Your competitors. Whether they are your friends or not, they can make you crazy even if they have no intention of doing that. Someone will always be better at certain things than you are. That fact can be paralyzing when it comes to owning a small business. When our competitors win a big award, get major press for an event,… Read More
When I first started my wedding planning business, I defined success as making enough money so that I could quit my corporate job and plan weddings full time. After about 2 years in business, I was able to do just that. Then I redefined success for myself in terms of freedom, being passionate about my work, and being able to… Read More
Balancing career and family is a challenge for any working parent. Wedding planning can be an especially challenging career to find a good balance due to the nature of the job. We often work weekends and evenings to meet our client’s needs and miss time with our families and friends. Below is a list of pros and cons that I… Read More
I am not worth the money that clients are paying me. I am bad with money. I tend to ignore my personal and/or business finances. I don’t understand money management. I feel like a fraud when clients pay me. I will never be wealthy. Have you ever had any of these thoughts? For many of us, owning a wedding and… Read More
Whether you are just starting out in the event planning industry or you have been working events for years, it is so important to take a few minutes to appreciate how far you have come. At one point, you had NO idea what it meant to plan a wedding or start a business. Look at how much you have done to… Read More
As a professional event planner, this is so important to remember. There will be many struggles before and after you reach your desired success. Enjoy the journey. It is the most powerful growth tool you will ever find.