Wedding Directing and Coordinating:
          A Training Manual
with Challenging Stories and Scenarios

Paperback, 8.25x11, 300 pages, $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-9816172-1-3
To purchase this book:

How to Be a Professional Wedding Director
is designed for people who:
  • Are interested in becoming wedding professionals
  • Want to expand their consulting services and train
    additional staff
  • Have completed on-line wedding consulting courses,
    but want more “hand’s on” opportunities
  • Want to network with other wedding professionals in their local area
  • Are gathering credentials and references by assisting professional wedding     
  • Have related services, i.e. photographers, videographers, caterers, florists,
    musicians, DJ’s, etc., or are interested in working or being employed by them
    as a team member
  • May want to assist family, relatives, and friends, or
  • Are brides and/or family members who want to know what to expect from a
    director / coordinator whom they will hire for their upcoming event

    This manual will take you step-by-step to becoming a knowledgeable, capable,
    and professional person who will make a wedding run smoothly and anxiety-
    free for the wedding couple.

Elaine M. Parker, Ed. M. can be contacted through her website:
Elaine M.
Parker, Ed.M.
Directing Weddings at Hotels: A Training Manual for Staff

Paperback, 8.25x11, 284 pages, $39.95
ISBN: 9780976494072
To purchase this book:

“I should have read this book years ago!  
This is a must have for all hotels.”
J. Randall Roop, CHS, Sales & Catering Manager
Hotel Indigo West End, Nashville, TN

“Directing Weddings at Hotels – A Training Manual
for Staff is an excellent resource for in house weddings
coordinators.  It is more than just the basics, written by
one of the most worldly wedding coordinators around.  
We can all learn from Elaine Parker’s vast knowledge and wisdom!”
Lisa Spiller, Director of Sales & Marketing
Hampton Inn & Suites – Green Hills

“Ms. Elaine, as we fondly call her… is inspiring, encouraging, and a wealth of information.  We
are truly grateful that we were given the opportunity to be a part of this amazing book.  Wedding
Directors will find this material to be comprehensive and relevant to the different styles of
weddings our discerning brides dream about.  As you know, every single event is special and unique
in its own way.”
Joann T. Camcam, Catering & Conference Manager and
Amy Alalouf, Catering Manager, Hermitage Five Star Hotel

“Prior to my current position as a Wedding Specialist at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, I took
Elaine Parker’s Directing Class.  Her knowledge of this business is remarkable and has helped me
to achieve many of my accomplishments in this position.”
Nicole Dallaire, Hilton Nashville Downtown

“Directing Weddings at Hotels – A Training Manual for Staff, is a key tool for hotel wedding
directors.  It covers a wide range of topics and enables hoteliers to provide the guest experience
that a bride deserves and expects.  This is a great tool to educate your staff as these wedding
traditions adjust to the changes of present day wedding planning.”
Heather Schreader, Director of Sales & Catering
Holiday Inn Select – 2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

About the Author

Parker brings her years of experience as a wedding coordinator and professional educator to teaching others
how to benefit from her experience.  Her books on training professional wedding coordinators touch on
everything from seating to squabbles.  No matter what your venue, there is an edition for you:  
Weddings at Hotels - A Training Manual for Staff
is designed for the in-house wedding coordinator.  
Wedding Directing and Coordinating  is perfect for the actual or potential independent professional wedding

You can contact Elaine M. Parker at

Elaine M.
Books Are

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Westview, Inc.