Hello ALL! I know it's been a minute since I last posted but I promise I have good reason! 2010 has really been good to me 99% of the connections I've made so far have lead to endless possibilities. Although I've been planning some kind of event since 1997 it wasn't until the last few years I decided to turn my passion into a business and I will be the first to admit it's been a true test of patience! The time I sat wondering where are the brides, and getting frustrated have been replaced with making lasting relationships with vendors and doing more research to make sure I stay in the swing of things. I remember starting on this journey and wondering who could I turn to? Am I the only planner going through this? Then I found my answer from the helpful vendors on the Wedding Wire(if you haven't checked out this site do it ASAP www.weddingwire.com!). It was through WW that I found that patience,networking and research are the most important things a new planner could do to have a successful business. I took those 3 not so simple things into consideration and I can honestly say they have made the beginning of 2010 a whole lot easier for me. I absolutely LOVE to pass on great advice so I am passing this on not to just new planners but seasoned ones too:
PATIENCE: Clients are coming! Remember Rome wasn't built in one day.
Networking: Talk to other vendors,pass out cards to EVERYBODY with hands! The very person you think can't bring you business just might.
Research: Know every aspect of your business go to shows and expos. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb