A couple of must-know online resources for wedding planners, how to manage your clients' vendor visits, and another great wedding planner niche to consider. If you're new to planning weddings, professionally, this episode of the Wedding Planning Business Talk Show is for you.
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How to Book your Next Wedding
Hear about a great online resource for finding wedding jobs in your area. Megan got her very first paid wedding job from Thumbtack. Listen to learn how you can too.
A Modern Way to Manage Wedding Contracts and Book Weddings
Interested in a modern booking system for your wedding and special events? HoneyBook is another great suggestion from Megan (thank you!) to help with booking weddings and managing your client's contract.
This is a new resource for me and definitely one I plan on learning more about.
What about you? If you're familiar with or are using HoneyBook, please share with the rest of us in the comments, below or by calling the Listener TalkBack line” +1-202-681-2126. I'd love to hear from you. 🙂
Client Vendor Visits – Should you go, too?
Should you accompany your wedding clients on each one of their vendor visits, or, is it only necessary for you to attend a select few?
Patricia offers a partial wedding planning package and wasn't sure if she should attend each one of these meetings with her clients.
Deciding on the number of client meetings and vendor visits you'll include with your wedding planning services is something you must do…before you have clients. The number of meetings is likely to change depending on which level of service you provide. For example, full-service clients may have the option of you going to each and every vendor meeting that is scheduled.
Is this a good Niche?
Prereeta asked if specializing in Christian weddings is a narrow enough niche. I think this is a great start!
But by narrowing down this niche even further – by denomination or religion, for example — I think, as a wedding planner, you become even more appealing to a special group of engaged couples.
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
- HoneyBook – learn more, here.
- MyWeddingCareer – a job board for wedding planners
- @MyWeddingCareer – The official twitter account for My Wedding Career
- Square-Up – a super-easy way to accept credit cards for your wedding planning business
- PayPal Here – Paypal's answer to ‘Square Up' (see the item above)
- Wedding Business Guide – This is a step-by-step guide to starting and running your own wedding coordinator business.
- WeddingsForaLiving on Twitter
- Confetti Talk Show on iTunes – Visit the Confetti Talk Show page in iTunes to subscribe (and write a review).