One of the most complicated jobs a wedding planner has is to assist a client in the cancellation or postponement of their wedding. Before COVID, this was a rare occurrence. Some planners never dealt with a cancellation or postponement throughout their entire careers. Unfortunately, the pandemic made it a more regular reality for all of […]

When to Cancel or Postpone a Wedding

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There are many lists online that engaged couples will read with “MUST HAVE” wedding day items. These are usually little things to help with minor problems like a loose thread or a wine spill. While these things are essential, as the wedding planner, you will have most of those things already covered with your wedding […]

7 Wedding Day Must-Haves

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An important part of being a wedding planner is learning how to effectively source your wedding vendor team. It’s a very important part of the wedding planning process and over the years I have learned a lot in this area. I’m excited to share my secrets to how I source my wedding vendors and how […]

How to Effectively Source Your Wedding Vendors

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When planning your clients’ weddings, there are many wedding professionals you will be recommending and working with during the entire wedding planning process and on the wedding day. The vendor team is the most important asset to ensure a successful wedding day. As the planner, you are the leader of that team. Since your clients […]

The Most Important Questions to Ask Wedding Vendors

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Many wedding planners start their businesses while they are still working full-time jobs. While this is the norm, it can be the most challenging time in the entrepreneurial process. Here are some of our best tips for balancing a growing wedding planning business with the responsibilities of a regular job.  Create Structure Creating structure will […]

Run a Successful Wedding Planning Business While Working a Day Job

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“Overnight Success Happens Only in  Fairy Tales, Trashy Novels, and Bad Movies.“ -Ernie J Zelinski Do you get frustrated when a seemingly new event planner appears from out of nowhere and is suddenly being published in multiple places, winning awards, producing stunning weddings, and is the planner EVERYONE is talking about? It’s annoying. It’s frustrating. […]

Wedding Planners: Overnight Success Stories Take a Long Time

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Thinking back to when I was started a wedding planning business in 2005, I can hardly believe I made it through 10 successful and profitable years with how little knowledge I had at the time. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20 and I’m so thankful for everything I have learned. In this post, I am […]

Starting a Wedding Planning Business: 8 Things to Do

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As the world continues to deal with the ups and downs of the pandemic, it can feel like a rush to get back on track and ensure you have a sustainable wedding planning business for the future. Many of us have been waiting 12+ months for a shift to normality and to put this global […]

Smart Moves to Make Today for a Sustainable Wedding Planning Business

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post pandemic wedding planning

To say this past year was a challenge for wedding planners is an understatement. Not only did our day-to-day lives change overnight but our wedding planning businesses were in complete upheaval. We became accustomed to a completely different work schedule, often with periods of intense pressure when working to reschedule events and working with couples […]

How to Get Your Wedding Planner Mojo Back

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As a professional wedding and event planner, we are often asked to do work for free. How do we decide when it’s worth it? Here are 4 scenarios when working for free makes sense: 1) You are brand new to event planning When starting out, it’s important to get experience and get a feel for […]

When Does it Make Sense to Work for Free as a Wedding Planner?

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