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8 Done-For-You Answers for Hard Conversations

  1. Nice and useful article.

  2. Wonderful article! every time I inform people that I am a Miami wedding planner they think it’s fun and lots of people believe it is all about decoration but other entire hard work is not entertaining in any way. It’s important to know how to deal with wedding couple and vendors and it’s also significant for people to be familiar with that wedding planners and vendors have to contract with hard circumstances. Thanks for giving proper answers.

  3. Lots of people don’t take wedding and event planning profession serious. It’s significant to know how to deal with them and it’s also important for people to know that wedding planners and vendors have to deal with tough situations. Thanks for your kind effort for us.

  4. masumatariq says:

    Your words are truly helpful,I will try and follow them all in the future whenever I deal with my clients.

  5. Hazel B. says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Thank you ever so much for this phenomenal resource, I am like a pig in mud right about now. Clients do not understand how much work is put into creating an amazing event for them to enjoy with their guests. You cover everything, and there are some that I will be using in the future. You are the best. Thank you, thank you and thank you

  6. Bridgette says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You answered my long standing questions and even some I hadn’t thought about. Just what I needed.

  7. araba says:

    These our really good and handy tips.
    Work has been made so easy for me.

  8. Nicole says:

    Hi Debbie! I have a quick question…What is the best reply to a new customer asking, “How many weddings have you actually done?” I have relaunched my business in another state after being away from it for about 7 years. While in Georgia, I planned and coordinated weddings and other events. Total wedding was 5 in the short amount of time that I was doing the business. To me saying 5 seems so small in the grand scheme of things however my clients have never been more pleased! Can you help me offer a better response?

    • Nicole, it is always best to be honest. You can also highlight education you have done, photo shoots you have worked on, previous planning experience at a job, and share client testimonials to help show you are more than qualified.

  9. Julie Herman says:

    I love reading your blogs! Great advice. The one about lowering my fees comes up all the time. As much as I would like them how they feel about taking a pay cut themselves, I don’t! I appreciate your responses.

  10. Ines says:

    Fantastic article! We have all been in that skin before and sometimes you feel like you’re the only one there but you’re not. Great advice thanks so much. Keep up the great work!

  11. Monique Reprezas says:

    Hi Debbie, I have recently subscribed to The Planner’s Lounge. I have a huge interest in becoming a Wedding Planner, and would like to attend a course this year in Wedding Planning. I see that there were comments in 2013 already, however, I have just read through this post, and I am very impressed by this. Thanks very much Debbie, I will keep educating myself. 🙂

  12. Kelly Snyder says:

    These are great! I have used a couple of these before, but wasn’t sure if they were right until now.

    What do you say when a venue owner asks you to do things that aren’t in your contract or their responsibilities.

  13. SaCh'e Jacks says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Renee says:

    This was a great article and several of the points that were made, I will be implementing in my planning/consultation practices. Really good advice, love the lounge!

  15. These are great! Right on it! Good advice.

  16. jacin says:

    such a great post! 🙂

  17. Samantha says:

    I’m definitely bookmarking this page! Thank you, Debbie. Your responses are direct, professional and above all else, gracious.

  18. This is awesome! I will use some of these answers. Thank you!

  19. Debbie –

    Right on the money again! There are a number of these that have come into play recently and it’s nice to have an alternate way to approach those “difficult” situations we often find ourselves in. Love the resource! BTW, love the new look of the lounge! Very sassy!

  20. Andri Benson says:

    Great post, Thankyou I can see I’ll be using many of these. One area I always struggle with is suppliers, I don’t want to be rude but like you say we get so many emails asking to meet. What do you say though when it’s not so much the time factor as you’ve looked at their work/website etc and don’t feel it’s right for your clients or business?

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you for your comment Andri. You could use the response above for vendors and let them know you will review their product/service and be in touch if it’s a good fit for your clients.

  21. Lisa Smith says:

    Wow! Awesome post Debbie you hit it out of the ball park with this one GREAT job!

  22. Fabulous article! Whenever I tell people I am a wedding planner they always say “Oh how fun!” and a lot of people think it is all flowers and lace but the items above are not fun at all. It’s important to know how to deal with them and its also important for poeple to know that wedding planners and vendors have to deal with tough situations. Thank you.

  23. Thanks for this post! There are 3 in here that I will be using in e-mails today alone.

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