Wedding Essentials Workshops:
This is what workshop participants
"Being a man, and
venturing into what has generally been a ladies
world, had me a little apprehensive. But I had
no reason to be, as Magna was an excellent
instructor and made sure I felt at ease and that I
understood everything that she was teaching.
She was very easy to listen to, yet got her point
across flawlessly. She was very knowledgeable
in all aspects of the wedding industry and I would
gladly go back again for a refresher course in a
couple of years time."
"The workshop was the
best course I could ever have invested in. The
knowledge I gained here was priceless."
"I liked the vast
amount of useful and relevant information.
Participation by the students was food for
"I found Magna's
course to be very informative and fun."
"It's a good
launching point - it gave me lots of ideas about
where to look for help/advice/ideas on so many
"Powerpoint was very helpful and easy to follow.
Went over information big and small which is
helpful. I loved it all!"
"Workshop was organized, on time, well thought out
and planned. Hit a lot of great topics."
"I liked best knowing all the little tips that you
don't think about and realizing how much work it is,
but fun as well. Like getting the workbook on
"Absolutely everything was covered!
Local resources were great. Being able to
share ideas with everyone was very helpful."
"Instructor was directed at brides and planners, not
just an audience. Lots of great information,
examples and ideas/suggestions."
"I'll save money because of the tips given for
picking vendors, the things we can do ourselves and
what to splurge on. I liked everything.
Magna was great. She made the class fun and
took away some of the stress."
"It gave great information for a bride who has no
idea where to begin! I love the local
"I liked the fresh ideas and fun feel."
"Well organized, knowledgeable instruction.
Very useful for someone just getting married, would
take a bit of pressure off."
Wedding Essentials Workshop provided many ideas and
inspiration, a lot of aspects I would have
“There’s so much information and tips I can
“Nice that you allow interaction & ask what we
“The powerpoint was great! Got me thinking about
“I liked best getting to know the other brides and
hearing their suggestions as well as your insider
"Such thorough information."
“I really enjoyed the interaction and exchange of
“The information regarding all the small details
that you don’t think of was great.”
"I liked all the
little tips about things."
"I liked the ability of the presenter to answer all
"Everything was great."
Wedding Essentials Workbook:
“I am a very organized person and didn't think I'd need a wedding
planner. I soon found out that I had too many bits
of info in too many spots (some at work, some on
post it notes, some bookmarked on the internet, and
some on my email accounts). I also noticed that it
was easy to forget about certain tasks if I didn't
have a way to track them. The Wedding Essentials
Workbook is more than helpful…it’s crucial to
planning a peaceful and complete wedding, more than
I ever would have thought.
The page protectors are great for holding menus,
price lists, ideas from magazines, dress ideas,
sketches, receipts and those never ending scraps of
paper with names and phone numbers on them. There
is lots of room to write down all this information
as there are many blank or lined pages for recording
I'm also finding that the workbook motivates me to
be more organized and to follow up with vendors in a
more timely manner…but not in a nagging way, in an
Wedding Essentials Workbook is full of little ideas
that generate more wonderful ideas to simplify or
glorify my big day…I am thankful to be using this as
part of my wedding planning experience. You will be
glad you included it in your plans.”
- Leslie Chambers (Bride – July ’07)
I am always
skeptical of people who call themselves an
expert at anything, but in getting to know
Magna Goerke, I've realized that it is all
of the people she serves who give her the
title, “Do-It-Yourself Wedding Expert.”
Recently I purchased one of Magna's Wedding
Planners for my cousin who had only 11 weeks
to plan her giant, traditional Italian
wedding due to the terminal illness of her
father. With Magna's planner, and the offer
for advice and connections to any of the
local services she might need, Nancy was
able to calm down, put priorities into
perspective and not feel overwhelmed by all
the things that needed to be done. She was
able to enjoy events like her dress fittings
and bridal shower and spend lots of time
with her father, because she knew exactly
what needed to be done and when.
- Desneige Meyer