When was the last time you talked to other wedding planners about work and your challenges? How is your relationship with them? If this is not part of your “to do list”, it’s important to think about that. Networking with other amazing wedding planners will definitely increase your business. Belief IWP, an international group of wedding planners, helps planners do just that.
Here are five reasons to consider membership:
￼1) Across the world, wedding planners face the same kind of challenges and situations, no matter the size or style of the wedding. Sharing your experience and listening to what other professionals have been through is a great opportunity to get inspired, avoid future mistakes, and learn.
2) Who can better understand a wedding planner than another wedding planner? We all know that event professionals deal with a lot of stressful situations. Being able to talk with other planners can help you to take a deep breath, commiserate, and relax.
3) Getting to know other cultures is very beneficial to your business. For the wedding planners who want to take the next step in their career or focus on destination weddings, it’s essential to learn about the international wedding industry and know what couples from other countries are looking for. Having the opportunity to share ideas with professionals from other countries is a valuable and priceless experience.
4) Develop partnerships. If your colleague is booked for a particular date, they can recommend your services for those clients. You can also return the “favor” and recommend them when you are booked. In the case of big weddings or destination weddings, you can even work together as a team.
5) Increase critical thinking and creativity. If you have other wedding planners as colleagues and not competitors, why not help each other and discuss projects together? This experience will certainly give you another point of view over your own ideas and this will probably encourage you to look outside the box for your next projects.
Be part of Belief Travel
Belief has a special program to connect wedding planners in the “offline world”, called Belief Travel. If you are planning to travel abroad, Belief can put you in contact with local members in order to promote networking.
For the wedding planner Jacqueline Vazquez, from New York, it was an incredible experience – she hosted the wedding planner, Belen Esquivel, from El Salvador, during her trip to the U.S. “I had a fantastic time chatting with Belen, and look forward to collaborating with her. Looking forward to meeting other members as well”, she says.
For Belen, this meeting was very productive. “I had an awesome time with Jacqueline Vazquez. She invited me to dinner and we made plans to work together! I want to participate in New York weddings and all over the U.S. I’m also open to working with planners who want to do destination weddings in El Salvador”, she concludes.
The Belief Travel program is one of many advantages exclusively for our members. As a member, wedding planners have the opportunity to participate in online awards with wedding professionals worldwide. Members receive a certificate that designates them as an international wedding planner. Members are listed in our directory (perfect for couples that are looking for a wedding planner) and also are featured on Belief’s social media channels.
Joining Belief IWP will allow you and wedding planners from all around the globe to be part of this truly unique experience. Use the code PLANNERSLOUNGE to save 20% off your new membership when you join now through April 30, 2016
This is a sponsored post by Belief IWP