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Why You Might Want to Build Your Own Bridal Website

build your own bridal websiteAs a website developer, I've seen it all when it comes to websites...the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes, it's true that most do-it-yourself websites are pretty hideous. Still, there are a lot of valid reasons to build your own website, even if it is a bit lacking in the "pretty" department. read more

What This Wedding Photographer Did to Increase Her Bookings by 50%

get more wedding photography bookingsRecently a wedding photography client blew us away with some incredible figures about how her bookings doubled she started working with us last Summer. The results started showing up within 3 weeks and just kept coming. I'd like to share with you what she did to get these results in her business so you can make a plan for what to adjust in your business too. read more

The Time Sucking Email That's Stealing Your Profits as a Wedding or Event Planner

wedding planner profitsYou finally hit "send" on an email that took you 55 minutes to research, draft and edit. It's 11:00am and already you feel like your day is slipping through your fingers. You had every intention of catching up on your blog and planning your marketing before lunchtime today, but instead you've wasted the best part of your morning servicing a non-paying client. A bride who hasn't even booked you yet. read more

How to Work With Better Event Clients and Brides

find better brides and couplesIt's a common conundrum when we first start our event or bridal business. In the beginning when you're getting things off the ground, it's hard to be picky because you need the experience, portfolio and income. So many of us wind up accepting work from clients that may not be the best match for us...or the most fun to work with. I know, I've done it too! read more

Wedding Venue Marketing Done Right

wedding venue marketingEvery year we work with a select number of fabulous wedding venues to help them improve their online presence and attract a higher quantity and quality of clientele. One of the immediate recommendations I usually make is to implement a professionally recorded tour of the estate in great detail and post this video to your website. This ensures that couples fall in love with your property early on during their website visit, rather than making them wait until a site visit to really understand the value and beauty of your location. It also captures their attention right away so that they don't feel indifferent about your venue and forget about it after that initial website visit. read more

Get Ready to Book More Weddings in 2014

book more weddingsMother Theresa is famously credited with saying, “I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.” As business owners, I think we can all relate to this. When life presents us a flood of opportunities and challenges, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to the point where we start to wish we didn't have so much going on! But if we want to book more weddings, we need to figure out a way to handle the ebb and flow of business with poise otherwise God (or life or the universe...whatever you believe) won't send us anything more because we can't handle it, right? read more

2014 Wedding Flower Trends by IFD

2014 wedding flower trendsThe International Floral Distributors, Inc. just released their 2014 wedding floral trends review video and it's spectacular. They go into very specific detail about color schemes, eras and design tips for floral artists. This is a must see for event and floral designers looking to keep their portfolio current. read more

Have Your Best Wedding Booking Month Ever

Engagement season is upon us and inquiries will be flying in the first quarter of the new year. As you turn the corner and prepare for the flood of opportunities, I thought I'd give you a little boost by sharing with you what you can do right now to start positioning yourself to break every sales record you've ever had. read more