She wants her best friend to design the flowers and her aunt to make the cake. They expect their wedding to look like a professional put it together, but they push you to use non-professionals vendors. How do you regain control of the process? What are the steps to achieve a realistic consensus? What do you do when they insist… Read More
Business Resources for Wedding Planners
The Planner's Lounge offers a wealth of business resources for wedding planners and event planners. Through years of experience planning weddings, founder Debbie Orwat learned not only about running a wedding planning business but also how to market her business, make connections, find clients, and stay profitable.
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By now, most wedding and event professionals have heard the buzz regarding event insurance. Sure, you know it exists, but do you really know exactly what event insurance covers, and how it can benefit your clients (and you)? Event insurance is a necessity for event planners looking to keep themselves, and their clients, protected. Event Liability Insurance Event liability protects… Read More
“Can you be at Kensington Palace tomorrow?“….. it’s not your average Monday morning call! “What’s the event?” I asked. The reply came… “It’s a charity dinner (The Winter Whites Ball) for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Interested? You can bet I was. “And, who is the client?“ The caller simply said.. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.“ I packed… Read More
We all understand how important it is to know our cash flow, including what our monthly expenses and income are. Knowing cash flow helps us determine our pricing as well. We can calculate pricing based on what we need to make and based on the amount of time, our experience, and the level of service we offer. What Should Wedding Planners Consider When… Read More
Lighting is an essential part of event design. Not only does lighting help you create a great atmosphere, it can help you control the flow of guests, draw attention to particular parts of a room, and highlight different features of the venue or decor. Most importantly, good lighting can help you blow away your clients by exceeding their expectations! Turn… Read More
Couples sometimes think their wedding is protected under their homeowner’s insurance policy, but more often than not, this is not the case. Here is what you need to know about recommending event insurance policies to your clients versus telling them they are probably covered under their homeowner’s policy: Location – Typically homeowner’s policies only cover the wedding/reception if it’s located… Read More