Are you ready to start a wedding planner business? Holy moly! The crazy, crazy stories I’ve heard! And once you’ve been around the block a time or two, you’ll hear them too. Maybe you heard about the planner who burned down a venue? Or the one where a planner hired a catering company and all the guests got sick?
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Or what about the one where sparklers lit a bride’s dress on fire? You can search for that one on YouTube. You just never know what is going to happen at any given wedding. And for this very reason, you can’t afford not to be prepared and protected. Download our free guide for more information on the most important steps you need to open a wedding planner business.
Don’t play fast and loose with your responsibilities as a professional. Doing so can not only hurt you, but also your client. For example, if you don’t have insurance to cover an unforeseen accident, who do you think they will go after next? Your client, maybe? Get insurance! Most venues you work with will require general limited liability insurance anyway. It is also a great selling point if you have a bride looking for a cheaper planner. Check out Hiscox for insurance. I have used them in the past, and they made things very easy (and who doesn’t like easy?).
Register Your Business
Registering your business is an important first step in setting up your wedding planner business. It ensures that your business is legal and gives you the ability to operate under a legitimate business name. Registering your business also allows you to open a business bank account, which is essential for managing your finances. In addition, it gives you the ability to apply for licenses and permits, which may be required in order to operate your business in your city. While registering your business may seem like a daunting task, it is an essential step in setting up your wedding planner business. Taking the time to register your business will give you the foundation you need to succeed.
This should be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by how many wedding planners don’t have a good contract. A contract will protect you in the event that you have to go to court. It also sets boundaries between you and your clients. I cannot express to you just how many times clients have asked me to do things that were outside of the scope of my contract. It’s always reassuring to point them to the contract we both signed and explain to them why I can’t do what they’re asking. If you don’t already have a contract, check out The Engaged Legal Collective. They provide plenty of good information about why you should have a strong contract.
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Congratulations on your decision to start a wedding planner business! This is an exciting time, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful. That’s why we’re excited to offer our bride to boss business suite – an online course that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to thrive in this industry. The course covers everything from setting up your business correctly, to marketing yourself, to dealing with difficult clients. Enrolling in the Bride To Boss Business Suite will give you the foundation you need for a thriving wedding planner business. Are you ready to get started?