My most sincere thanks go out to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for a great turnout and being a great group to visit with last night. We had a lot of fun, and I hope I didn't bore them to death! I just thought I would share some photos that I got to snap.
The hit of the night was the wedding planning activity. The girls & guys were asked to find a partner or form a group of 3. I then passed around 2 envelopes. One envelope had a number of guests, ranging from 2-1000 guests. The other envelope had a budget, ranging from $0-$1 million and even one slip that said UNLIMITED! Each pair or team drew a slip from each envelope. One pair pulled out 200 guests and the $0 budget, and another group pulled 75 guests and the UNLIMITED budget. (Trust me, you want to go to theirs on a private island via private jet with Jay Z and Beyonce performing and Louis Vuitton luggage favors and a first class ticket to Rome for the 1 year anniversary party.) They all did a wonderful job, and had to come up front and present the wedding that they planned to the group. I brought along magazines, invitations, color swatches, and lots of other goodies that they could use for inspiration. Luckily, most of them said that I would get to plan their weddings, especially that one on the private island! Here are some pics of them filling their roles as wedding planners & problem solvers:
We talked about the roles of a wedding planner and the realities of being an entrepreneur. It was a privilege to get to talk with such a fun group and hear how some of them would love to start their own businesses. As a former U of A staff member, it was also encouraging to see some men and some women from other organizations roll out to support the AKA's this week. Here I am (in a pretty terrible picture) with my girl Sade at the end of the night. Can you tell this is the end of a 12 hour work day? :)
And here are a couple of pics of the CLASSY ladies of AKA. Thank you again! It was so much fun and I hope you learned a few new things through it all. CONGRATULATIONS to their new line of 17 wonderful women. Aren't they cute??