As a wedding planner, it’s likely you’ve hired an associate (or a few) to assist you on the weekends. It’s not unusual for associates to be classified as contractors. This casual working relationship is the most appealing as you don’t have to pay taxes on their behalf, and you don’t feel the financial strain of […]

Three Signs That Your Wedding Planner Associates are Misclassified as Contractors

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What is the most cost-effective way to get a professional wedding planner contract for your wedding planning business? Here are the options for wedding planner contracts: Create your own wedding planner contract by copying and pasting text from random internet sites. (not recommended) Hire a lawyer to draft a custom contract for you. (recommended but […]

Wedding Planner Contracts

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1) Wedding Planner’s Toolbox 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 […]

10 Resources Every Aspiring Wedding Planner Should Know About

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Let’s talk about job titles and definitions. My philosophy on job titles is this: The more prestigious, the better. Here’s why you want to assign powerful job titles right away: 1) If you are small and starting out, and this is especially the case in the event industry, you may not be able to offer […]

Training your wedding business employees to fit their title

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Being a wedding planner is a fun, challenging, and sometimes stressful career. You are running the business, constantly marketing to entice new clients, planning events for current clients, managing staff, and trying to stay on top of the latest industry news and trends. With all of these responsibilities (and many others), we are going to […]

6 Mistakes That Wedding Planners Make and How to Fix Them

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When you make your clients continually feel valued and appreciated throughout the time you work together, the quality of your work isn’t as significant as you might think. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Yes, you have to know what you are doing as a profession event planner and provide the results they want. But more importantly, their experience of working […]

The Quality of Your Work Isn’t As Important As You Think

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When you have your own wedding or creative business, it is essential to take the time to review the year that is ending before looking at the year ahead.   When December comes around, what we have not accomplished during the year often dominates our thoughts. We forgot the wins and the positive changes we have made […]

Annual Review & Planning Guide for Wedding and Creative Professionals

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Not sure what to put on your holiday gift list this year? Here are my ten favorite gift ideas for wedding planners that you will actually use! 1) Quote Mug Wedding planning is difficult, stressful work. A warm cup of coffee or tea is just what a wedding planner needs to get through the day! […]

10 Useful Gift Ideas for Wedding Planners

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From a beautiful backdrop to world-class catering, every couple wants a one-of-a-kind wedding that checks all the boxes. Meanwhile, as a wedding planner, you want to ensure that everything comes together without a hitch. Finding new solutions for each unique client can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a way to make the whole […]

5 Reasons to Recommend a Resort Wedding

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I have followed Mark Kingsdorf’s career for a number of years and have always been impressed with his wisdom, natural marketing instincts, authenticity, and his ability to successfully pivot his career in the industry to fit his ideal lifestyle. With over 40 years in the hospitality and event industries, Mark has a very unique perspective […]

Must Read Marketing and Blogging Advice for Wedding Planners

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