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25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business

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Confidently start your wedding planning business with this comprehensive guide and worksheets. 25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business guidebook includes each step necessary to start your own wedding planning business.

This 70+ page guidebook and business plan template are perfect for aspiring wedding planners who are ready to start their own business.

Start your wedding planning business on the path to success today!

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A 70-page comprehensive guidebook

Written by Debbie Orwat, Founder + Chief Inspiration Officer at Planner’s Lounge. Topics covered include naming your business tips, legal entities available, what to consider when choosing your advisory board, trademarks, resources for creating your first website, bookkeeping guidance 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.

Click here to see the full table of contents

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.

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.

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what's included

Summary Task Checklist in PDF format (1 page)

Business Plan Template for Event Planners in PDF format (9 pages)

Comprehensive Book in PDF format (70 pages)

Start a wedding planning biz

what they're saying

"it gets you started off on the path to success!"

“This guide takes all the mystery and headaches out of trying to figure out what needs to be done before you take your first client. It gets you started off on the path to success.”

"one of the best initial investments you'll make!"

“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!”

"an all-in-one resource that planners can refer to often!"

“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.”

The 25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business product is fully electronic. After purchasing, you will receive immediate access to download all of the files to start using today.

When will this ship to me?

Yes, the files are compatible with both PC’s and Mac computers. After your purchase, you will receive a link to download a zipped file which is a compressed file that contains all of the included files. Open the zipped file on a computer to access the files which can then be used on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Is there a guarantee?


If you are not completely satisfied, we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee with no questions asked. Click here to see the full table of contents.


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 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. There is a 7-day money-back guarantee if you aren’t fully satisfied.


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.


Please save the product 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, then keep that email for future use. We do not reissue files or links for the 25 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning Business product.

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.

Use the 25 Steps To Start Your Wedding Planning Business

to establish your business on the path to success with this comprehensive guidebook, business plan template, and checklist - exclusively written for aspiring wedding planners!

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