Veteran Caribbean weddings and event planner, Natalie John has launched, virtually, her book, “The Destination Wedding and Events Vendor Guide to COVID-19.”
Known for her advocacy and bold ideas as a weddings and events planner, John’s event signaled that despite the pandemic, there is no need to cancel important celebrations or to abandon marketing plans.
True to the edict of her book, John demonstrated that with the right tools, resources and mindset, weddings and events can still be staged in a safe environment.
Natalie’s book received high commendations and reviews from local, regional and international experts who embrace the need for regional standards to help rebuild the weddings and events industry.
Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Didacus Jules applauded John for her vision in leading the charge on “cooperation instead of competition” throughout the industry during the time of a pandemic.
The handbook was launched in collaboration with the Caribbean Weddings and Events Professionals (CWEP), a regional non-profit organization founded by Natalie John in 2020.