Synopses & Reviews
Say I Do” to becoming a wedding planner! There is one day in life, more than any other, when everything must go according to plana wedding day. In America alone, more than four million people tie the knot annually, spending over $85 billion on services and products. As more and more couples are hiring consultants to make sure their special day goes off without a hitch, wedding planning has become a profession in itself. How to Start a Home-Based Wedding Planning Business gives you the know-how to become the wedding planner everyone wants to hireand to make money doing so! Combining straightforward
language with a host of essential organizing tips, useful checklists, and easy-to-follow worksheets, Jill Moran takes you through every aspect of setting up and running a thriving wedding planning business. Whether youre just starting to explore your options for a home-based business or are used to being your own boss, this guide helps you channel your creativity and shows you how to get your business off the ground. Knowing the Pros and Cons of Owning Your Own Business
Finding Your Niche
Estimating Start-Up Costs
Developing and Implementing a Budget
Negotiating with Clients and Vendors
Handling Legal Matters
There a few events in life more important than a wedding. It is a day when everything must go according to plan. In the United States alone, more than four million people tie the knot annually, with over $85 billion spent on services and products. Not surprisingly, many couples are hiring wedding planners to help coordinate their special day, and business opportunities for such consultants abound. Even if you know how to make a wedding happen with elegance and style, and with stellar organization, making the leap to offering your services professionally requires a specialized skill set, one that can be learned in this book.
With How to Start a Home-Based Wedding Planning Business in hand, you can gain the know-how and perspective to become the wedding planner everyone wants to hire. Uniquely, this book covers not only general weddings but religious ceremonies, destination weddings, multicultural weddings, vendor services specific to weddings, wedding-planning timetables, wedding styles, outdoor/tented weddings, and the emotional nuances of the wedding client. It will channel your creativity and show you how to get your business off the ground. You’ll be the one couples turn to—and make money doing so!
Planning weddings is a growing business area. The author is one of our top-selling home-based business authors and is herself a successful event and wedding planner.
About the Author
Jill Moran has been the owner of an award-winning event-planning business for more than thirteen years and has coordinated events throughout America and internationally for both corporate and social clients. The author of the top-selling How to Start a Home-Based Event Planning Business (Globe Pequot), she was nominated in 2006 and 2007 as Best Wedding Planner by CBS4 A-List. She lives in Medfield, Massachusetts.