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Listen, I've tried it all! I have made contact forms, websites, planning documents only to toss them all in the trash and start over again and again!  Starting a wedding planning business is a task! I spent hours looking for a program that would teach me the basics and also be a resource as I started my company.  A place to ask all the hard and confusing questions. 

I have a passion to teach new and inspired planners making their first steps into the industry! Over the past seven years, I've experienced so much-some really good moments and some really terrible moments! But the key: I LEARNED! I am still taking steps in learning by attending conferences, joining wedding associations and being mentored by David Tutera. No matter where you are in your business we have something to learn. 

The She Said Yes Academy is a hands-on, interactive program designed for new planners giving real life experiences and tools! 




  • Learning: We will meet virtually two times a month in an interactive, classroom style environment. You will be provided a program book  that we will work and learn out of! You will also have one-on-one times with me to dive deeper into your goals and questions! 

  • Yes Projects:  You will be assigned a project once a month to complete that corresponds with what you are learning during our classroom time.  Be ready! You will present your projects to others in the program! 

  • Resources: You will have access to documents like timelines, budgets, check-lists and so much more! 

  • Motivation: One of the most important parts of this program is the encouragement and community you will instantly be connected to! 


Meet Shannon.webp

"My favorite part of the internship was the She Said Yes projects! Karie was very flexible with our schedules, which I greatly appreciated. I loved when we met for our one-on-one because it helped me take a step back and really evaluate the projects and class material and get answers to the questions and concerns I had. I loved how she started out with branding and the steps within the curriculum. Karie showed how to build networks within the wedding industry and with clients and how to maintain great relationships within the community."    Shannon

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Shannon was hired by a local high-end venue as a Venue Coordinator and thriving! I have had the pleasure of working with her for some of our own weddings and I'm so proud of what she is accomplishing! 

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"I don't have enough words to describe how thankful I am for Karie and the She Said Yes Program! Not only did the class provide valuable materials and resources to become a wedding planner, I also made amazing friends and great connections with others in the industry. Karie was a fantastic instructor, even when new challenges came our way with shutdowns and restrictions. She gave me the strength and confidence to open my own business, and I couldn't have done it if not for She Said Yes Weddings.  I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to learn more the wedding industry."   MacKenna

WHERE IS SHE NOW: MacKenna has jumped right in and is working at a very popular Lake Tahoe venue as a coordinator.  She is doing great things in the industry!