Wedding Planning 101

How NOT to Suck at Wedding Planning

  1. Michelle Loretta

    March 6th, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Thanks Debbie for dispelling the “big money” myth! Most small business owners can achieve sustainable income – but not big income. It’s just the truth (and challenge) of small business ownership… and this is a hard reality for wedding planners because it’s a hard and stressful job. However, the rewards of having control of your lifestyle, schedule, and future often far outweigh the big money.

  2. Debbie

    March 6th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing Michelle. I completely agree with you about all the other non-financial rewards. So very true.

  3. Jessica Bergthold

    March 6th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Awesome article, great to see what you ahve been up to Debbie. Looks great around here. I’d like to add one more if I may:

    6. Be Ethical! Little is worse than a wedding planner who expects kickbacks from vendors in exchange for referrals. Referrals should be based on a genuine respect for a vendor’s professionalism and ability, not their ability to send you huge checks! Genuine gifts of thanks, now that is another story.

  4. Debbie

    March 6th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Great to hear from you Jess and thanks for the great comment!

  5. Kari

    December 12th, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I run an Even Center and plan all of the events. I am also a Wedding planner, Officiant and Event Designer (well working on that).

    Is it ethical to have on a facility rental agreement, a note that states that the “onsite attendant’s gratuity is not included in the price? ” Some clients give a card with a gratuity, others don’t.
    Great and helpful articles by the way! Insightful and help me a lot!

  6. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    December 15th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    That is totally up to you Kari. I personally would not send a document to my clients that says anything about gratuity to me or my staff. However, I know some planners do.

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