Posts tagged "wedding planning"

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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Perspective

March 2015... how did thit happen? It seems like only yesterday I was writing down my New Year resolutions. Time is flying by, and with many exciting weddings coming up this season it is important not to loose perspective. When you are planning a wedding, or multiple weddings, it is easy to loose sight of the bigger picture - your business. In business, success or failure in business is all about perspective. Short-term...

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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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Reality Check – not everybody can afford a wedding planner

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...

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To charge or not to charge…

I spoke to a number of businesses in the past few days, and many planners and decor stylists are considering whether or not to charge for the initial consultation. Everyone feels they should be charging, but scared that clients will not pay and will not come to a meeting. I say, just try it and see what happens. Stop wasting your precious time and start making money. Yes, you are worth...

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How to become a successful wedding planner – Part 1

The results of the survey posted last week caused a ripple in the wedding planning community - some were surprised, some shocked and most became despondent. The question "is wedding planning a redundant service?" is on everyone's minds. I do not believe wedding planning is a redundant service, I believe it is a professional services very much needed when it comes to modern wedding planning process. Today, I would like to start...

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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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Wedding Countdown

It is Friday and in the wedding world this is crunch time, count down and sweat the small stuff time. So many of you are busy doing your final checks, calls and preparing for the show time. Remember that your clients are feeling anxious, stressed and emotional at this time.  As it gets closer to the wedding, the more anxious, stressed and emotional they get. Why not give them a call...

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Five reasons why every wedding should have a wedding planner

Weddings are becoming more and more complex and yet there are still only 24 hours in a day. Brides and grooms face professional and personal demands in their every day to day lives, so when it comes to planning a wedding in a modern world hiring a wedding planning company is a great solution. There is a major difference between getting married and having a wedding. A wedding is an...

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