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4 (more) Wedding Planner Niches – WFAL400

I am a HUGE advocate of specializing. With a wedding planner niche or specialty, you’ll have less competition and will likely make more money. Here are four (4) not-so-obvious wedding planner specialties to consider Niche #1: Offer All Inclusive Wedding Planning Become a one-stop-shop for couples getting married in your area. If you have your own venue, this is a no-brainer. But what if you’re home-based? Good question! The answer is to bundle a group of wedding planner services from 3rd-party wedding vendors and offer one flat price to your clients. Your clients pay you the wedding planner directly and you pay each wedding vendor for their services. The difference is your profit. Niche #2: Work with Select Local Wedding Venues, Only! Limit the weddings that you plan to a handful (2 or 3) local wedding venues. Weddings happening anywhere else are 1When a service or item is made-to-order 2When a service or item is made-to-order /div" target="_blank" >bespoke and are accepted on a c...

40 MIN2016 NOV 18
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4 (more) Wedding Planner Niches – WFAL400

Wedding Guest Seating – WFAL399

Here’s a basic overview of seating wedding guests at the wedding reception. Wedding Guest Seating Stationery When it comes to seating your client’s wedding guests, at the very least you’ll need: * An alphabetized list of attending guest names * Escort cards with each guest name and table assignment in alphabetical order * Place cards (if applicable) with guest names * Table signs (with either numbers or table names) for each table and a corresponding room layout * Seating chart(s) (if applicable) Keep in Mind: * You need your clients’ input to determine where guests should be seated at the wedding reception * Wedding guest seating arrangements are made during the final part of the wedding planning process – allow yourself enough time…you have lots to do! * Wedding guests are not likely to spend more than an hour and 15 minutes (give or take) seated together at a table. * Do whatever you can to avoid a bottleneck at the entrance to the main wedding reception room. Here’s a bas...

29 MIN2016 NOV 4
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Wedding Guest Seating – WFAL399

How to Collect your Wedding Planner’s Fee – WFAL398

If you’re planning weddings for a living then the goal is to receive payment from your clients for your professional services. This episode will walk you through the payment options that are available and provide advice on what you can do to ensure that you are paid on time for your wedding planning services. During this episode discover: * Why you need a business bank account for your wedding planning business * A quick explanation of ‘Doing Business As’ * Best practices for accepting cash, checks and credit cards for your wedding planner services * Fees associated with a credit card merchant account * A possible solution that lowers the risk of accepting checks * Affordable alternatives to a traditional merchant account * Advice if you’re charging clients a fee for paying you with a credit card Resources Evo Payments (formerly PowerPay) – If you’re looking for a new (or better) traditional merchant account, I recommend PowerPay. This is the company I used before switching to...

40 MIN2016 OCT 20
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How to Collect your Wedding Planner’s Fee – WFAL398

Avoid These Newbie Wedding Planner Mistakes! – WFAL397

When you’re new to an industry you’re bound to make a few mistakes. You don’t know what you don’t know. And with no shortage of available online information, the endless options can be confusing. For a newbie wedding planner it is no different. In this episode I shed some light on some of the mistakes that I have made so you can avoid making them too. MISTAKE #1: Not thinking like a business owner For the most part, planning weddings for a living means almost no recurring income; PLUS hiring a professional wedding planner is not a service that is in-demand (yet). What also tends to be the case is that most professional wedding planners spend lots of hours planning a weddingbut do not bill for the actual amount of time spent working. This means that wedding planning tends to be a labor of love instead of a HUGE money generator. Keep this in mind! MISTAKE #2: Not creating a business plan You may not need a traditional 25-page document to start your wedding planning business, but a...

42 MIN2016 OCT 6
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Avoid These Newbie Wedding Planner Mistakes! – WFAL397

An Intro to Wedding Music – WFAL396

Get the need-to-know details about creating a soundtrack for your client's wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Learn more at WeddingsForaLiving.com/396

39 MIN2016 SEP 22
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An Intro to Wedding Music – WFAL396

More of Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL395

If you’ve got questions about being a professional wedding planner, then, Weddings For a Living has answers. This episode is a replay of part two of a live broadcast in response to several of your listener wedding planner questions. (You can catch part 1 of the broadcast, here.) Questions and answers in this episode include: What are the top 5 things to do to become a wedding planner? What is the best form of advertising for a wedding planner? How old is too old to start as a wedding planner? I’ve been asked to coordinate a same-sex wedding. I’m clueless, what should I do? Where do I go to get wedding planner training? I can’t afford to hire additional staff for my wedding business, what should I do? My clients are going against my professional advice (in this instance, it’s about a Save-the-Date) what should I do? How else can I make money without having to plan weddings? What are the top 5 things to do to become a wedding planner? Dynisha asked for a rundown of the top five (...

