Interview with the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

November 5, 2015 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

hellosunny_orangeEach month the Great Bridal Expo interviews trusted wedding industry experts to share their knowledge and experience. This week we are featuring an interview with the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, located in sunny Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Check out this very informative interview.

Q: Tell me a little more about yourself, the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and your position with them?

A. It’s all about the love for LauderLove Ambassador of Bliss Anna Levin, who is available to assist in planning the perfect wedding with insider tips and valuable advice. When it comes to weddings, from planning the nuptials to the after ‘I Do,’ the destination’s FREE LauderLove program is the ultimate wedding planning resource for making the trip down the aisle a smooth one.

Q: How long have you been with the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and what do you like best about working for them?

A. Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s dedicated Ambassador of Bliss, has been available to couples since 2012. She has all the answers when it comes to wedding vendors and services and is at the ready to help with creative ideas for venue selection, hotel room blocks, transportation recommendations and much more. There is no request, big or small, that won’t be met by a smile. Couples can fill out the LauderLove Wedding Form online at http://www.sunny.org/weddings/wpf

Q: Does the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau host wedding-related events?

A. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is a resource for couples looking to tie the knot in an awe-inspiring setting. From exchanging vows in a luxurious hotel to barefoot in the sand along 23 miles of Blue Wave beaches, couples can walk down an aisle set in a romantic garden or in a natural tropical setting like Butterfly World, with thousands of butterflies fluttering about to set the tone. An elegant yacht sailing along the 300 miles of navigable waterways or an under-the-sea ceremony surrounded by some 300 species of fish as witnesses is made for couples with water-wanderlust. Make it a picture-perfect wedding at one of the area museums like the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, featuring intimate spaces surrounded by pops of color and masterful works of art.
Q: What kind of assistance does the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau offer for people getting married?

A. Through our Ambassador of Bliss program, the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB provides the following:

  • Free HELLO SUNNY welcome bags and visitor information for guests staying at any Broward County hotel. Make the welcome bags your own by filling them with your favorite snacks and fun goodies to help make your wedding weekend even more memorable.
  • Site inspections to local venues
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitor information and discount booklets
  • Access to SUNsational wedding vendors and service providers
  • Complimentary Microsites: Ex: http://www.sunny.org/weddingtemplate/
  • Visit http://www.sunny.org/weddings/wpf and fill out the online form

Q: What do you wish more engaged customers knew about Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau?

A. Whether it is a bride and groom, a bride and bride or a groom and groom, “love is love” in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The Ambassador of Bliss is a great resource for any couples planning their wedding here in Broward County. Cheers to a sunny life ahead.

Q: What else can you tell me about Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau?

A. Couples from across the U.S. and around the world converged on Fort Lauderdale, on February 5, 2015, to take part in an historic group wedding and vow renewal to mark the new dawn of same-sex marriage equality in Florida. Representing 18 U.S. states, Europe, and South America, the LGBT and straight couples were greeted by former *NSYNC member and Dancing with the Stars alum, Lance Bass, who delivered a moving address on the meaning of love as the event’s official “Love is Love” ambassador.

Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) CEO and president, Nicki E. Grossman, the “Love is Love” destination wedding, was presided over by Reverend Dr. Durrell Watkins, senior minister, of the Sunshine Cathedral. The newlyweds and recommitted couples attended a post-ceremony champagne toast and reception at the W Fort Lauderdale.

Q: Has anyone held their wedding or reception at the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau?

A. Thousands of weddings annually take place throughout Broward County, but we have not ever had one at our offices.

Visit the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau to find out about the latest happenings and tourism opportunities.

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