Become a Top Wedding Planner – Don't Make These 3 Mistakes When Running a Wedding Planning Business Part-Time

 

Many wedding planners start out part-time to test the market before they go full-time.  It isn’t a bad strategy, especially in today’s economy.  One thing you need to be sure of when you go part time is your commitment to your customers.  Can you, with your full-time job, give your clients the attention they need and the services they require?

Don’t make these mistakes when you are a part-time wedding planner:

1. Tell clients all about your regular job whenever you meet with them. Concentrate on them when you meet.  Don’t go into long discussions about your job, even if they know what it is.  They need to feel like they are your only priority.

2. Use your full-time job as an excuse for being late or missing deadlines. Being chronically late and missing deadlines is never acceptable.  If you use your job as an excuse, you are telling your client they are not important and they will assume you are not doing a good job for them.

3. Offer more services than you can possibly do well. Take on only the clients and responsibilities that you know you can do in the time that you have.  This may mean you only offer a few consulting services such as helping create a budget or time line or finding suitable vendors or venues.  Until you know you can give a bride and her wedding your full attention, you might want to steer clear of offering full service packages.

As you get used to working part-time, you will be able to take on more responsibility and you will see your business grow.  Then you will be ready to drop your full-time job to become a top wedding planner.



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