61 MIN2016 JUN 8
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More of Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL395

Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL394

When you’re a newcomer to planning weddings for others, you’re bound to have questions. This episode is the first part of a live broadcast dedicated to answering questions sent in by WeddingsForaLiving listeners. Here are the questions (and answers) discussed in this episode: Should I complain to wedding vendors on my client’s behalf? What’s the best way for a new professional wedding planner to find clients? Should I charge more for planning an extended or long-distance wedding? What’s the best way to set-up a wedding planner agency? What if I become labeled as the ‘day-of’ or ‘month-of’ wedding planner? How should I market my wedding planner services to my family and friends? What Should I do if my Clients are Unhappy with a Wedding Vendor’s Service or Product? This question comes from Kathy about her role as a day-of or month-of wedding coordinator (thank you, Kathy!). When hired as a day-of wedding coordinator, your primary function is to make sure that the wedding you...

58 MIN2016 MAY 24
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Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL394

Wedding Cake ‘Crash Course’ – WFAL393

This episode is an information-packed audio class primarily for the new (but could certainly help even the more experienced) professional, wedding planner and it’s all about wedding cakes. Yum! What could be more symbolic of a wedding than a wedding cake? So special that it gets its very own, spot-lit table, a wedding cake will be photographed, cut, and oftentimes kept as a special keepsake for what is a very special day. For centuries weddings have been celebrated with a special cake. And they have evolved drastically! The ancient Romans would finalize their wedding ceremonies by breaking loaves of wheat bread over the heads of the newlyweds to bring luck and prosperity. In medieval Europe [5th century – 15th century AD], the bride and groom would attempt to kiss over a super-tall stack of spiced buns. If they were successful, a prosperous future was almost certainly guaranteed! Between the 17th and 19th century in England, Bride’s pie was an important wedding dish which eventua...

41 MIN2015 OCT 21
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Wedding Cake ‘Crash Course’ – WFAL393

LIVE! Family discounts, Certification angst, Customer follow-up – WFAL392

It’s time to answer a few of your wedding planner questions. Each question and answer islisted below, however, you’ll gain lots more info ifyou listen to the entire episode(it’s 38 minutes long). The Family & Friends Wedding Planning Discount It’s inevitable that those closest to you will ask for your help with their social events. Tailor’d Events would like to know: How do you help family and friends with their weddings without losing money or being taken for granted? Here’s what I suggest: Send your family and friends a Wedding Business announcement letter — think new baby announcement but, instead, of sharing newborn vital statistics, make this announcement all about your new wedding business. Include your web address, details about your specialty, a picture of your office, a copy of your most popular article…all the stuff that you’re proud of and can’t wait to share. This heartfelt communication lets each recipient know that you have transitioned from wedding hobbyist ...

38 MIN2015 OCT 1
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LIVE! Family discounts, Certification angst, Customer follow-up – WFAL392

Q: Should I Join a Wedding Planner Association? – WFAL391

Most professional wedding planners work alone. Becoming a member of a wedding planner association is like being a part of a team. 4 Reasons to Join a Wedding Planner Association Reason #1: Wedding Planner Networking opportunities * Most wedding planner associations sponsor member events where you can connect with your peers, share and brainstorm ideas and get much-needed advice about what it takes to be a professional wedding planner. * Looking for a wedding planning mentor? Your wedding planner association might have just the right person for you to work with. * Give serious consideration to becoming a committee member or leader within your association. Even if you’re a newcomer to the wedding industry, you have valuable information to share with others and once you do, you’ll be considered an expert. Reason # 2: Find wedding planner jobs and clients Depending on which wedding planner association you join, member benefits may include help with finding more clients. Each associati...

