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Starting a Wedding Planning Business

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2007 at 1:35 PM
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First of all, begin a notebook to jot down all your ideas ... and not just wedding related ones, we're talking biz related ideas. You'll jot down the way you want to run your biz, name ideas, slogans, logos, things you want to portray as a company, your mission, your market, etc. Any significant research results, you can note here too. And you can draft out your biz and marketing plans here too.

Research your market area. How much opportunity do you have to advertise? Potential market, difficulty factors, and possible pricing thoughts need to be considered here. What kind of pacages do you want to offer? Do you want to charge by the hour, or the amount of work done?

Begin creating your business plan. Start by creating a list of things you want people to think of when they think of your business (professional, fun, reliable, etc), and images and colors that come to your mind when you think of those words. This will help you come up with your business name and logo.

Once you have your business name, secure your URL, through someplace like
Begin to think about your company branding. This is your image -- both graphically and mentally - to your customers. Create a streamlined idea that will carry over from marketing materials, website, etc.

Once you have your business plan written up (Microsoft Word has a great wizard that takes this in to detail), its time to get your business license. Also create your marketing plan at this time. If you will need investors or grants (angel investors, grants, etc are great ways to help get start up funds), you will need to have a great business plan AND a great marketing plan (with 5 year projections and plans) to be able to present.
Once you have the license in hand, you can start to market your services.

Begin looking for partnerships with local bridal shops, and vendors, etc. Offer your services to a select few brides REALLY discounted to begin to build your portfolio. On your spare time, draw up ideas (make large display boards or nice binders to collect these ideas on, so that you can later show them to potential brides).

Volunteer to assist others who have more experience than you in exchange for being able to use the work you do in your portfolio. Make sure you keep a professional portfolio on hand and up to date.

Thats just the beginning! What comes next? Keep watching for additional posts!
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