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Wedding Planning From Home

The Wedding Planning Business

Have you been dreaming of working from home while doing something you love? That was me a few short years ago. Then I made a decision that changed my life. I started a wedding planning business.

At 18, I had an event planning internship and fell in love withe the business. From then on, I dreamed of having my own wedding planning business someday. It took ten years, but at 28 years old, I finally took the plunge and pursued my passion.

It took several months of research, but I did it! I opened for business in 2015. By June of 2016, I was able to leave my full-time job. Staying home and focusing on family was a dream-come-true for me.

The Course

I’m incredibly fortunate to live in a college town. It changed the trajectory of my life. Shortly after opening for business, I had college students approach me about wedding planning internships. I remembered being young and passionate about events and just wanting the opportunity to learn.

That first semester was a little amorphous… We mostly chatted about the bridal business over cups of coffee once a week, but there was no clearly defined structure to the internship. I loved talking about and teaching wedding planning to my intern, but I realized I needed a curriculum before the next semester.

The need for curriculum started a new journey for me. I began writing down everything I did to start my business, and my processes for planning weddings. That turned into an entire course-worth of material. I turned those notes into an online course for aspiring wedding planners. I can’t imagine anything better… I get to help other people pursue their dreams, all while doing exactly what I love.

The Blog

In addition to the wedding planning and the online course, I have this blog. Again, I get to do what I love from the comfort of my home. I get to write about small business, entrepreneurship, wedding planning, and pursuing your passion… and I get to make money from it!

If you’ve been on the fence about starting that side hustle or maybe your dream business, you can do it!

If you’re interested in wedding planning, check out the course. We’d love to have you as a part of the community!

Wedding Planning Course

Learn how to become a wedding planner

It’s finally here!

How to Start a Wedding Planning Business just launched.

For those of you who don’t know my story, from the time I was 18 years old, I wanted to start a wedding planning business. Events and the bridal industry were a part of my life on and off for the next ten years. Finally, a few months after I got married, I decided to start my own wedding business.

It took months of research for me to finally feel confident enough to set up my LLC, set up my website, and start marketing my services. About a year later, while I was still working my full-time job, I started taking on interns. It was the best decision I ever made.

My interns were/are all college students who hope to either start their own wedding planning businesses, or work in the bridal industry, after they graduate. So, I made it my mission to truly prepare them to start their own businesses when they moved home. I started writing down thoughts, tips and tricks I’d picked up over the years.

Quickly, I discovered I absolutely loved teaching my interns about wedding planning!

The Course

I’ve spent the last year putting together an online course. Now I can share the information I teach my interns with everyone!

Unit 1 focuses specifically on starting a small business. We cover topics like choosing a business name and payment processing options. Then we discuss how to market your new business.

Unit 2 covers the elements of wedding planning, and other important items like creating packages, setting pricing, and contracts.

There are over forty lessons! Each lesson includes a video and downloadable notes. Some lessons also include worksheets, forms, or other printables. I tried to pack in as much practical and easy-to-follow advice as I could. I’ll also be sharing even more tips and tricks in the Facebook community for the course

Promo Code

Who doesn’t like to save a little money? To celebrate the course launch, the first 15 students will get the course for just $299. That’s a $48 savings! To take advantage of this offer visit this page, select the “single payment” option, and use Promo Code: FALLINLOVE

7 Essentials for Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Every couple dreams of having the perfect wedding day. To help ensure that happens wedding planners, like myself, bring wedding day emergency kits. While I pack dozens of “just-in-case” items, I have seven absolute essentials I recommend to everyone making their own kit.

Safety Pins

From fixing wardrobe malfunctions to pinning together backdrops, safety pins have you covered. I recommend keeping a variety of sizes on hand.

Scissors

I usually keep two or three pairs of scissors in my wedding day kit. From cutting flowers and fabric for centerpieces, or snipping spare threads on bridesmaid dresses, scissors always come in handy.

Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs

Kleenex Go Anywhere with Wedding Dress

Kleenex are a truly indispensable part of my wedding day emergency kit. There are so many uses for tissues at weddings like drying happy tears, makeup touch ups,  blotting perspiration, drying small spills, and helping with allergies at outdoor weddings.

The Go Anywhere pack is flexible, yet durable enough to fit into my kit, or with the convenient clip on strap, I can attach it to my purse.

I buy mine at Walmart and, as always, use my Ibotta app. To get yours follow this link  to save $.50 on your Kleenex Go Anywhere pack.

Adhesive Bandages

Wedding days aren’t immune to nicks and cuts. Not to mention blisters from formal shoes. I keep a small first-aid kit in my go-bag with lots of extra bandages.

Twine

I keep both brown and black twine in my kit, and I can’t count how many ways I’ve used them. One of my favorite usages was a last-minute wrapping for a make-shift toss bouquet.

Pens

Pens and felt tip markers are always useful. From time-to-time, even the most organized and prepared of couples forget their guest book pens or markers. Plus I always keep a pen on me for signing invoices and for the couple to sign the marriage license.

Shipping Tape

Most venues have rules forbidding the use of nails or any permanent means of adhering decorations to their walls or tables. Clear shipping tape usually does the trick for light jobs. It’s also useful for picking up bits of debris that may have fallen on the table linens during decoration.

Have fun assembling your wedding day kit, and most of all, enjoy the wedding. Happy planning!

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