The most important steps when planning your first styled shoot, even if you aren’t a wedding planner.

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So, you are thinking of planning your first styled shoot. How exciting! You may have noticed that your industry colleagues have been super productive and taken part in some awe-inspiring work. Now, it’s your turn. But how, do you start?  This blog post will offer you five steps that are proven to work when planning your first shoot and you

What to Say When Following Up with Brides

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As a wedding vendor, you have leads coming in from bridal shows, referrals, social media, and website forms. The question arises, what do you say when it comes time to follow up? Here are a few tips to use when planning your method of reaching out to your potential clients: 1. Make it personal – Use their name As easy

8 Wedding Apps Your Couples Are Using

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As important as it is to make sure your professional website is wedding day photo-perfect, it’s also important that you make sure you know where else brides and grooms are going, technology-wise. Like it or not, apps aren’t going anywhere, and it’s possibly even more evident in the wedding industry, where app creators have seen an opportunity to make big

How to Start Your Career As a Wedding Planner

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By Luiza Kensell The wedding industry is one of the most sought-after sectors nowadays, with thousands of young people dreaming about a career in this fast-growing business. If you are among them, here are some tips and recommendations to start your career as a wedding planner as soon and as successfully as possible. Earn Basic Experience Like any other profession,

Featured Wedding Superhero: Jamie Brewer, Wedding Planner

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Jamie Brewer is the owner and lead planner at Day Lily Events in Evansville, Indiana. Her enthusiasm and fast implementation made her the winner of our Rapid Growth System contest, and I’ve been impressed by her effervescent personality and love for helping others ever since. Here’s more from Jamie, as told in her interview with me (Stephanie Padovani). Superpowers: Irresistible

Wedding Industry Roundup: Wedding Awards Shocker, Losing Money, Stupid Mistakes

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All Things Weddings: Wedding Awards: The Shocking Inside Story – Learn the truth about those wedding industry awards that you need to know. Stop Calling Yourself a Wedding Planner! – The 7 “fake” wedding planners you must avoid at all costs. 2016 Color of the Year – Pantone’s colors of the year and how it’s going to show up in

Wedding Industry Roundup: Dying Trends, Social Media Mistakes, Branding Bad Ass

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All Things Weddings: Cupcakes Are Over, and 4 More Things Your Wedding Planner Wants You to Know but Won’t Tell You – Don’t you wish you could tell your couples some of these? “Professional Bridesmaid” Gets Paid $1,000 to Walk Down the Aisle – Meet the 27 year old who turned being a bridesmaid into a career. The Secret Way

7 Secrets of High End Wedding Pros

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Ever wonder about the difference between the wedding businesses who attract high end leads and prosper, and those who don’t? One of the fastest ways to become a high end wedding professional is to do what they do.  It’s not just luck; it’s a repeatable recipe for success. #1 – They outsource and delegate. There’s only so much you can

3 Tricks to Book the Wedding Without a Single Meeting

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Question: How can I connect with a bride if I never meet her in person? “I work for a venue and I am the coordinator for that venue. I am full service. I take the preferences of the bride and hire their vendors and design their wedding and coordinate the event the day of. Most of the time, the couples

Brides Calling at All Hours? 3 Tips to Steal Back Your Time

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Question of the Week: How can I get my brides to realize that they can’t call me 24 hours a day 7 days a week?   Question: My biggest frustration is that I am having a hard time making my brides understand that just because I work from home, doesn’t mean they can contact me or text me at all