Well, and just like that another year has gone by. This year was full of wedding planner blog posts, newsletters and social media posts. 2019 was a big year for this small little company. In one year Engaged Wedding Planner Academy went from 4,594 views to 58,110 views. I know this may be laughable in comparison to larger wedding planner blogs, but I’m proud of the accomplishments I’ve reached in just a years time. Over the last year I have created tons of new products specifically designed to help up and coming wedding planners as well as created a brand new course helping those get started with creating business.
Wedding Planner Blog Posts of 2019
I had 330 products purchased over the year compared to 8 the year before. I’m thankful with a heart full of gratitude to those who purchased products or read my blog posts. If you’ve just recently found the Engaged Wedding Planner Academy blog, I’m going to share with you the top 8 wedding planner blog posts of 2019. My hope is that they better help you in your wedding planner journey.
#8. 5 Must-Dos When Designing Your Styled Shoot
Styled shoots are a hot topic for newer wedding planners. And why shouldn’t they be- they can help elevate your business and help you book more clients. Inside this post, 5 Must-Dos When Designing Your Styled Shoot, I share with my readers how to go about designing your first styled shoot from beginning to end. You can also download the free guide to help organize your shoot even more.
#7. How to Create a Digital Wedding Planner Welcome Packet
As a newer 2019 post, I’m surprised this blog post, How to Create a Digital Wedding Planner Welcome Packet, made the top 8. It hasn’t really had a whole lot of time to work the SEO factor. Welcome packets are so important and I’m excited this content is making an impact for newer planners. Inside this post you find out why and how to create your own welcome packet.
#6. 10 Things Every Wedding Blog Post Should Have
This post, 10 Things Every Wedding Blog Post Should Have, is truly a great informative post. If you want to learn more about blogging and making your SEO work for you, this is a great place to start. It was written by a guest blogger, Kristi of Wedding Planner Copy. She specializes in helping wedding planners with their website copy. There is also a free guide in there to assist you with writing your first blog post.
#5. How to Do a Styled Shoot
This blog post, How to Do a Styled Shoot, was written by Kimberly of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning. She does about 4-5 styled shoots a year and has tons of experience with wedding publications. She gets down with the nitty gritty of doing a styled shoot by giving her best pro advice. Truly a great article.
#4. Social Media Marketing for the New Wedding Planner
Mastering social media as a new wedding planner can be really overwhelming. There are seasoned planners with five plus years of experience who still find it challenging to wheel. So it doesn’t surprise me to find this blog post, Social Media Marketing for the New Wedding Planner, in the top 8. Emma does a really great job of explaining all the different social media platforms and how she’s made them work for her as a new planner. A must read for sure.
#3. 6 Must-Read Books for Wedding Planners
This post, 6 Must-Read Books for Wedding Planners, is an oldie but goodie from when Engaged Wedding Planner was just a seed of a blog. I have found these six books to be incredibly helpful in my entrepreneurial journey and I believe you will too. You can also download the free book list of book recommendations provided by other wedding planners.
#2. 3 Wedding Planner Business Must Haves
This post, 3 Wedding Planner Business Must Haves, was one of my very first posts to write and I’m so happy to see that it has been a cornerstone piece on the blog. This blog post has a lot of great information on the top three things you should consider when starting a wedding planner business. We also offer a Launch your Wedding Planner Business Masterclass if you want to truly learn the ins and outs of starting a successful wedding planner business.
#1. How to Create a Wedding Planner Mood Board
This blog post, How to Create a Wedding Planner Mood Board, has been the number one most read post for a second year in a row now. If you’re a wedding planner wanting to get into design, you must know how to create a mood board. Mood boards are also great when planning a styled shoot. Inside this post, you can learn how to make your own with a provided video.