37 MIN2015 AUG 7
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Latest Episodes

4 (more) Wedding Planner Niches – WFAL400

I am a HUGE advocate of specializing. With a wedding planner niche or specialty, you’ll have less competition and will likely make more money. Here are four (4) not-so-obvious wedding planner specialties to consider Niche #1: Offer All Inclusive Wedding Planning Become a one-stop-shop for couples getting married in your area. If you have your own venue, this is a no-brainer. But what if you’re home-based? Good question! The answer is to bundle a group of wedding planner services from 3rd-party wedding vendors and offer one flat price to your clients. Your clients pay you the wedding planner directly and you pay each wedding vendor for their services. The difference is your profit. Niche #2: Work with Select Local Wedding Venues, Only! Limit the weddings that you plan to a handful (2 or 3) local wedding venues. Weddings happening anywhere else are 1When a service or item is made-to-order 2When a service or item is made-to-order /div" target="_blank" >bespoke and are accepted on a c...

40 MIN2016 NOV 18
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4 (more) Wedding Planner Niches – WFAL400

Wedding Guest Seating – WFAL399

Here’s a basic overview of seating wedding guests at the wedding reception. Wedding Guest Seating Stationery When it comes to seating your client’s wedding guests, at the very least you’ll need: * An alphabetized list of attending guest names * Escort cards with each guest name and table assignment in alphabetical order * Place cards (if applicable) with guest names * Table signs (with either numbers or table names) for each table and a corresponding room layout * Seating chart(s) (if applicable) Keep in Mind: * You need your clients’ input to determine where guests should be seated at the wedding reception * Wedding guest seating arrangements are made during the final part of the wedding planning process – allow yourself enough time…you have lots to do! * Wedding guests are not likely to spend more than an hour and 15 minutes (give or take) seated together at a table. * Do whatever you can to avoid a bottleneck at the entrance to the main wedding reception room. Here’s a bas...

29 MIN2016 NOV 4
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Wedding Guest Seating – WFAL399

How to Collect your Wedding Planner’s Fee – WFAL398

If you’re planning weddings for a living then the goal is to receive payment from your clients for your professional services. This episode will walk you through the payment options that are available and provide advice on what you can do to ensure that you are paid on time for your wedding planning services. During this episode discover: * Why you need a business bank account for your wedding planning business * A quick explanation of ‘Doing Business As’ * Best practices for accepting cash, checks and credit cards for your wedding planner services * Fees associated with a credit card merchant account * A possible solution that lowers the risk of accepting checks * Affordable alternatives to a traditional merchant account * Advice if you’re charging clients a fee for paying you with a credit card Resources Evo Payments (formerly PowerPay) – If you’re looking for a new (or better) traditional merchant account, I recommend PowerPay. This is the company I used before switching to...

40 MIN2016 OCT 20
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How to Collect your Wedding Planner’s Fee – WFAL398

Avoid These Newbie Wedding Planner Mistakes! – WFAL397

When you’re new to an industry you’re bound to make a few mistakes. You don’t know what you don’t know. And with no shortage of available online information, the endless options can be confusing. For a newbie wedding planner it is no different. In this episode I shed some light on some of the mistakes that I have made so you can avoid making them too. MISTAKE #1: Not thinking like a business owner For the most part, planning weddings for a living means almost no recurring income; PLUS hiring a professional wedding planner is not a service that is in-demand (yet). What also tends to be the case is that most professional wedding planners spend lots of hours planning a weddingbut do not bill for the actual amount of time spent working. This means that wedding planning tends to be a labor of love instead of a HUGE money generator. Keep this in mind! MISTAKE #2: Not creating a business plan You may not need a traditional 25-page document to start your wedding planning business, but a...

42 MIN2016 OCT 6
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Avoid These Newbie Wedding Planner Mistakes! – WFAL397

An Intro to Wedding Music – WFAL396

Get the need-to-know details about creating a soundtrack for your client's wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Learn more at WeddingsForaLiving.com/396

39 MIN2016 SEP 22
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An Intro to Wedding Music – WFAL396

More of Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL395

If you’ve got questions about being a professional wedding planner, then, Weddings For a Living has answers. This episode is a replay of part two of a live broadcast in response to several of your listener wedding planner questions. (You can catch part 1 of the broadcast, here.) Questions and answers in this episode include: What are the top 5 things to do to become a wedding planner? What is the best form of advertising for a wedding planner? How old is too old to start as a wedding planner? I’ve been asked to coordinate a same-sex wedding. I’m clueless, what should I do? Where do I go to get wedding planner training? I can’t afford to hire additional staff for my wedding business, what should I do? My clients are going against my professional advice (in this instance, it’s about a Save-the-Date) what should I do? How else can I make money without having to plan weddings? What are the top 5 things to do to become a wedding planner? Dynisha asked for a rundown of the top five (...

