The 3 BEST Things that I did When I was Starting as a Wedding Planner
Updated: Oct 14
Hey hey there lady!
You know what I get asked often?
“Where do I even START?” and “I want to be a wedding planner but, I’m not sure what I need to do. I don’t know what I don’t know, you know?”
Trust me, I know. I’ve been there. And here are the THREE best things I did when I was beginning as a wedding planner --
1. I had a mentor.
Luckily for me, this mentor came into my life and championed the heck out of me. I mean, when I was like, eeehh about wedding planning , she was like, “ NO, SISTER. YOU ARE THE NEXT BEYONCE OF WEDDING PLANNING.” She hired me (literally) on the spot and encouraged me to start my own business simultaneously. She didn’t just leave me there. She walked me through things like contracts, talking to clients about tough situations, standing my ground, when to say YES and when to say NO. You get the picture, she was my lifesaver.
A business mentor is one of the BEST things you can do for yourself! A semi-unbiased perspective of what you’re doing and giving you the grounds, resources and advice to grow.
2. I invested in client management systems.
I’m looking at you, HoneyBook. (If you’re not already on HoneyBook, click here and get ready for your life to be radically transformed. PLUS - that link gets you 50% OFF your first year. That’s the BEST deal they do.)
The last thing you want is to be fumbling around with contracts, proposals, package outlines, brochures and losing any of those things. HoneyBook streamlines just about every part of your business and makes you look profesh while you’re at it. Literally, obsessed witchu HoneyBook. It’s one of the best 1st things you can invest in!
3. I showed up on the ‘gram.
I started showing up for Wedding Tip Wednesday when I had less than 400 followers. Yup, let that sink it.
I showed my face. Talked to my people and gave them what they deserved - free education and encouragement. I posted the heck out of my weddings. When I didn’t have very many weddings in my portfolio, I would post the heck out of different angles of the same wedding. I commented like it was my literal full time job. I spent time hashtagging the most engaged hashtags. I put myself out there and let me tell ya, it has only benefited me.
All 3 of these things you can do TODAY!
Start looking into mentors for your business, start using HoneyBook and make a game plan for how to show up on the ‘gram. (We have a fun wedding planner exclusive filter on our profile - it’s an easy way to show your face! And a great blog post all about this HERE!)
This is just the beginning and I fiercely believe in YOU!
Lots of hugs, grit and grace - always,