7 Reasons Why Brides and Grooms Don’t Contact You

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You’ve got people visiting your website, but no one fills out your contact form.  People stop by your booth at the bridal show, but don’t answer the phone when you call.  Your online advertising is sending you traffic, but no leads. What the heck is going on? Chances are good that you’re making one or more of these mistakes that

How to Book (and Charge for) Destination Weddings

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There are great benefits to being known as a destination wedding photographer, planner or makeup artist. You get to travel around the country — or world! — all expenses paid. But, let’s be honest, it’s never that easy and not always as fun as it sounds. Focus on a Narrow Market While it is a lovely thought to believe you’ll

Wedding Industry Roundup: Real Grooms, Sales and Work-Life Balance

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Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: Anti-Gay Business Accidentally Caters Wedding for Gay Couple– Indianna couple makes their own “Memories” when local restaurant refuses to cater their reception. Things Real Guys Think as their Bride Walks Down the Aisle– It’s not a fairytale moment for all- Guys share their real deep thoughts

The #1 Thing You Must Get All Your Couples To Do

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By Adrienne Woolsey As far as Monday’s go, I haven’t had one as awesome as Monday, August 24th, 2015- sunny blue skies, sandy toes, the sweet smell of salt water and the new promise of getting to spend the rest of my life with my boyfriend after a surprise proposal on the beach! But before there was time for the

How to Protect the Online Reputation of Your Wedding Business

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This is the newest member of our family, a pitbull named Chili Rosebud. She’s a daddy’s girl. The notorious “pitbull” has a bad reputation, though that’s begun to change thanks to organizations like Pinups for Pitbulls and Animal Farm Foundation. I know how awesome a pitbull can be – and maybe you know – but even one article about the

3 Tips for Starting a Wedding Planning Business

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By Megan Miranda 1. Keep Your Startup Costs Low Fortunately, starting a wedding planning business isn’t as expensive as opening a store or restaurant. You won’t have the cost of renting a large office space (at least at first) or purchasing expensive tools. However, there are some startup costs that you need to consider before you begin. As a business

11 Mistakes Wedding Pros Make That Kill Your SEO

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SEO (search engine optimization) is essential for getting brides and grooms to find you.  In fact, that’s exactly what it means. SEO: the process of improving your website’s ranking in the search engines so that more visitors can find you…without having to pay for it. True SEO expertise is complicated and far beyond my own amateur SEO geek abilities, but

Wedding Industry Roundup: Personalization, Motivation and New SEO

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Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: Wedding Industry Gets Personal– Gone are the days of cookie-cutter weddings; personalization is here to stay! How can your business adapt to this new trend? When Is It OK to Be the Photographer at Your Own Wedding?– We may be a selfie obsessed nation, but this

3 Price Lessons From a $250 Pair of Shoes

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It’s 60 minutes before our presentation for the National Association For Catering and Events when the unthinkable happens: My sandal breaks. Not just any sandals, the only pair of shoes I have with me that matches my dress. Irreparably broken. No tape or safety pin can rescue me. I have no choice but to buy a new pair of shoes,

How to Get More Done by Taking a Break

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By Megan Miranda I know what you’re thinking, entrepreneurs don’t have time for breaks! These days, people equate taking a 15 minute break to being lazy. While you may cringe and the idea and think it is counter-intuitive, taking regular breaks from your work can actually make you more productive. Think of your brain as a muscle — it gets