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When You Don’t Get Hired

  1. Kathy Kepler

    January 16th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I recently had a consultation with a bride and thought it went very well and I was going to get hired. She called me after the new year to tell me that she really liked me, I was her # 1 planner to select; however, due to finances, they were not going to use a wedding planner. I of course was very disappointed, however, I know that I did not over-estimate on my proposal for my services.

  2. Debbie

    January 16th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for sharing Kathy. That is frustrating too but glad she shared her reasons.

  3. Lorraine

    January 16th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Great post Debbie! I always tell myself exactly the same thing that “everything happens for a reason.” You’re absolutely right about that! Thanks for the reassurance and for your awesome blog!

  4. Debbie

    January 16th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Thank you Lorraine! I appreciate you being part of the community here!

  5. Jean

    January 16th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I definitely agree with the “everything happens for a reason” way of thinking. Through the years I’ve had some instances where the initial meeting went great and the brides expressed great interest in hiring me — A couple even received phone calls during the meeting and told the caller that she couldn’t talk right then because sh’es meeting with her planner — but in the end they didn’t hire me. It is what it is, and there is nothing that can be solved by dwelling on what didn’t happen.

  6. Debbie

    January 17th, 2013 at 7:39 am

    So true Jean. It’s easy to dwell on it but we need to move on quickly and be ready for the next consultation. Thanks for taking time to comment!

  7. Candice

    January 17th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Thanks Debbie for the wonderful advice … It feels good to know that i am on the same boat as everyone else so must be doing something right …. Keep up the wonderful inspiration 🙂

  8. Debbie

    January 17th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Thank you Candice! And thank you for inspiring me to write this post. I appreciate you being part of the community here!

  9. Roxanne

    January 24th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    This is a great article. A reminder from other industry professionals is a great way to be reminded not to take it personally and to take it with a grain of salt. When one door closes, another one opens! Thanks Debbie!

  10. Debbie

    January 24th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you for commenting Roxanne!

  11. Courtney Fontenot

    January 26th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for this timely post. I wasn’t chosen by a client that I thought I really clicked with. They went with a recommendation of a family friend. I was bummed until a month later I booked a bride for planning with a better budget, clearer vision, and that trusts me to lead her in the right decisions. You were right, everything happens for a reason. Thanks again.

  12. Debbie

    January 26th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience Courtney. This is so helpful for all of us. I appreciate you being part of our community here!

  13. Stacey Flynch (@InTouchEvents)

    February 2nd, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    It definitely can be disappointing, but as you said everything happens for a reason. It could have been a relationship with a client that ended sour. There is a planner for every client. Personalities meshing and the way both handle business has to work for cohesive positive relationship. Just like a job interview sometimes client’s can be on their best behavior, but once the deal is sealed with a contract, a whole new client emerges. Some times a “no” is a blessing in disguise.

  14. Plan My Day Weddings & Events

    February 4th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Oddly comforting to know this happens to everyone at some point. You just have to accept it and move on. In business and in life you just can dwell on the negative, it consumes you and you starting doubting.

    Keep pressing on beauties!

  15. Debbie

    February 4th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you for commenting!

  16. Amanda - Amanda Douglas Events

    November 20th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Oh so true!

    I still get a bit bummed when I don’t get a wedding but I remind myself that I will get the brides that I am supposed to have.

    Thanks for the post!

  17. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    November 21st, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for the comment Amanda. I am a firm believer that we always end up with the right brides for us.

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