When I started my business I had more than 6 years in management, event coordination, and venue direction. As a teenager I worked in floral, as a college student I worked in a bridal boutique and event planning. From there I moved into hospitality management, catering, and wedding coordination. While in Chicago I worked and trained under two larger wedding planning groups and realized there was a space for me and something new that I could bring to the table.
As we moved from state to state our company grew and our offerings were expanding as well. We added planners to different states and continued our growth with each year. We want to guide you through your own business and how you can up your game and bring your skills to the forefront to set yourself apart.
We want to work with those planners just starting out or contemplating their own beginning to show them what we have found that works and protect them from the mistakes we too had made.
Lets be honest, starting a business is TERRIFYING! There are plenty of things we didn’t do right, and plenty of things we too need to learn but the important thing is that you don’t have to be perfect to be ready. All that you need to get started is the will and enthusiasm to do so.
We want to guide you in those early stages as how to set yourself up for success, how to avoid some of those mistakes that too many people before you have made. As we enter year nine and hundreds of weddings later we want to talk you through
How to find your brand
How to select your offerings and sell them
How to market yourself
How to develop your website
How to write up your contracts
How to organize your clients needs
How to research your vendors and ensure that you’ve done your due diligence
What to pack for a wedding day
How to handle those wedding day emergencies
How to handle the flow of a wedding day
How to bring on assistant planners