster Pa)

Albany Times Union
“More Couples Seek Smaller Weddings in Exotic Locations” Michael Lisi  Albany Times Union

Seattle Times
“Less Stress, More Joy: The artful job of planning weddings” Levi J Long
Seattle Times

The Arizona Republic
“Save with eBay”  Diana Jung  The Arizona Republic 08/08/2005

LA Weekly
“White Lace and Health Insurance”  Sara Wolf  LA Weekly  06/27/03-08/03/03

Eagle Tribune
MARRIAGE of Cultures Eagle Tribune - Lawrence,MA,USA

San Antonio Express-News
“Business of Matrimony is Booming”  John Tedesco San Antonio Express-News  04/03/2006

New Orleans


The Bridal Bouquet Book – Shiffer Publishing

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 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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