our network + our culture
We know that business happens when people develop deep relationships with one another. Networking shouldn’t be a boring chore. Thursday Therapy is where new and old friends share a sip and a bite… and exchange stories. Networking, referrals, and business exchanged is all a byproduct of these deep connections.
Thursday Therapy is a place for us to meet, mingle, and share.
Kelly & Michelle Visit Chicago Thursday Therapy
Disco Night, 2016, Photo Credit: Fotio
Before Thursdays, there were Tuesdays. Michelle Loretta began to gather wedding professionals in 2007 in Seattle for Tuesday Toast… a monthly ‘toast to the industry’. The events were a huge hit and Kelly Simants took the idea to Dallas and ran with it. It’s in Dallas that Kelly turned the concept into “Thursday Therapy” where it gained a life of its own. In 2009 Michelle and Kelly partnered to launch Sage Wedding Pros, providing strategy to wedding businesses.
Michelle continues to carry the torch for Sage Wedding Pros these days. And, Thursday Therapy still connects people in the wedding industry. Our international hosts embrace our core ideology of openness, friendliness, and collaboration.
Our promise to you is a warm, casual event without any ulterior motives or agenda. Meet, mingle, share!
I adore being a host of Thursday Therapy. I feel like it gives me a purposeful reason to reach out and connect with ANY wedding professional in my area. People are always happy to talk with me and really see me as a leader in our local wedding community. I really enjoy meeting 50-60 great colleagues every month. Such a worthwhile networking opportunity for me. - Meg Steen, Kansas City Co-host
Thursday Therapy was the first networking group I attended when I started Doodle Dog and has turned into a valuable place to form connections, develop meaningful friendships and an see incredible growth opportunities. I can honestly say that both attending Thursday Therapy in other markets and leading the Austin Thursday Therapy market has contributed to my business growth more than any other organization I've joined or ad I've placed. I love that Thursday Therapy is an approachable, fun way to mingle with like-minded business owners. - Nikki Nuckols, Austin Host
Thursday Therapy Houston has helped me make (lasting) connections with other wedding professionals that I would not have made on my own. Also, I love the “laid-back” approach to our meet ups. It makes networking and connecting more approachable for those professionals who may not be as outgoing. I look forward to continuing to support the Thursday Therapy brand and its efforts. - Carendylyn Watson, Houston Host
As a wedding planner, Thursday Therapy, gives us the opportunity to work with other vendors that we might not be ready to recommend to our clients. This opens up the conversation and lets us see them in action! - Julie Blakey & Melanie Ewing, Dallas Hosts