Do I have to be a White Dress Society Member to attend The Retreat?
While it is not required, we highly recommend that if if you are a bridal boutique owner, you should join The White Dress Society. It is FREE (!) and it is an exceptional community of like-minded bridal store owners. It is way to connect, share ideas and get great advice. Often, as small business owners, we feel like we are on an island by ourselves. The White Dress Society allows you to know that there are others out there like you that are experiencing the same victories and challenges on a daily basis. Click here to request membership.
If I am interested in sharing a room during The Retreat to cut down on cost, can you assist?
Yes, of course! If you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we would be happy to send you a list of attendees that you can reach out to. Or, feel free to post a shot-out for a roommate on The White Dress Society Facebook page!
What is the recommended dress code?
We recommend stylish, but comfortable. The schedule does not allow for a wardrobe change for evening activities, so as you plan your ensembles, know that you will be in the same outfit day to evening. The average temperature in Nashville in May is highs in the 70’s lows in the 50’s, so layers are recommended.
Are meals provided in the registration fee?
Yes! You will be provided lunch, snack and dinner on the first day and breakfast and lunch on the second day. If you have specific dietary restrictions beyond what was mentioned on the registration form, feel free to email us at email@example.com .
Do you limit attendee registration based on geographic location?
Although we are firm believers in community over competition, we do understand that you may not want to attended an intimate conference with your direct competitor. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis. We will not limit registration based on geographical area unless one of our members has a specific concern. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat prior to registration.
Is the registration fee refundable?
Because of the all inclusive nature of The Retreat, we are unable to offer refunds after registration. Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
For traveling purposes, what time does The Retreat begin and end?
The Retreat will begin at 10 am on Sunday to allow for anyone who plans to arrive that morning. The Retreat will end at 3 on Monday to accommodate late afternoon departures.
I missed the Early Bird Registration period, now what?!
Early bird registration ends promptly on 2/14 at 11: 59, EST. If you missed that time frame, no worries! Registration will remain open at the full registration price until we reach 50 spots. Once we hit 50 attendees, we will begin a wait list (in case, unfortunately, someone has to cancel)
Is there a discount if I want to bring my business partner or store manager to The Retreat?
Yes! Our motto, is the more, the merrier! We will offer a $50 discount (this can be combined with the early bird special) for each subsequent member of your team that you register. To register additional attendees, please email email@example.com after you've completed your initial registration and we will send you a link to register at the discounted price.