Many of us start our wedding planning business without much previous business experience. Most of us have been employees and did not have to think about what the business made in gross income and what the business expenses were. We also didn’t have to think much about taxes since they came right out of our paycheck. Once you become a wedding… 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.
If you can't find the answer to your business questions below, consider checking out our Wedding Planner Resources page.
One of my favorite people in the wedding industry is Susan Southerland. Not only is she incredibly successful at planning events, she is a savvy businesswoman, author, and inspiring educator in our industry. She is married (her husband is her business partner) and a mom to 4 kiddos. Susan is relatable, friendly, and funny. Susan has a long track record… Read More
Event insurance is a necessity for event planners looking to keep themselves and their clients protected. Event liability insurance protects your client if someone or something causes property damage to the venue or someone is injured at their event. Each year, Markel Insurance sees numerous liability claims for things like damage to reception hall furnishings such as couches, mirrors, coffee tables… Read More
Wedding planners have a surprising selection of inspiring books to explore! Fresh wedding ideas, hilarious wedding stories, and real-world business tips abound. We sifted through a tall stack of choices and distilled them down to the 10 Best Wedding Planner Books. For a cool summer read, get ready for the Wedding MBA and take one of these to the beach or to the… Read More
Founded by a group of wedding industry professionals – four friends, to be exact: a photographer, a designer, a wedding planner, and a marketing specialist – the idea for Sourced Co. was sparked around a table (while we were sharing a brownie, if we’re being totally honest). As seasoned wedding pros, we realized there was a serious void when it… Read More
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