If you are just starting out as a wedding planner or if you have been in business for a few years, the ready-to-use tools and templates in the Wedding Planner’s Toolbox will help take your career and business to the next level. As a professional wedding planner, you have one chance and a huge responsibility to plan and coordinate the perfect wedding day for your clients.
This guide takes all the mystery and headaches out of trying to figure out what needs to be done before you take your first client.
25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business gets you started off on the path to success. Topics covered in this guide include naming your business tips and tricks, legal entities available for your business, what to consider when choosing your advisory board, trademarks, resources and advice for creating your first website, bookkeeping guidance on what you need and what you don’t need when starting out, branding basics for new wedding planners, pricing and service offerings when starting out, what you need to know about social media, how to get paid by clients, and much more!
3) Pricing With Confidence: Secrets of Profitable Pricing and Services for Professional Wedding Planners
Pricing With Confidence is a comprehensive guide with templates and worksheets that give you the tools and information needed to confidently offer profitable and sustainable wedding planning packages and pricing.
This guidebook is also perfect for wedding planners who want to save time by having ready-to-use templates for planning packages, examples of website wording, and a professional spreadsheet to rely on for calculating prices for weddings and events.
4) Event Leadership Online Design Courses
The Event Leadership Institute (ELI) is an incredible resource for online event design, styling, and planning classes. They offer affordable, topic-specific, online classes for event professionals. Use the code PLANNERSLOUNGE to save 10% off ANY course, class, or subscription from the Event Leadership Institute.
If you need a wedding planner contract for your event planning business, you can purchase it here. Drafted by an experienced attorney, this template agreement and companion guide walks you through each term of the agreement so you can customize it to fit the needs of your event planning business.
On this website, you can also find contract templates for employees, independent contractors, photo shoot agreements, and more.
This cloud-based planning & business management solution is a stylish and streamlined suite of tools that make designing, collaborating, and managing every last detail seamless for wedding and event professionals.
Try it out for free for 30 days AND receive 25% off your first three months of paid subscription using this link or by using the code
The Business Success Checklist is a comprehensive checklist and guidebook with more than 80 business maintenance and management tasks that are specific to wedding and event planners. It is the perfect step-by-step guide to ensure that we are mindful of all the little (and not so little) things that can have a huge impact on our event planning businesses and livelihood.
Wedding planners have a wide selection of educational and inspiring books to explore. Fresh wedding ideas, hilarious wedding stories, and real-world business tips abound. This is our Amazon master list of top book recommendations for wedding and event planners.
Event planning businesses and careers are very unique and face different challenges. When you want to get to the next level in your business, have an experienced planner evaluate your current business, or just figure out how to make more money, one-on-one coaching and mentoring will give you the tools and advice you need to achieve those goals and more.
Event professionals can benefit immensely from mentoring and one-on-one coaching from an experienced business coach who specializes in creating strategies and success tools for wedding and event planning business owners.
As a successful coach, business strategist, author, and educator for wedding and event planners, I have seen all of the ups and downs of starting and growing a successful and sustainable wedding planning business.
In addition to running my own event planning business for 10 years, I also opened and managed a co-working studio for wedding professionals for 6 years, and have ran Planner’s Lounge more than 7 years ago. I have a wide range of business and entrepreneurial experience that I share in the 900+ blog posts on
As the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Planner’s Lounge, I’ve assembled my best tips, tricks, and resources for aspiring wedding planners in this blog post on how to become a wedding planner.