61 MIN2016 JUN 8
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More of Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL395

Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL394

When you’re a newcomer to planning weddings for others, you’re bound to have questions. This episode is the first part of a live broadcast dedicated to answering questions sent in by WeddingsForaLiving listeners. Here are the questions (and answers) discussed in this episode: Should I complain to wedding vendors on my client’s behalf? What’s the best way for a new professional wedding planner to find clients? Should I charge more for planning an extended or long-distance wedding? What’s the best way to set-up a wedding planner agency? What if I become labeled as the ‘day-of’ or ‘month-of’ wedding planner? How should I market my wedding planner services to my family and friends? What Should I do if my Clients are Unhappy with a Wedding Vendor’s Service or Product? This question comes from Kathy about her role as a day-of or month-of wedding coordinator (thank you, Kathy!). When hired as a day-of wedding coordinator, your primary function is to make sure that the wedding you...

58 MIN2016 MAY 24
Comments
Your Wedding Planner Questions, Answered – WFAL394

Wedding Cake ‘Crash Course’ – WFAL393

This episode is an information-packed audio class primarily for the new (but could certainly help even the more experienced) professional, wedding planner and it’s all about wedding cakes. Yum! What could be more symbolic of a wedding than a wedding cake? So special that it gets its very own, spot-lit table, a wedding cake will be photographed, cut, and oftentimes kept as a special keepsake for what is a very special day. For centuries weddings have been celebrated with a special cake. And they have evolved drastically! The ancient Romans would finalize their wedding ceremonies by breaking loaves of wheat bread over the heads of the newlyweds to bring luck and prosperity. In medieval Europe [5th century – 15th century AD], the bride and groom would attempt to kiss over a super-tall stack of spiced buns. If they were successful, a prosperous future was almost certainly guaranteed! Between the 17th and 19th century in England, Bride’s pie was an important wedding dish which eventua...

41 MIN2015 OCT 21
Comments
Wedding Cake ‘Crash Course’ – WFAL393

LIVE! Family discounts, Certification angst, Customer follow-up – WFAL392

It’s time to answer a few of your wedding planner questions. Each question and answer islisted below, however, you’ll gain lots more info ifyou listen to the entire episode(it’s 38 minutes long). The Family & Friends Wedding Planning Discount It’s inevitable that those closest to you will ask for your help with their social events. Tailor’d Events would like to know: How do you help family and friends with their weddings without losing money or being taken for granted? Here’s what I suggest: Send your family and friends a Wedding Business announcement letter — think new baby announcement but, instead, of sharing newborn vital statistics, make this announcement all about your new wedding business. Include your web address, details about your specialty, a picture of your office, a copy of your most popular article…all the stuff that you’re proud of and can’t wait to share. This heartfelt communication lets each recipient know that you have transitioned from wedding hobbyist ...

38 MIN2015 OCT 1
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LIVE! Family discounts, Certification angst, Customer follow-up – WFAL392

Q: Should I Join a Wedding Planner Association? – WFAL391

Most professional wedding planners work alone. Becoming a member of a wedding planner association is like being a part of a team. 4 Reasons to Join a Wedding Planner Association Reason #1: Wedding Planner Networking opportunities * Most wedding planner associations sponsor member events where you can connect with your peers, share and brainstorm ideas and get much-needed advice about what it takes to be a professional wedding planner. * Looking for a wedding planning mentor? Your wedding planner association might have just the right person for you to work with. * Give serious consideration to becoming a committee member or leader within your association. Even if you’re a newcomer to the wedding industry, you have valuable information to share with others and once you do, you’ll be considered an expert. Reason # 2: Find wedding planner jobs and clients Depending on which wedding planner association you join, member benefits may include help with finding more clients. Each associati...

37 MIN2015 AUG 7
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Q: Should I Join a Wedding Planner Association? – WFAL391
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