Updates in my quest to get published and get this book on the bookshelves.
On November 6th, Elisabeth Scott Daley, one of my Board Members for the W.E.D.Guild™ and the first female to earn the title of Wedding Entertainment Director™, assisted me as I entertained for Will Hegarty’s Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony & Reception in Phoenix, AZ.
Don’t know who Will Hegarty is? Here is the byline he graciously wrote for the back of TBWRE.
“Peter Merry’s innovative ideas have earned him recognition as the wedding industry expert on creating fun reception celebrations. As a direct result, he was the only wedding entertainment professional we considered hiring for our daughter’s wedding reception.”
The pressure was on…I had to deliver and they packed the agenda to the max with tons of fun and creative interactive moments. We pulled it off with flying colors and Liz talked Will into doing a video testimonial about me afterwards that was just priceless.
Not only does Will Hegarty produce the Wedding MBA show in Las Vegas (which I am certain I will be speaking at once again in September of 2011) but he also produces the largest Bridal Show in the country in Phoenix, AZ called Bridal Fashion Debut. His show is attended by over 4,000 brides in 2 days and TBWRE will be getting promoted with post-cards in the bags, presentations before the fashion shows, and a booth on January 8th & 9th. I’ll be trying to line up some local TV interviews before the show to promote the book’s presence there as well.
This photo below was taken by John Goolsby, with Godfather Films, who was shooting the video footage at the wedding.
John’s talented team of video editors put together a susprise same day edit highlight video that was shown to the guests about 30 minutes before the reception concluded…and as they were leaving each guest was given their very own copy of this video on DVD to take home with them.
And yes…Liz gave me a solid performance critique after we were all done. Had trouble walking for the next couple of days. 😉
The truth is, with Liz’ help, I was able to do one of the best Grand Entrances of my career. She had 41 sound cues to hit following along with my scripted introductions of the Parents and Wedding Party members…and she was flawless! Thanks again for your invaluable assistance Liz!
On November 3rd, I presented a seminar for the WPIC (Wedding Planning Institute of Canada) at their national conference in the Bahamas! I took two cases of TBWRE with me and wound up selling out in record time and then I sold another half case in orders for signed copies of TBWRE which I shipped when I got back home.
He took questions at the end of of his talk and when I asked him to define to the role of the Master of Ceremonies…he said it was the most important component of all because the MC is in charge of the TIMING! Brilliant answer I thought.
I am thrilled with the scope and detail of the commentary written by Bobbye Middendorf and could not be more excited about getting such a glowing review.
Peter Merry, the Author of “The Best Wedding Reception Ever!” shares how his soon to be published book originated. Starting with his efforts to land a publisher and the editing process that was used to develop the current full color, hard cover edition…learn how “The Best Wedding Reception Ever!” became the first published wedding planning book for engaged couples who want to create a truly fun and unforgettable reception celebration.
COMING TO BOOKSTORES EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 12th, 2010!
Peter Merry, the Author of “The Best Wedding Reception Ever!” shares how his soon to be published book originated. Starting with a seminar for brides and grooms titled “Planning The Perfect Wedding Reception” presented back in July of 1999 to the booklet of the same title followed the selection of the current title and the launch of the 2007 self-published edition at the 2007 Las Vegas Mobile Beat Show…learn how “The Best Wedding Reception Ever!” became the first published wedding planning book for engaged couples who want to create a truly fun and unforgettable reception celebration.
COMING TO BOOKSTORES EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 12th, 2010!
Apparently the actual release date may still be “up in the air”…but whether it is September 21st of October 12th…the good news is…the book is getting listed on these major outlets. My publisher is currently pitching the book to several major bookstore chains. When we get the green light…I’ll be giving you information about ways we can make sure your local store will have the book in stock. Stay tuned…
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” has been picked up by a publisher and will be coming to bookstores everywhere for the first time this September!
You can actually pre-order this new, updated and revised edition featuring a full-color interior that now runs 240 pages long and has over 100 NEW creative ideas for making wedding receptions truly fun and memorable.
The Amazon.com page for the book is showcasing the new cover design for the first time…
The publisher obviously liked the original photos…but they have also given the book a fresh new look.
When I get approval…I will post images of the new back cover and some sneak peeks of the inside of the book as well.
My publisher e-mailed me their copy edits for Part I of the book. Next week the actual design work begins and I’ll get my first glimpse of what the new full-color interior will look like. I can’t wait!!!
So today…I just received the following promo piece they are send out to promote my seminar and book signing.
As an added Bonus, I’ll get to ride along on a wedding performed by Hey! Mr. DJ Entertainment that Saturday night before I fly back home on Sunday.