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2020 ABC Midwest Retreat

Association of Bridal Consultants - Indiana

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 PM (EST)

2020 ABC Midwest Retreat

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ABC Early Bird Registration
ABC Members registration (before 12/31 - ABC membership number will be required upon registration)
Dec 31, 2019 $199.00 $13.75
ABC Member (January Registration)
ABC Members registration (after 1/1/2019 (sales END 1/18 at 5pmET) - ABC membership number will be required upon registration)
Not Started $219.00 $14.97
Non-member, Guest Jan 10, 2020 $259.00 $17.40
Saturday Night Additional Dinner Guest
Please let us know your guest's name
Jan 10, 2020 $75.00 $6.20
Craft Beer Class and Social Friday Night Class (Additional Guest)
40 person Max
Jan 10, 2020 $45.00 $4.37
Craft Beer Class and Social Friday Night Class (Attendee Price)
met 40 person Max - Sales closed
Jan 10, 2020 $35.00 $3.77
Headshot Mini-Session
Mini-session with Jessika Feltz Photography *(ABC Member) during Saturday's events. Includes session with 2 poses (1 outfit) and high rez images with retouching. 3-5 delivered images. (Jessika will confirm timeslot upon booking*)
Jan 10, 2020 $35.00 $3.77

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Event Details

Join the Midwestern States of the Association of Bridal Consultants for our annual partnership with the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana for a weekend for the ABC Midwest Retreat!


Friday and Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2020

Friday night optional welcome party & Saturday learn, lunch and goodbye cocktail dinner. This allows our guests ample opportunities in Education, Networking & Fun

Friday: Indiana Craft Beer and Social; optional class with discounted ticket (8pm ET)

Saturday: Educational Conference and Retreat (9:00am ET)

Saturday Evening Themed Dinner:"Vintage Hollyood - The Roaring '20s"  (6:30pm ET Cocktails & Dinner Celebration) 


Make a weekend of it and stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel at a discounted Room Rate of $199.00 (plus applicable taxes)

Friday hotel room $199 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 0120 AAC) 

(Rooms are only available until January 10, 2020)
Note - the comp room Friday rate will be adjusted at Sunday check out.  

 Included in your conference fee:

  • Conference includes breakfast voucher good for Saturday breakfast
  • Educational Conference Saturday 1/25
  • Lunch (Saturday)
  • Breaks (during conference learning sessions)
  • Saturday Cocktails and Dinner "Vintage Hollyood - The Roaring '20s"  for Conference Attendee (additional Saturday dinner guests $75)
  • Friday night optional Class discounted ticket price (additional Friday tasting class guests $45)

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

2020 Speaker Lineup 

Ami Price - Aisle Society: "Beating the Systems" 

  • 10 hours now can save you 100 hours later
  • How to automate everyday tasks
  • Software and systems that can help cut your workload in half

Heather Canada, MWP - First Coast Weddings and Events:

"When Real Life Gets In The Way Of The Fairytale: Dealing With Death, Illness, Breakups, Natural Disasters, and Other Messy Stuff"

  • In this session, we will look at ways to plan for the unexpected.
  • How to implement those plans when the time comes.
  • How to recover and move forward to get your business back on track following an unforeseen life event.
  • Learn to keep your business (and sanity!) afloat during times of crisis
  • Visualize a return to normal, and determine the steps to get there


Swetal Patel, Ronak Patel, Bhavik Patel - Elegance Decor: "Southeast Asian Weddings" 


  • Let's take a look at the South Asian Wedding Market 
  • Educate yourself with the Religious and Cultural Complexities
  • How to Market & book customers
  • Understanding the Needs of the Modern South Asian Bride & Groom


Derrick Taylor - Taylor & Co. "80 Years of Event Design and Counting -

How Experience Can Help You Grow Your Business" 

  • Guiding clients through the decision making process of event design
  • Offering various services can help clients in the longrun
  • Showing casing event design at various pricepoints from value friendly through couture
  • Offering best practices for design clientele throughout the event planning process including after the event

  Jeremy and Renee Miner - Empyrean Events "Friends with Benefits -

How to Work With Planners, Venues, and Other Vendors"

  • Learn how to develop relationships with vendors that build your brand
  • Increase your navigation skills when poor vendor selections are made by your client
  • Understanding the protection you need to include in your contracts to ensure your events run smoothly and profitably


Amber & Garrette Baird - Eyenamics "Tips and Tricks for Easy Video Marketing"

  • Learn how to use your phone to its maximum potential for video
  • Develop the fundamentals of shooting video
  • Learn how to use supplemental gear to make a good video
  • Create a cohesive story


  • French Lick Resort / West Baden Springs Hotel
  • Jessika Feltz Photography
  • Jupiter and Juno 

Finally, due to Casino, Resort and Indiana State regulations, all events and conference classes are ages 21 and up.  (children are permitted in the hotel, but not at the event or class.) Thank you for your cooperation.

(*Conference Fee is non-refundable, but is transferable to another attendee for this event)

Have questions about 2020 ABC Midwest Retreat ? 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 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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