Wedding Expert Linda Kevich

Bio: Linda Kevich, Wedding Expert

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Linda Kevich has been quoted in Cookie Magazine

Linda Kevich is an internationally recognized wedding expert and the creator and editor of SuperWeddings.com – a popular internet wedding resource which has been online since 1999. A professional wedding consultant since 1991, she has assisted thousands of brides and grooms in planning the weddings of their dreams for over a decade.

A dynamic and highly accomplished industry leader, Ms. Kevich maintains an intensive level of daily involvement and professional responsibility in the wedding industry. As a respected authority on weddings and the wedding industry, she is frequently interviewed and quoted by national and international media. Transcripts of some of her recent interviews are published below.

Ms Kevich is also the founder and director of the International Institute of Weddings – a professional organization dedicated to facilitating the highest standards of professional excellence within the wedding industry. She writes extensively on the subjects of weddings and the wedding industry, for both the consumer market and the trade. Ms Kevich has been approached by major book publishers to author titles for them, and by major television networks. For example, Adams Media called upon Ms Kevich to author and completely re-write the third edition of their wildly popular “Everything Weddings” title, and la well-known national cable channel the E! Entertainment Network has approached her to host a regular television series about weddings. However, due to the demands such projects would require of her time, she chose to maintain her focus on The International Institute of Weddings, SuperWeddings.com, and the loyal audience of web visitors, members, and students who depend upon her dedicated guidance.

Ms Kevich’s extensive experience in a multitude of sectors of the wedding industry has rendered her very well versed in all aspects of wedding planning. She is frequently called upon to review the latest wedding-related books for major publishers. Brides she works with affectionately refer to her as the ‘Etiquette Queen’ for the unfailing advice she dispenses where matters of social correctness are concerned. She is also well known for her creative money saving secrets for weddings, and for her endless supply of creative ideas for making one’s wedding more memorable, unique, distinctive, and personalized.

Ms. Kevich also shares her expertise with other members of the wedding industry as a business and marketing consultant, and has authored numerous industry-related training materials and business guides. Her experience and expertise in the wedding industry span the areas of retail, wholesale, mail order, floral design, decor, bridal fashion and accessory design, editorial work, and bridal show production.

As the developer of one of only a handful of training programs in the world for professional wedding consultants, she now teaches career courses in wedding consulting via distance education, and has personally trained and assisted hundreds of wedding consultants internationally in launching, developing, and expanding their their careers and businesses. She is responsible for the development of all training programs offered by the International Institute of Weddings and for directing the Professional Development Division of SuperWeddings.com. Her courses have been used extensively by wedding consultants and students internationally.

An industry leader who leads by example, Linda Kevich is the antithesis of that old adage: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”. She maintains an extremely high and multifaceted level of daily involvement in the international wedding industry. Perhaps what makes the leadership and training provided to wedding professionals by the International Institute of Weddings & SuperWeddings.com so powerfully effective is that the individual who is driving the organization remains right in the thick of the industry & profession for which she provides guidance. She has an indepth understanding of weddings, the wedding industry, and the bridal consumer which is current and relevant. It always reflects what is happening in the industry now, and ensures that the individual providing the leadership never becomes removed, detached, or out of touch from the very business/industry about which she provides advice and teaches others about. She continues to keep her finger on the pulse of the bridal market through ongoing daily interaction with brides and grooms-to-be, their families, and bridal party attendants.

Ms Kevich is the head instructor of the wedding planner training program. She takes a strong and personal level of interest in the success of every student who enters the program and prefers to be personally involved in the training of as many students of the program as her schedule will allow.

Linda Kevich’s SuperWeddings.com has been online since 1999, and reaches an international audience of thousands of visitors from around the world on a daily basis. SuperWeddings.com has been recommended as a resource in wedding planning reference books, a multitude of newspapers and magazine articles across the US and other countries around the world, by radio and television stations domestically and abroad. The site as also been reviewed, recommended, and spotlighted by major internet portals throughout North America as well as Asia, Africa, India, Germany, and the United Kingdom. 

An examination of the content, quality, depth, and accuracy of the information contained within the pages of the SuperWeddings site offers a testament to Ms. Kevich’s vast and extensive knowledge of weddings and wedding planning. SuperWeddings.com is among the leading sites on the internet for quality wedding content, and is a content provider to other wedding related sites and portals in the US and abroad. For more information about SuperWeddings.com, visit About Us

Ms. Kevich’s educational background on the university level was carefully plotted with her intended career in the wedding industry in mind – and clearly it has served her well. She studied Human Ecology (Home Economics), specializing in fashion design and merchandising – with an obvious emphasis on bridal. She became known as a style leader and trend setter with an unfaltering eye for design and good taste. Her curriculum also included studies in marketing, communications, design theory, marriage and family dynamics, sociology, and psychology. Following her university education she studied to become a professional bridal consultant and went on to launch her own business and eleven year career in the wedding industry. She quickly gained notice for her innovative business approaches and strategies, natural marketing savvy, and inherent insights into the bridal consumer. Her warm, approachable manner and genuine love of weddings, and the industry as a whole, has earned her the admiration and endearment of brides-to-be, as well as other professionals and peers in the wedding industry.

Linda Kevich also writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column, appearing in newspapers in the United States and Canada. Publications interested in running her column can contact her through her media relations department.

She is frequently invited to appear on radio and television, and is regularly interviewed by the national print media. Members of the media who wish to request an interview may contact her through her media relations department. Full, unedited transcripts from some of her past interviews with the media, and links to articles she has recently been quoted in, are featured below.

