About the Hosts
Nikki Nuckols, creative director and owner of Doodle Dog Creative, a local branding and web design boutique agency specializing in working with event professionals to help develop their businesses, and Sara Abrams, planner at Mrs. Planner, a local wedding and event planning company, are the enthusiastic hosts behind Thursday Therapy Austin. After attending the original Thursday Therapy in Dallas for a number of years, Nikki decided to take her passion for bringing the wedding and event together for a fun, laid-back and collaborative networking event to Austin. Thursday Therapy Austin started in 2011 and with the help of Sara, has quickly accelerated to become known as one of the best industry networking groups that the city has to offer.
If you are new to Thursday Therapy, please be sure to find Nikki or Sara when you arrive and introduce yourself.
What is Thursday Therapy?
A fun gathering for wedding pros to meet, mingle, share.
In 2007, Michelle Loretta wanted wedding pros to meet in a fun casual way without any strings attached. She began gathering Seattle wedding pros monthly for “Tuesday Toast” with the intention to toast to the industry.
In 2009, Kelly Simants took the idea to Dallas and ran with it. Here, she turned the concept into “Thursday Therapy” where it gained a life of its own. Monthly, wedding pros gather to collaborate and share in a fun, laid-back and approachable environment. There are no membership fees, you can drop in for 20 minutes if that’s all the time you can spare, and you’ll meet some really cool people in a welcoming environment.
Michelle and Kelly are Co-Owners of Sage Wedding Pros, a consultancy dedicated to educating small business owners. The company’s mission is to create sustainable business in the wedding and events industries. Thursday Therapy is a branch of Sage Wedding Pros.
Thursday Therapy is where business happens!
We promote a culture of camaraderie, collaboration, and cohesion within the wedding industry. It is through our relationships with one another that the wedding industry will become stronger and our businesses will be more successful. We welcome all people in the business of weddings to join our fun and festive mixers. Thursday Therapy is a place for us to meet, mingle, and share.