This is a replay of our monthly live wedding planner chat hosted by Debbie Quain on Saturday, April 5, 2014. As always, we shared lots of information about being a professional wedding planner and running a successful wedding planning business.
Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered
- [00:06:51] Clarissa is the owner of ‘The Sweetest Things' events in Atlanta and during our last live Q&A show, she announced that she was hosting an upcoming local event, ‘Shop.Taste.Dance'. Well, the event went on as planned and by all accounts it was a blast! Find the link for Clarissa's YouTube video in the list of resources at the end of this article.
Hosting events for local couples and/or local wedding vendors is a clever way to get attention for your local wedding business. Listen-in for tips about promoting a local wedding event in your hometown.
- [00:17:00] Aloma says she's a certified wedding planner but doesn't know how to bring in more business or how to get started?
- [00:23:39] Nyaradzo shared another great comment about wedding planner certification. She points out that wedding planner certification may be very helpful if you're looking for a career (i.e. not starting your own company) in the wedding or special events industry. Excellent point! Of course, she's right.
- [00:35:21] Nicole lives in an area where a group of ‘mean wedding vendors' bash her wedding planning services without any justification. What should she do?
- [00:40:24] Latoya is a wedding-day coordinator who is receiving leads from WeddingWire. Even though her initial consultation seems to go well, she's hearing nothing after submitting a proposal. What's going on, here?
- [00:51:07] Irene asked for ideas for content for her wedding business promo kit
- [00:54:08] Nancy is looking for feedback on the number of days we wedding planners should wait for prospects to get back to us following the initial consultation.
RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED:
- Clarissa's ‘Shop.Taste.Dance.' event – check out the YouTube video highlights of the event, here.
- Wedding Business Guide – this online resource shows you step-by-step how to start and run your own wedding day coordination company without quitting your full-time gig. Visit WeddingBusinessGuide to learn more.
- Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) – definitely an industry association for wedding planners that you should consider joining. Learn more when you visit BridalAssn.com
- David Tutera – celebrity wedding planner; visit David's website, here.
- Preston Bailey – celebrity wedding planner; learn more about Preston, here.
- Diann Valentine – celebrity wedding planner; visit Diann's website, here.
- The Talkback Line for your wedding planning business questions and comments is (202) 681-2126. Call anytime, night or day!