Become a Top Wedding Planner – Planning Weddings Outside of Your Local Area

 

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I received an email from a wedding planner who just got hired by a bride who is in the state next to hers. Great! However, she was stressed because although she planned to handle weddings in that area in the near future, she had not yet built a large network of vendors in any other area but her own.

Here are 7 ideas for expanding your vendor network into another geographic area:

  1. Find out if any of the vendors in your network will work outside of the area and, if so, how much they charge
  2. If the vendors do not work outside the area, ask if they have vendors in their network who are in the distant area whom they would recommend
  3. If you are a member of any bridal consultant, wedding planner or event planner organizations, check the list of vendor members and talk with them
  4. If the bride has already chosen her venue, check to see if the venue has a preferred vendor list
  5. Check the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Chamber of Commerce for members who might be good vendor partners
  6. Ask family members or friends if they can refer names of vendors they know in the distant city
  7. Check local wedding magazines and websites for vendors you can meet and visit

Always interview and check references of vendors before you refer them to brides. If you find it impossible to do an excellent job planning a wedding in another state, find a wedding planner whom you know does excellent work and pass the client onto her or him. If you don’t know anyone, a wedding planner or bridal consultant association can refer you to top wedding planner members in other areas.



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One Response to “Become a Top Wedding Planner – Planning Weddings Outside of Your Local Area”

  1.  

    Hello Sharon, is there any way that you could send me the information on Preston Baily’s wedding/event training course? I notice that it’s not on your blog post anymore. Thanks, Tonia

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