WHAT- stay + work + play

  • 10 Refiners under two roofs (attached duplex, 1 for the sleepers and 1 for the night owls!)

  • 8 Group Sessions

  • 6 Freebie Work Sessions with optional guided worksheets available for maximizing time and implementation. Or just catch up on emails and partner with other Refiners for further idea sharing.

  • Several dedicated times throughout each day for taking walks, exploring Austin and taking brain breaks!

*Subject to change but will remain within this general outline


WHEN- February 9-12, 2020


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WHERE- the heart of Texas!

Located in Austin, Texas, home of your host - Amber Anderson.

Across from 10 miles of water-front bike and jogging trails.

A 10-15 minute walk into downtown.

Near restaurants, live music, Zilker Park, Barton Springs, greenbelts for trail hikes, and more!


SCHEDULE

*Subject to change

** One house will be designated the “quiet house” while the other will be better for those wishing to stay up late. My 10:30 lights out timing is merely a suggestion and is by no means a rule. The people staying in that house should determine their own needs and communicate together on what is best for them.

Sunday

4:00 – Arrive and get settled

5:00 - Happy Hour for dinner + drinks (dutch treat)

6:30 - 8:30 - Session 1 Target Audience / Brand Audits

8:30 – 9:30 Evening snack (provided) and optional guided discussion: Services we offer, pricing, added streams of revenue.

10:30 - Lights out in “Quiet House”

Monday

8:00 – Breakfast at leisure (provided)

9-11:00 - Session 2 Communicating Value, Sales, Overcoming Objections

11-1:00 – Lunch (provided) + Free Work Time

1-3:00 - Session 3 Contracts, Protections, Clear Expectations, CYA and Documentation

3-4:00 - Free Work Time

4-6:00- Session 4 Handling difficult clients: ensuring they use your process, keeping meetings on track, managing mom or others wanting to be involved

6:00- Free Work Time

7:00- Dinner out on the town (dutch treat)

10:30 - Lights out in “Quiet House”

Tuesday

8:00 – Breakfast at leisure (provided)

9-11:00 - Session 5 How to Plan a Wedding (each person shares their current process through guided conversation)

11-1:00 – Lunch (provided) + Free Work Time

1-3:00 - Session 6 Hiring and Scaling

3-4:00 - Free Work Time

4-6:00- Session 7 Vendor relationships: getting on preferred lists, handling them asking to be on your list, pics from photographers, confronting issues with vendors

6:00- Free Work Time

7:00- Dinner at the house (provided)

8:00 - Go out for live music or dancing!

10:30 - Lights out in “Quiet House”

Wednesday

8:00 – Breakfast at leisure (provided)

9-11:00 - Session 8 Problem solving: troubleshooting, inclement weather plans, emergency kits, relationships with other planners, back up plans

11-12:00- Pack / Lunch (provided)

12:00- Depart


ACCOMMODATIONS

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Private Room - $1300

4 private room tickets available

wedding planner retreat

Live Local? - $700

2 tickets available

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Shared Room - $1000

4 shared room tickets available

With 6 bedrooms and 4 full + 2 half baths, bathrooms will be shared among all attendees.


Austin WORKSHOP 2019

Austin WORKSHOP 2019

INVESTMENT INCLUDES

3 Nights of Lodging

Most Meals

Education

Refiners are responsible for travel, two dinners, laptop and charging devices + entertainment costs.


After previous experiences even my husband was hesitant for me to invest in another workshop. There is a lot of underwhelming education out there but I can tell you without reservation, REFINE was worth every penny.
— Berlyn Martin

Fredericksburg Workshop 2019

Fredericksburg Workshop 2019

REGISTRATION

COMING in SEPTEMBER!

Cancellation Policy:

  • If no longer able to attend, you may transfer or sell your ticket to another Refiner.

  • If the retreat does not fill by December 5th, it will be canceled and all monies will be refunded.

  • In the event that I am not able to facilitate the retreat myself due to an emergency, another industry educator will take my role.


As a Self-Proclaimed “Course Junkie”, I’ve done a good handful and can fully vouch for Refine as one of the best out there, actually teaching practical aspects (vs. just a bunch of stuff you can find on Google.)
— Danielle Pasternak
The Refine Workshop was an amazing personal experience for Diamonds and Details but will also benefit our current and future clients as we learned so many new skills and information that we can implement into how we work with clients before, during and after their wedding day!
— Amanda Dabeekkeh