Become a Top Wedding Planner – 5 Tips for Appearing Confident with Brides

 

When you are meeting with a bride, you have the best chance of getting hired to plan her wedding when you appear confident. If you appear nervous and insecure, she will question if you know what you are doing.

Here are 5 tips for exuding confidence:

1) Prepare for the meeting

Anticipate the questions a bride will ask you about such as your background, experience you have had planning weddings, your work style and your rates. Rehearse your answers so you know what to say. Also, think about what you need to ask her in order to find out if she is the right client for you.

2) Plan ahead and arrive early

Nothing can shake your confidence more than arriving late to meet someone new. Make sure know how to get to location and plan to ge there early so you have a moment to take a breath before the meeting.

3) Make and maintain eye contact

Give a firm handshake and make eye contact when you meet and maintain eye contact during the conversation. If you don’t look at the bride when she speaks, she will think you aren’t interested. If you don’t look at her when you speak, you can appear unsure of yourself or dishonest.

4) Watch your body language

Crossed arms and legs are often considered a sign of being closed to the person and information presented. Sit up straight and make sure your body language conveys to the bride your interest in her and her wedding. Also, don’t fidget, doodle, play with pens or other objects during a meeting, it is distracting and it makes you appear nervous or impatient.

5) Speak clearly

If you speak rapidly or mumble, you give the impression of being nervous and unsure of yourself.

Brides are looking for professional wedding planners who can plan and coordinate their weddings and have the confidence to manage the other wedding vendors. 

If you want to learn more about preparing for meeting your first perspective clients and know the questions you should ask the brides at these all-important first meetings, check out my Action Guide, “Meeting with a Bride for the First Time.”



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