Sample of Online Links to Media Articles Featuring Linda Kevich

March, 2009 – The New York Times
Wedding Gift Etiquette

July 22, 2008 – The New York Daily News
What to Do When Another Woman Steals Your Wedding Plans

June 5, 2008 – Rochester Insider (Rochester, NY)
8 Options for 1 Single Night

May 15, 2008 – Philadelphia Inquirer
To Invite or Not to Invite

April 2008 – Lifescript Network
That’s Amore: Italian Weddings

January 29, 2008 – Pulse MagazIne (Cincinnati)
Sponsored Weddings

April 2007 – The Globe and Mail (Canada’s Largest National Newspaper)
Run, Here Comes Groomzilla

January 2007 – Cookie Magazine (A Conde Nast Publication)
Party Politics: How to Throw an Adults-Only Soiree

March 11, 2006 – The Post Chronicle
Topic: Kindness, Charity On The Mind Of Angelina Jolie For Wedding
See article

March 6, 2006 – The National Ledger
Topic: Angelina Jolie Follows ‘Kindness Trend’ in Wedding With Brad Pitt
By-Line: Linda Kevich
See article

February 2006 – Bridal Guide 2006
Skagit Valley Publishing Co
Topic: Elaborate Weddings Far From Home

February 16, 2006 – St Petersberg Times
Also Ran in The Washington Times
Topic: Winning Hearts at the Winn Dixie
(Weddings in NonConventional Locations)
See St Pertersberg Times article
See Washington Times article

Feburary 15, 2006 – USA Today
Topic: More Couples Choose Exotic Sites for Elaborate Weddings Far From Home (Destination Weddings)
See article

 

Feburary 15, 2006 – USA Today
Topic: More Couples Choose Exotic Sites for Elaborate Weddings Far From Home (Destination Weddings)
See article

 

April 2, 2005 – The Financial Times (London)
The Big Fashion Questions For the Bride
See article
…Then ask yourself if the feeling matches how you want to feel on your wedding day,” says Linda Kevich, director of The International Institute of Weddings, …

February 17, 2005 – The Daily Universe (Utah)
How to Ace the Wedding Etiquette

July 23, 2004 – Danbury News Times
See article

February 14, 2004 – Honolulu Star Bulletin
See article

February 14, 2004 – Northwest Indianna Times
Topic: Valentines Day Weddings
See article

June 2003 – Reuters
See article

November 2, 2003 – Scripps Howard News Service
See Article:
Break from tradition – Grooms-to-be find new ways to paint the town
… professional wedding consultant Linda Kevich told Scripps Howard News Service. Kevich is director of the International Institute of weddings and editor …

June 2003 – USA TODAY
Topic: Couples Register for Cash, Honeymoon Online
See article

June 2003 – St. Petersberg Times (Florida)
See article

July 10, 2003 – The Cincinatti Post
See article:
Grooms Opting for Low Key Bachelor Parties

November 2002 – Tribune Media Services
See article

July 2002 – Niche Magazine
See article

January 2002 – The Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, Texas
See first article
See second article
More Online Links to Syndicated Media Articles Featuring Linda Kevich

USA Today

CNet

Yahoo Technology News

Cookie Magazine

Rocky Mount Telegram, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Longview News Journal, Longview Texas

The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, Colorado

The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches, Texas

The Lufkin Daily News, Lufkin, Texas

The Marshall News Messenger, Marshall, Texas

The Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio

The Springfield News-Sun, Springfield, Ohio

Active Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio

The Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio

The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City, North Carolina

The Daily Reflector, Greenville, North Carolina

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Atlanta, Georgia

NZoom Technology News, New Zealand

Yahoo India Technology News

Navegante, Madrid, Spain

Terra Network, Columbia

Listas de boda online con regalos no tradicionales..

Untitled; Spanish Publication

Ocala Star Banner – March 19, 2006
Full Interview Transcripts

June 2003 – Reuters

June 2003 – St. Petersberg Times, St.Petersberg, Florida

January 27, 2003 – The Washington Post

November 2002 – Tribune Media Services,
  (Syndicate branch of The Chicago Tribune)

July 2002 – Niche Magazine

January 2002 – The Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, Texas

December 2001- The Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala, Florida

Fall 2001 – Alabama Weddings Magazine
Linda Kevich’s SuperWeddings.com Has Been Featured In/On:

The book “Kavet’s Internet Sites for Your Wedding & Honeymoon”,The Cincinnati Post, Living TV, Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine, 400Edition Bridal Guide (North Georgia), The Ocala Star Banner (Ocala, Florida), Modern Bride, KPOA 93.5Radio Hawaii, 95.9KXLR Fairbanks Alaska, KABX – Oldies 97.5 Merced California, 105.7 FM Yakima Washington, 100.9FM Yakima WA, The Rock 99.5 FM Oregon, 101.3 KSTT California, POWER 99 Kennewick Washington, KNDZ 105.1 FM Billings Montana, KFAT FM 92.9 Alaska, KTMT – Beat93 Medford Oregon, WNIS 790am NewsRadio Virginia Beach, Pittsburg Bride Magazine, Modesto Weddings, Houston Weddings, iAfrica, MyAsiaOne,BriefMe Magazine, KISS Guide to Planning a Wedding, and many other media & publications.
Linda Kevich has also appeared in:

The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine Magazine, Consumer Reports Magazine, Newsweek MagazIne, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Modesto Weddings, Houston Weddings, South Shore Weddings, Hitched, Gift Basket Magazine, and a multitide of other publications and media.

 

 

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