5 things you need to know before you become a Wedding Planner

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I'll tell you a secret. And even 5 secrets! There are a few things you need to know before you become a Wedding Planner and set up your own wedding agency.


You love weddings! You already know how to organize a wedding - perhaps you have even completed the Wedding Planner course. You want to organize weddings and take it seriously. Do you know what else you need to know before you set up your own wedding agency? Predictive:



5 things you need to know before you become a Wedding Planner


1. You need to learn how to run a business

Just knowing how to organize a wedding is not enough to run a business. If you are serious about it and would like to have your own agency, you need to find out, among others when is the best time to start a business, what form of business to choose and what kind of taxation to choose.


Example: if someone starts a clothing company because he loves fashion and knows how to sew, but unfortunately does not have basic knowledge of entrepreneurship or how to run his own business - there is a high probability that he will not be successful, even if the clothes he produces are the most beautiful and the best quality. The mere skill of sewing is not enough to have your own clothing brand.


2. You must be able to price your services

Studies show that if our work is our passion and we love it, we lower the price of our services. It seems to us that the very fact that we can work is already our reward. We think that our work is so pleasant that we doubt whether someone will pay more for it than we value it now.


This is a skew that makes us value our services badly. We value them at a lot cheaper than the market price and than customers are actually ready to pay for these services. You must be able to use tools that will help you calculate the price of your services and set a price plan for the coming years.


You should start with how much you want, and even how much you have to earn, to be able to run your own business. You need to know how much money you can put in and what is the minimum you have to put in. You must accurately calculate and determine your own processing capacity, prices - which will also allow you to determine how much you can "take out", that is, earn on your business.


You can also do all this time horizon - creating a vision of how you want your company to prosper in three and then five years.


3. You need to create a strategy for your company


Take a look at your company today. Your current position as a company is point A. Now imagine your company in five years - how they represent you, what position you are in the market, what you have achieved - this is point B. Strategy is the right action that will lead you from point A to point B.  Where are you today - you already know, because you are probably just starting out or have been operating on the market for a short time, so you can easily apply a few appropriate metrics to your young business and get results.


To be able to think about point B, you need to have a vision for your business, which brings us to point 4, which is ...



4. You must define the basics, i.e. the mission and vision of your company

Why do you want to run a wedding agency? What do you want to give to the world? What impact do young couples have on their lives?

What turns you on in business the most? Do you just want to organize weddings? Maybe you love to do business and develop in this area? Or maybe you just don't want to have a boss over you?

And now ... imagine that in 10 years you are entering the industry scene ... how are you portrayed? What are they saying about you in the industry when you can't hear?


Each of these paths may be different and the way you develop your business will also be different.


However, if yours the biggest love is organizing weddings and being at the center of all the commotion, Your development path may also be different - you will rely on a one or two-person company for longer to be almost completely involved in organizing weddings.


If you love weddings, but Do you like doing business the most?, maybe you will try to expand the company, which will employ a lot of people, and you, at its head, will mainly deal with strategy, supervising the work of the team and introducing improvements.



5. You need to know who your client is

Did you know that there has been a year every year in Poland for several years around 180 weddings, and Wedding Planners arrange about 1000-2000 of them annually? That's just 0,1 percent of all weddings!


What does it mean? That not every young couple is your client - absolutely not! So who is the couple that is a Wedding Planner client? You have to find out.



I have to admit something to you ... when I was creating Wytwórnia Ślubów 11 years ago, I did not know the answers to any of these questions! I made a lot of mistakes and for the first 2 years I lost over 30 PLN - only because when registering a company, I selected one unfavorable option for me, and even my accountant did not advise against it.


For 4 years, I have been giving detailed answers to all these questions and providing ready-made tools as part of my Wedding Planner Expert Course at the Akademia Wytwórnia Ślubów - here you can read reviews about it.


Due to the fact that all my full-time courses had to be canceled by July, there were no places for August, I created Online Coursethat will let you get all this knowledge without leaving home.


Check what I have prepared for you.



Who knows, maybe that's it the perfect opportunity for you to change your career path or open your own business?

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