Become a Top Wedding Planner – Starting a Wedding Planning Business in a Recession

 

Many successful wedding planners opened for business in a down market so don’t be afraid to start.  I’m not a financial planner or accountant, so you might want to talk to your financial professionals before you do anything, but here are two tips I have for starting a wedding planning business now:

Start slowly – don’t quit your regular job.  You need to be able to support yourself or your family and wedding planning is not a “get rich quick” business.  And don’t run your wedding planning business on your employer’s time.  Someone once wanted to do an informational interview with me while he was a work, I wouldn’t do it.

Start small – don’t make major financial investments in a logo, business cards, business stationery or website when you first get going.  I invested a lot of money in these things when I started.  I ended up with hundreds of cards and letterhead that I didn’t use once I had determined my niche and knew what appealed to them.

Don’t forget that not everyone is cutting back on their wedding expenses.  Many parents of brides and brides themselves have been saving money for their big day for years.  There are brides who are looking for someone who can help them have the wedding of their dreams -they are looking for you.  Don’t be afraid to pursue your dream of becoming a top wedding planner, just do it wisely.



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2 Responses to “Become a Top Wedding Planner – Starting a Wedding Planning Business in a Recession”

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    Very true, Sharon. Another thing to remember, are to have the tools handy to add value. Personal contacts and references are great until you are outside your comfort zone, and then you are on your own. The phone book and Google are great tools, but I also invite you to visit TheParty.Net (www.theparty.net) as we do what Google cannot do, and that is conduct multiple subject searches at the same time and provide a localized list of all vendors in a particular area.

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    […] January 28th, 2009  Many successful wedding planners opened for business in a down market so don’t be afraid to start.  I’m not a financial planner or accountant, so you might want to talk to your financial professionals before you do anything, but here are two tips I have for starting a wedding planning business now:Start slowly – don’t quit your regular job.  You need to be able to support yourself or your family and wedding planning is not a “get rich quick” business.  And don’t run your wedd Source: http://becomeatopweddingplannerblog.com/become-a-top-wedding-planner-starting-a-wedding-planning-bus… […]

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