Posts in October, 2014

Don’t forget to stay focused

Welcome to the brand new week everyone! Today's post is about staying focused on what is important - your life, your family and your well being. Running a business, especially a wedding business can take a strain on your health, your relationships and even put your future at jeopardy. Don't allow that to happen. Life is unpredictable and anything can happen. What you do today should count! Stay focused and...

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Be creative

Over the last few months I have been writing a lot about the business side of running a creative business. Creative business is beautiful, fun and very fulfilling and I love it. The thing is, my creativity requires resources. I can have most incredible designs in my mind but to execute them I need raw materials. My abilities are vast but their parameters are set by the budget. My designs...

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A wedding planner is a consultant and deserves to get paid more than R30 an hour

A wedding planner is a consultant.  The dictionary defines a consultant as "an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual." A consultant's job is to consult. A wedding planner's job is to consult on all aspects to do with a wedding. Nothing more, nothing less. It's that simple. There's no magic formula or secret that makes one consultant more...

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Help your clients understand the difference between a wedding planner and a venue coordinator

Many couples choose to contact a wedding planner and discuss their ideas, seeking professional advice at initial stages of planning their wedding. A lot of brides hire a wedding planner as the wedding day approaches and they feel overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of getting everything done on time. There are brides who plan an entire wedding themselves and hire an independent wedding coordinator to handle the smooth running of...

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Let me tell you why wedding suppliers need to be “expensive”

"Weddings are expensive", " I am shocked by these prices", "unfortunately these prices are out of our budget"- phrases wedding suppliers hear on daily basis. A wedding supplier has to be 'expensive' so that they can continue running a specialised business. A closer inspection will reveal that 'expensive' in fact means 'market related'. Couples planning a wedding really need to understand that a wedding is made up of costs that are directly related...

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