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A Recap of The Bloguettes Workshop in Nashville, TN

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Back in May, I had the privilege of attending The Bloguettes Workshop! What is Bloguettes exactly? It's an online resource for bloggers to unite and learn how to succeed in their blogging business. But it's actually not just for bloggers, all of the tips and tricks that they teach regarding SEO, branding, social media, photo editing and more can apply to any business! Sakura + Lorena - co-owners of Bloguettes have found success with their own blogs and have now teamed together to teach others how to do it. 

But the COOL part about The Bloguettes Workshop is that so many wedding professionals stepped up to help sponsor the event!  The workshop took place for 3 days at Nashville's White Avenue Studio - one of my new favorite modern venues - and featured a scene that seemed like it was straight out of a Pinterest board! From the decor, to the food, to the swag bags, each and every details was so well thought out! Here's a look at the amazing vendors who put this on!

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Bloguettes Workshop

White Avenue Studio

May 5-7

 

Vendor Sponsors: 

Coffee | Killebrew Coffee

Pastries | Pastry Girl Lisa

Lunch + Drinks | Beyond Details

Venue | White Avenue Studio

Flowers | Greenfinch Floral Design

Decor | Vintage Sparkle

Tables + Chairs | Southern Social

Planner | Modern Vintage Events

Signage | White Ink Calligraphy

My friend and fellow blogger Courtney of My Tapestry Heart attended together and learned some hands-on tips and tricks to help catapult our blogs to the next level. Want to know some of my takeaways from the event? Keep reading below!

1) New tools! I'm all about finding the next new app or system to help me streamline my blogging process and The Bloguettes were not short on giving us their full list of what they use in their business. I've been a huge fan of Planoly to help me organize my Instagram grid for a while now, but since we learned all about the ins and outs of the app at the workshop, I opted to upgrade to the paid version. And let me tell you - it's so worth it! I don't feel limited in what I do anymore and I can play around with my image grid as much as I want to. The list went on from the Google suite of tools, to Facebook ads manager, to affiliate links - my mind was blown!

2) Branding Basics - what's my number one takeaway from the branding portion of the workshop? Branding is more than your logo. It's the way you talk/write, the imaging you share, your fonts, your colors - and keeping it consistent is key! It's something I already knew, but hearing it again in this capacity really hit home with me as to how important this is. And catering to everyone is not the best for your brand. The more you can niche down, the more you can succeed!

3) Proper Editing - Ok, so I am no Photoshop wiz - I'll leave that to all of you amazing wedding photographers + invitation designers! But learning some of the basics on how to edit photos and what each fuction will actually do to your photo was super helfpul! Bloguettes suggested using the Vsco and Lightroom apps for editing. My final takeaway on this - cohesive coloring is key!

So what's a wedding blogger to do after an information-packed workshop such as this? Start from scratch? Heck no! Build upon what's already there. For a while now I've been making a list of functions I'd love to have on my site to make navigation easier, to keep my brand more consistent and to create an overall beautiful experience for brides and vendors visiting my site. 

And this is where the exciting news comes in... drumroll please... Nashville Bride Guide will be getting yet another website makeover. I can't share all the details with you yet, but let me tell you, it is going to look SO pretty! Stay tuned for more updates coming this fall!

All photos via The Bloguettes Blog

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Alyssa

Hi - I'm Alyssa! Owner of Nashville Bride Guide. I'm here to help you plan your Nashville wedding by highlighting local wedding professionals, along with tips and finds that will help make your day the best ever! Don't be shy - email me at contact@nashvillebrideguide.com.

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