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Mistakes happen. This is something that I remind myself of over and over when something goes wrong. Making a mistake just means that you are human, that you are learning and it is a good reminder that you aren’t superman.

Instead of letting the mistake freak you out and make you want to hit your head against a brick wall (which won’t help anything) give yourself time to react, calm down and then think through what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how to keep it from happening again. It is your humanity which builds relationships and allows brides to connect with you so when mistakes happen be glad that they happened, learn from them and move forward. Make sure to read the article by Margaret Heffernan on celebrating mistakes that you make. What do you think?

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0 thoughts on “How To Handle It When You Make A Mistake In Your Wedding Business”

  1. Jon Roach says:

    As a photographer who apparently went white as a sheet, when I thought I’d lost 200 photos from a wedding shoot (only the ceremony, nothing important – and actually they were there on the backup disk all the time) I remind myself that I never want to feel that way again. It’s a good way of staying on my toes!

  2. Hopefully, when you make a mistake, it’s blind to the client. Leave yourself a note about what & how it happened, and how you fixed it, so you won’t do it again. Writing it down cements it in place for most folks. If it wasn’t blind to the client, do something extra nice for them that shows them you know you messed up, that you fixed it, and care about their special day enough to go the extra mile for them. Just maybe they’ll continue to trust you, and talk about the nice thing(s) you did for them, and have it overshadow what you did wrong.

    1. Great advice, Linda!

      Most of the mistakes we make are magnified in our eyes. In the glow of the moment, a lot of couples don’t notice the little stuff that stands out like a sore thumb for me.

      After every event I write down what we did well (so that I can repeat it) and what we need to improve on. It helps!

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