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2017 ABC Midwest Retreat - Hosted by Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

Association of Bridal Consultants - Indiana

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ABC Member - Early Bird
ABC Member - Early Bird - limit 1 per person. Must type in Active ABC Member number to purchase.
Dec 27, 2016 $159.00 $9.74
ABC - Standard Pricing   more info Not Started $175.00 $10.62
Non-ABC Member and Guests Jan 13, 2017 $209.00 $12.49
Friday night dinner - Additonal Guest
Please include Additional Dinner Guest Name
Jan 13, 2017 $75.00 $5.12
Sandals Training (become an official SCS)
Sandals Training is 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday, January 27, 2017 and not included in the Midwest Retreat education package. (West Baden Hotel meeting room tba) (note: Sandals requires a min number of attendees - registration is required to attend this event by 1/13/2016)
Jan 13, 2017 $15.00 $1.82

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For the 5th time, the Midwestern States of the Association of Bridal Consultants are proud to Partner with the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana for a weekend of Education, Networking and Fun for the Annual ABC Midwest Retreat!

January 27 & 28, 2017

NEW THIS YEAR! SANDALS training offered on Friday afternoon 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

(see tickets to register for this additional eductional offering*)

(Sandals Training 2:00pm - 5:00pm* - optional ticket)

Friday Dinner (Cocktails 6:30pm ET)

Saturday Education Begins (9:00am ET)

 Speakers Include:


Charge What You’re Worth & Make Sure You’re Worth What you Charge.

Elisa MacKenzie, CSEP, MWP – Elegant Events by Elisa

Many undervalue their service and this undervalue hurts the industry

  • Then there are those who charge as senior planners. And are they worth what they charge?
  • How does that effect the rest of us in the industry?
  • How can we work together in this important matter?
  • What can you do to make sure you are charging what you’re worth and worth what you charge?


"Taxes for Creatives - Death and Taxes" 

Amy Northard, CPA

- Contractors Vs. Interns vs. Employees and your tax obligations for each.

- Sole prop, LLC, S-corp, oh my! How to figure out what's best for you and your business.

- Four commonly forgotten ways to reduce your taxes.

- Bring your questions for plenty of Q&A time with a CPA.




Taking Care of the Millennial Bride Kellie Daab –

  • Learn how the processes of finding and converting clients has changed.
  • Curate your message to speak directly to the millennial brides and her pain points.
  • Create an on-boarding process that sets boundaries and policies from the beginning
  • Learn how to quickly and efficiently use technology and systems to put your repeat planning processes on auto-pilot.


Cameras, Conversation and Coordinators

ABC Vendor Member Panel:

Jessika Feltz – Jessika Feltz Photography, Andy Hoffman - Blissful Kiss Photography, Bob Ridge – IndyVisual, Jessica Strickland – Jessica Strickland Photography, Ryan Woodall - Vow & Forever Imagery

Experience the process and artistry behind wedding photography in a fun & unique presentation that will show you:

  • How photographers approach key moments throughout a wedding day.
  • How photographers manage their editing and delivery workflow after the wedding.
  • How you can help the photographer serve your clients to the best of their abilities.
  • How the photographer can help YOU achieve success, during and after the wedding.



Designing with David an immersive luncheon experience – David Strohmeyer The Empty Vase


and more!!!!!

Make a weekend of it and stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel at a discounted Room Rate of $159

Friday hotel room $159 rate will be waived for attendees of the ABC conference with paid Saturday room.

Call 1-888-936-9360 and ask for the Association of Bridal Consultants Block Rate. (Group Code 0117ABC)

Note - the comp room Friday rate will be adjusted at Sunday check out


Friday night dinner (cocktails begin at 6:30pm ET, dinner to follow) also included with paid conference fee and guestroom.

(additional Friday dinner guests $75)

  • Conference includes breakfast voucher good for Saturday breakfast in Cafe Sinclair
  • Education Conference Saturday 1/28
  • Lunch
  • Breaks

Plan to stay  on Sunday for a relaxing day at the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel and enjoy the French Lick Resort's offerings including Casino, Spa and Recreation options. 

(*Conference Fee is non-refundable, but is transferable)



Have questions about 2017 ABC Midwest Retreat - Hosted by Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio? Contact Association of Bridal Consultants - Indiana

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West Baden Springs Hotel
8538 West Baden Avenue
West Baden Springs, IN 47469

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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