There’s a lot of work involved when planning a wedding, but some people are ideally suited to the wedding planning life. For those that have started their own planning company, there’s a lot that can be done to expand the business so that more profits are achieved. As the wedding industry continues to be one of the most lucrative sectors to work in, wedding planners are in more demand than ever. For those planners who aren’t content with only a small number of events every year, here are some of the best tips available for improving and growing your wedding planning business so that you get to enjoy the wedding life without the stress.
The moment that you agree to plan a wedding and once all of the costs have been discussed, you need to start planning. Far too many professional wedding planners start late with their organizing, but that has the unfortunate consequence of seeing prices being unnecessarily high. The earlier that you plan, the more leverage you have with suppliers, so start planning and organizing as soon as the contract is agreed to.
Wedding planning doesn’t have to be a solo job. The more people that you have to help you, the more efficient your business will be. Build the right team and you will add to your skill sets and deliver a more complete service. However, managing a team isn’t for everyone. The best bosses will focus on regular employee feedback and input, so make sure that you are working at maximum efficiency with a regular engagement survey of your team. The more you focus on productivity and engagement, the better your team will be.
The menu is one of the most important things to get right at a wedding, and one food mishap can ruin everyone’s day (including yours). Always make sure that you get guidelines from the bride and groom to-be, and only ever use professional caterers. That can be a local restaurant or a dedicated wedding food service, depending on the demands of the couple. Never rely on mothers in law or aunties that could let you down at the last minute. Professionals are essential when it comes to the day itself.
There are almost limitless options when you start planning the day’s entertainment. However, to match the right types of entertainment to the couple being wed you need to interview them to get a clear idea of what they expect. There might be endless options, but if the couple is hoping for elegance and class but you show up with sumo suits and water pistols you’re not going to get a good review. As soon as you have more of an idea of entertainment types the couple are looking at, compile a list of as many options as possible. Give the couple that list and you’ll be able to reduce the chances of providing entertainment that simply falls flat.
The wedding planner is one of the critical parts of the wedding day, and getting things right doesn’t just mean that the couple has the best day possible. Get everything working smoothly and as hoped for and your reviews will be better, and word of mouth recommendations will be more positive. That could make all of the difference when it comes to growing your business and taking on more staff. Deliver the best weddings imaginable and your business will only scale up.