The 25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business guide is a comprehensive e-book and worksheets that include each step necessary to start your own wedding planning business.
This guidebook is perfect for aspiring wedding planners who are ready to start their own business.
This guide is for you if you:
- Just graduated from a college or online event planning program and are ready to take the leap to start your own wedding planning business.
- Have started your wedding and event planning business but aren’t sure you covered all the necessary steps.
- Have been planning events for friends and family and want to take the next steps to make your business official.
- Worked in a different career field but have always loved to plan events. You are ready to take the steps necessary to start a business you are passionate about.
- Retired from a long time career and want to have a small business that you can do on your own terms.
- Worked for someone else in the events industry and are ready to go out on your own.
- Are considering a career in wedding planning but want to evaluate the necessary steps to starting a business before making the commitment.
This guide includes the following:
1) A 70+ page instructional e-book
This e-book is written by Debbie Orwat, Founder + Chief Inspiration Officer at Planner’s Lounge. Topics covered in this guide include naming your business tips and tricks, legal entities available for your business, what to consider when choosing your advisory board, trademarks, resources for creating your first website, bookkeeping guidance on what you need and what you don’t need when starting out, branding basics for new wedding planners, pricing and service offerings when starting out, what you need to know about social media, how to get paid by clients, and much more!
Not only does the guide go through the details on how to start your business, it includes personal experiences plus links to more than 30 additional resources and recommendations.
2) A basic business plan template specific for wedding and event planners
This isn’t your typical 50-page grueling business plan for a business that requires investors or loans. It’s a simple nine-page plan that covers the important topics for aspiring wedding business owners.
3) A one-page summary checklist
Use this to keep track of your to-do list as you go through the 25 steps in the guide.
25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business is a digital product that you can download immediately after purchase and start using today! When you purchase this product, you will receive the 72-page e-book guide in PDF format, a business plan template specifically for wedding planners, and a one-page checklist to keep you on track as you work through the guide.
Planner’s Lounge offers a 7-day money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with this product.
What Wedding Planners Are Saying…
“25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Business contains a comprehensive checklist, a business plan template for event planners, and information for wedding planners in today’s high-tech business world. Anyone wishing to become an event planner will greatly benefit from this publication. And anyone who is already in the business of wedding planning will also find the publication very valuable. Building on her ten years of experience in the industry, the author Debbie Orwat not only helps you start your business the correct way but also helps you continue to grow your business. It’s an all-in-one resource that planners can refer to often. I wish I had this e-book when I started my business 5 years ago. I will be sure to refer to it often now to help me with my business! It’s concise and easy to read, yet extremely detailed. With this e-book, you will have many tools of the trade to get on your feet, stay organized, and succeed in the industry.” – Kathy Kepler, Weddings by Kathleen
“25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to getting your business off the ground. This guide takes all the mystery and headaches out of trying to figure out what needs to be done before you take on that first client and gets you off on the right foot. Each of the 25 steps comes with an explanation about what needs to be done all the way down to what questions to ask your accountant! All invaluable information to people who want to get their wedding planning business going but feel like they do not know where to begin. I wish I had this when I was starting out!” – Amber Peterson, Cheers Wedding Planning & Design
“If only I’d had this guide when I was starting my business… I know I would have saved a lot of anxiety in my set-up and my day-to-day routine! Now, even a year into my business, I’m benefiting from this guide, providing clarity on areas of my business that I’m still trying to establish and perfect. It’s a tricky balance, owning and operating, so it’s invaluable to have a comprehensive start. This guide truly guides you through all the essential components. (Plus some stand-out extras!) Complimenting the abundance of helpful information, this guide is not only beautiful, but it’s easy to digest. If you’re on the brink of leaping into your passion-turned-business, this will be one of the best initial investments you’ll make. Go on – make your first step! You can do it with this guide! This is a gift to the up-and-coming wedding and events industry entrepreneurs!” – Natalie M. McBride, Swoon Worthy Events
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of file is the e-book?
It is a PDF file that is easily read on computers, phones, and tablet devices. You can also print the e-book if you prefer to have a paper copy. The total page count is 72 pages. The business plan template is an interactive nine-page PDF file that you can either type right into or print. The one-page checklist is also an interactive PDF file that you can type into or print out. View the table of contents here.
Is there a guarantee?
If you are not completely satisfied, we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee with no questions asked.
When will this ship to me?
This product is fully electronic. After purchasing, you will receive immediate access to download all of the files to start using today.
Is there another way to purchase this product?
Yes, you can also purchase this product in the Planner’s Lounge Etsy Shop. You can also purchase this at a discount as part of a product bundle with the Wedding Planner’s Toolbox. Purchase the bundle here.
I need more personal help to get my business started. What do you recommend?
One-on-one coaching is an ideal way to get personalized professional guidance to start your wedding and event planning business. You can find more information for one-on-one coaching here.
I live outside of the United States. Will this guide still work for me?
There are a few sections of this guide that are only relevant for U.S. based businesses. For example, the links for where to file your business name, what U.S. banks require to open a business account, and the section on U.S. trademarks won’t apply to you. However, the processes in this guide are the same steps you would use to start a business in most countries and would be helpful no matter where you live.
I am starting a floral business. Would this guide work for me since I am not a planner?
Yes, this guide would work well for anyone wishing to start a business in the wedding industry. The two sections in the guide that won’t apply to you are related specifically to services and pricing for planners and to managing client tasks as a wedding planner.
What happens if I lose the electronic files for this product?
Please save all of the files to a safe location immediately after your purchase. We recommend using Google Drive or Dropbox for free online storage. You can also download the zip file and email it to yourself so you can keep that email and the file attachment for future use. We do not reissue files or links for the 25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business product.