LIVE! #362 – Wedding Planner Business FAQs

This episode of Confetti Live! was hosted on a Saturday and as a result I got the opportunity to interact with listeners outside of the US, including — Botswana, Germany and Australia.  How cool!



How Confetti Talk Show got its Start…and Why you Should Consider Hosting a Show, Too

Hear a bit of background about how Weddings for a Living and Confetti Talk Show got started — including my experience and thoughts about using BlogTalkRadio as a starting point for hosting your own talk-show and/or podcast.

Shop Small! Small Business Saturday is on Nov 30,2013 [12:58]

Each year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving (the US holiday) we celebrate our local small businesses.  Learn more about Small Business Saturday, here.

Free Webinar: Make it “APPen” in 2014 [14:08]

The Special Event (TSE) is hosting a free webinar about boosting your event/wedding business using Apps.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2:00PM ET. Click here to learn more and register.

Wedding Business Guide Live Session begins Sat. Nov. 16 [15:28]

I would love the opportunity to work with you in the next live session, beginning Wednesday, November 13 Saturday, November 16, 2013, of my Wedding Business Guide online training course.  The goal is to get you set-up and running with your own day-of-wedding coordination business in a matter of weeks.  Visit for full details.

What is the Suggested way to Pay for Staffing Help? [22:21]

Typically I pay an hourly rate to event-day staff.  The rate varies depending on each person’s experience.  Just make sure to include this amount in the price that you’re quoting for your services to prospects and clients.  The Wedding Business Guide training course goes into much more detail about this topic. 🙂

 Hiring Interns for your Wedding Business [32:30]

You can hire interns to do much more than hands-on wedding planning.  Consider bringing an intern on-board to manage the social media portion of your business (just what I need!).  As long as your wedding business is organized and set-up as a legitimate business — not a hobby — contact area colleges and universities to see what the process involves.

Wedding Idea Kit and Welcome Kit [35:05]

Years ago, I got the idea to send warm leads a package of free helpful wedding planning info.  I called it my Wedding Idea Kit and the response was amazing!  Once a prospect becomes a client, I send them a Welcome Kit. Learn more about the Wedding Idea Kit idea, here.

 Hourly, Flat Rate or Percentage? [42:45]

The specific project you’re working on will determine which pricing method works best for your wedding planning business.  It’s possible you may offer all three (3) types of pricing throughout the life of your wedding planning business.

How do I deal with an Employer Finding out about my Sideline Wedding Business [45:10]

Because social media and the online world, in general, is so ubiquitous, just about anyone can find out about you and the projects you’re involved in.  If you prefer to keep your wedding business and your full-time gig separate, consider using another surname for projects related to your wedding business.  The celebrities do it; why not you?


BlogTalkRadio – This is a great platform for hosting your online talk show.

Livestream – This is the platform I use to stream live video during the Confetti episodes.  Learn more about Livestream, here.

Google+ Hangouts on Air – Recently, I’ve switched to using Google+ Hangouts on Air (HOA) to broadcast the live video portion of the show.  Best of all, it’s free!  Remember that you need a Google+ profile and a connected YouTube channel to set this up.

The Knot Wedding Planner in a Box – This compact set of wedding planning cards is a personal favorite

Join the Confetti Insiders Facebook Group – Go to to join the closed group.


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