Posts tagged "advice"

Three Tips on How to Spot a Great Wedding Planner

The story broke yesterday about a wedding planner ruining couple's wedding day. To read it click here. I saw it being shared on Facebook and even on the international wedding groups. The wedding planner was arrested and I would love to hear more details and while we wait, I wanted to share my thoughts on the story. South African wedding industry is fast growing yet it is fairly young and there is...

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Challenge: Signing Up Clients

You have decided to become a wedding planner. You may even enrolled yourself into a wedding planning course. You have a website, an email address and you have all your beautiful stationery ready. You may have advertised in some, if not all, wedding publications. You took out stands at various expos, styled beautiful shoots and you have spent a lot of money on getting your name out there.  And then...

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The difference between a difficult client and a wrong type of client

In the ideal world, we would be blessed with only perfect clients who after the first consultation sign off on the highest package, ask no questions, leave us alone and love everything we propose to them. And then we all take off on our unicorns... More likely than not, potential clients show up with a long list of different set of challenges, assumptions, ideas and options around wedding planning. The...

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Living in fear

There is a perceived notion that to be a wedding planner you need to be a Type A perfectionist with a good dose of OCD. This self imposed role leads one to operate in a constants state of anxiety. Wedding planners are often over cautious, over critical (of themselves of course) and they are afraid of making mistakes. Living in fear is common amongst the creative types and today I want to look at...

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So you don’t have a fancy office?

  You don't have a fancy office and feel this is a disadvantage especially when it comes to charging your rates. Many planners feel that if they do not have an office they cannot charge higher rates. The irony is that if you do not generate appropriate income then you will never get to the point when you can rent office space. If you ever want to be taken seriously...

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