I am currently in contact with a wonderful bride who would like to have a wedding planner and she has a decent budget, however the budget is adequate for a wonderful wedding minus the planner. No matter how much I tried to manipulate the numbers there is simply not enough resources to accommodate a wedding planner without impacting the overall quality and integrity of the
Let’s face it, the world is in an economic turmoil and yes budget limitations are a reality. Here is another reality check – wedding planners are not miracle makers and require resources to conceptualise and execute a wedding. We need an adequate budget to produce a desired wedding and make money providing this service.
What does this mean? This means that instead of waiting and praying for a client with an ideal budget to materialise out of thin air you need to take matters in your own hands and figure out how to generate an income within existing available budget structures.
My suggestion is to create a list of services you can offer and break them into stand alone services, which you can offer at a smaller price for a lower output of hours. This will make you more affordable to more brides and frees up your hours to pursue higher number of weddings simultaneously. This could be a good temporary measure to get you through the tough times whilst you are busy catching that big fish.