94: How to Become a Certified Wedding Planner to Grow Your Business with Krisy Thomas
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My guest today is Krisy Thomas from Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning.
We're doing a deep dive into how to become a Certified Wedding Planner and how doing so has exploded Krisy's wedding planning business.
In fact, Krisy was able to leave her bank job after just one year to become a full-time wedding planner and she credits part of her success in that first year to being one of the only certified planners in her area.
Krisy is the Owner and Lead Senior Certified Wedding Planner of Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning. She is extremely passionate about celebrating one of life's most anticipated occasions. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, she moved to the "Music City", Nashville. She discovered her talents while planning her own wedding. With the help of her creative mother, Krisy decided she wanted to help other brides have the wedding day of their dreams and Southern Sparkle was formed. Southern Sparkle serves Nashville, Memphis & Jackson, Tennessee.
Krisy is the Executive Member Support Manager for The Bridal Society, the nations leading wedding certification company. She also serves as the Continuing Education Instructor. Southern Sparkle’s work has been featured in wedding publications and blogs such as Better Homes & Gardens, MidSouth Bride, MOD Weddings, Classic Bride, Ruffled Blog, The Wedding Playbook, Inspired by This, Nashville Bride Guide, Black Southern Belle & Southern Bride. The Southern Sparkle Team has been awarded Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice award for three years in a row and was awarded the 2018 Brand It Well Award by The Planner’s Suite Conference. Southern Sparkle was also named one of the Best Event Planners in Nashville by The Nashville Scene. Krisy was nationally recognized as the 2016 Wedding Planner of the Year and earned the 2017 Exceptional Achievement Award by The Bridal Society.
When she isn’t planning weddings, Krisy enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and their two children. Fur baby - Savannah and two year old son, Cortland. She has a love for The Golden Girls, college football & all things sparkle of course!