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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

How to Get More Brides to Click Your Google Website Listing

get brides to click on google website listingMany bridal businesses put a lot of time, energy and funds into getting their website listed on the first page of Google. But once they get there, they aren’t sure how to stand out from all the other listings and get visitors to click on their website first. I’d like to help you separate yourself from the crowd and get more eager couples clicking on your listing with a few proven techniques for copywriting your listing’s headline title.  read more

5 Ways to Find Money Fast When You Need to Invest in Your Bridal Business

find money fast for bridal businessI can tell you from first-hand experience that breaking into high five and six figure incomes in your business will require much more than lip service. We can talk about success all day, but until we put our money where our mouth is, it typically doesn't add up to much. For some of us, it means hiring talented staff so we have more time to market. For others, it means bringing on mentors to help us grow in areas where we're struggling. And sometimes it means ditching the DIY templates and going "pro" with our #1 sales tool, our website, by hiring professional designers, coders and a conversion expert to make it really work for us.  read more

We Are Not Getting Enough Calls Through Our Bridal Website

not getting calls through bridal websiteHELP! My husband and I have one OLDER website (www.dolphindreamweddings.com) that was home spun but still gets us calls and bookings and a newer website, LOVE Maui Weddings that looks great but is nowhere to be found in the rankings.

We've been doing weddings on Maui for over 9 years but still find that we don't get enough calls through our internet but more as personal referrals and some of the Maui resorts who recommend us! We would appreciate any advice you might be able to give us. - Vickie Kaiulani Jackson, Love Maui Weddings" read more

Can Twitter Really Bring You Bridal Leads?

twitter bridal leadsIf you're anything like my wedding business clients, you may find social media to be a confusing space that's easy to get lost in. You know you're "supposed" to be using it to promote your business, but you might not feel confident about which platforms to choose and what to do on them...and Twitter is no exception. You might be wondering whether it's really worth the time and energy to begin with. read more

How Can We Best Spend Our Small Wedding Business Budget on Website Traffic and SEO?

small wedding business budget"HELP! My husband and I have one older website (www.dolphindreamweddings.com) that was home spun but still gets us calls and bookings and a newer website, Love Maui Weddings that looks great but is nowhere to be found in the rankings.

Any suggestions on how we can best spend our small budget for WEBSITE and SEO and get the most benefit? - Vickie Kaiulani Jackson, Love Maui Weddings" read more

Why Couples Say They Can't Afford Your Wedding Services

can't afford wedding servicesAt some point or another, most of us have dealt with an engaged couple who is on a budget when selling our wedding services or products. And nothing stings more than when they tell you they love your work, but just can't afford it. Well, recently a client told me that I have an uncanny insight into how brides think and what motivates them to buy, so I thought maybe I'd share some of my thoughts on this touchy topic with you too. (Feel free to chime in with your experience in the comments below as well.) read more