Become a Top Wedding Planner – 6 Signs That It Might Be Time to Hire an Assistant

 

Stressed Wedding Planner

A wedding planner who is just starting out and wants to “start big” wrote to me asking how many people she should hire for her business.

I applaud everyone who has the confidence to start big but I also want everyone to be careful about spending a lot of money hiring people before there is work for them to do. It would be best to start your business yourself and hire when you need it.

Here are 6 signs that you might need to hire an assistant for your wedding planning business:

  1. You usually have no trouble keeping up with multiple clients but now you have to work longer hours and stay up very late to get work done on time
  2. You are disorganized and spending a lot of time trying to keep up with your client notes and records and your administrative work
  3. You are not spending any quality time with your family and your home life is suffering
  4. You love planning weddings but by the time the big days come, you don’t feel the same joy you used to, you just feel tired
  5. You turn down brides whose weddings you would love to plan because you can’t fit them into your schedule or,
  6. You have not had any time to do your marketing and now don’t have any weddings lined up

Realize that when you do hire someone to help, you will be giving up some control to them. Interview them carefully and make your expectations clear. You can read more about working with assistants in my article “The DOs and DON’Ts of Working with Assistants” which is on my Wedding Planner Articles site.



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