Weddings for a Living is your go-to, online resource filled with real-life wedding planner experiences and advice about being a professional wedding planner and starting your own wedding planing business.
Listen to audio/podcast episodes, browse through a selection of wedding planner articles and check out the fun wedding planner glossary. From entrepreneurial guidance to basic wedding planner know-how...it's all here!
You're in the right place
"If you're brand spanking new to the wedding planning industry and desperately trying to figure out how, exactly, you can make money planning weddings, then you're in the right place. YOU are the person I had in mind when I created Weddings for a Living."
- Debbie Quain, founder
the back story
Weddings For a Living began as a bi-weekly email newsletter for new wedding planners created by Debbie Quain, the owner of a professional wedding planning business.
Each edition of the email newsletter provided helpful, free advice about how to make a living planning weddings. The website, WeddingsForaLiving.com became the online home for the newsletter archives.
Beginning in 2008, Debbie launched Confetti, The Wedding Planning Business Talk Show, the very first online talk show for wedding planners, and began broadcasting each episode as a live show to an online audience.
Although Confetti was originally launched on a separate website, Debbie eventually moved the Confetti Talk Show episodes (and re-branded the show simply as 'Weddings For a Living') to this website.
Episode 400 was the final Weddings For a Living talk show episode to be recorded. 🙁
Today, Weddings for a Living is a treasure trove of the information-packed online talk show (podcast) episodes and several of the wedding planner articles from Debbie's original wedding planner email newsletter.
Frequently asked questions
How can I listen to/download an episode?
Each individual episode page includes show notes (i.e. details and links mentioned in an episode) and episode playback options; you can either:
- Play the episode directly from the episode page,
- Play the episode in a separate window (the best option if you want to view other pages while you listen), OR
- Download the episode mp3 file to your device.
Archived episodes of the WeddingsForaLiving.com show are also available on iTunes.
When is the next episode or live show?
Some of the episodes are identified as 'Confetti' episodes. What is 'Confetti'?
I have a question about being a wedding planner, can you help?
Debbie, are you actively planning weddings?
Why did you start WeddingsForaLiving.com?
Where's the best place to begin on this website?
- GET ACCESS to the free audio class ‘7 Truths Every Wedding Planner Should Know’… get it now
- LISTEN to archived talk show and podcast episodes just for wedding planners…listen to episodes, here.
- READ archived articles about being a professional wedding planner…read wedding planning articles, here
- BROWSE through the comprehensive wedding glossary…view the glossary index here
I hope Weddings for a Living provides answers to all your wedding planner questions and needs. Thanks so much for being here.
- Debbie Quain, WeddingsForaLiving.com founder