Make It Count

I can't believe it is already December, 2020 is almost gone. I know since the start of the year a lot of the rhetoric has been "throw 2020 away" well it is almost gone. But not so fast we have 31 days to go and I want you to make it count. 

 

This is officially engagement season and it is time for you to get to work and start having consultations with newly engaged couples. Are you prepared to do this? How are you positioning yourself to attract new clients? If you need help in this regard I have a discount on the marketing and advertising bundle you can access today at a discount. Today is the last day for the discount so take advantage of it today. 

I really want to see you win, so I am offering you a free download of 36 questions to ask an engaged couple on your first consultation. You can get this today for free by clicking the link HERE

Happy Monday Planners, let's make the end of the year count. 

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Rest Is As Important As Work

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2020

"Sleep is for lazy people"

"Hustle all day every day" 

"What is sleep?"

"Grind all day every day" 

All of these and more are habits our culture glorifies, somehow we praise and elevate this idea that to be successful is to trade rest for hard work as if the two cannot co-exist. We glamorize the "hustle all day lifestyle" and brag about our inability to prioritize something our body needs. REST.

Sometimes we planners forget that as creative people, rest is like fuel and food to our creative process. We forget that we need to take care of our mind, soul, and body in order to give the best of ourselves to our clients. We forget that when we don't get rest we are not operating at our full capacity. No matter how amazing you perform, if you are not giving your body the rest it needs then there is a lot more potential in you yet to be unlocked.

Don't get me wrong I understand there are some seasons where we have deadlines and we need to push through to finish...

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A Little Something For Black Friday

As we are all aware wedding planning during the pandemic has been filled with a lot of postponements and cancellations. It is important to ensure you are equipped with the right information as the second surge is coming.

One thing I have learned is that this season has shown a lot of business owners how unprepared we have been for this type of change, but ignorance is no longer an excuse for events postponed due to the second wave.

This is why I am sharing with you this wonderful FREE offer that came my way from Legally Set. Make sure you make use of this Free Rescheduling Amendment (courtesy of legally set) for your future postponements. 

You can download your copy today through this direct link DOWNLOAD 

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I'm In A Giving Mood 🎁🎁🎁

Happy Thanksgiving planners, I told you it is engagement season and I have already started to see people sharing engagement videos this week. For you as a wedding planner, this is great news because this means more bride and grooms need your services. 

But the magic question is......how are they going to hire you if they cannot find you? 

This is why I am offering you 10% off the Marketing and Advertising Module of the RAE Method which consists of 3 amazing courses that are focused on how you can position yourself to be found this season. This offer ends at midnight today; take advantage of the sale now before it's too late. Use code: RAEGIVING

  • Social Media for Your Wedding Business
  • Advertising Beyond Social Media
  • Creating a Winning Website for Your Wedding Business.

SIGN UP HERE FOR THE COURSE BUNDLE SALE NOW TO START ATTRACTING NEW CLIENTS 

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Do You Have A Legally Binding Contract?

Hi planners, who is ready for a treat? So just like you when I started I struggled with getting a wedding planning contract that made me feel comfortable and secured. I didn’t have the funds to hire a lawyer and I always wondered if the generic information I found online and put into a document was really legal.

Well, no need to fear I have a solution for you that you will love. My attorney is the creator of an amazing website with templates and contracts for creatives in the event industry that will have you “Legally Set” at a fantastic price. 

There is a contract template specifically for you as an event planner and you can have access to it today. The good news is because she is my attorney I am able to get you 20% off this course by using my code RAEMETHOD.

Consider it my Thanksgiving gift to you.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope you enjoy your time with your family.

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Let's Talk About Destination Weddings

 

The cold weather has me thinking about destination weddings. I posted something last week on Instagram where I referenced a destination wedding, and this sparked the video for this week. I get asked questions often about what it is like to plan a destination wedding.

I plan to share some more tips on this, starting with this question; how do you select vendors for a destination wedding? 

In this video, I share some advice on things to consider when looking for vendors for destination weddings; but the one point I want to focus on today is: 

Start your search with the venue's list of preferred vendors

I always say I teach planners I mentor things I know work, and this is one of those things that has never failed. I have planned weddings all over the world and also in different states in America and half the time I don't know anyone in that state or country so my first point of reference is the venue's list of vendors.

Besides social media and online search engines, I...

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Engagement Season Is Here

As we move into the week of Thanksgiving I am looking forward to two things, food and food  Jokes apart, when I think of thanksgiving I think about engagements. From Thanksgiving until Valentine's is considered engagement season. I am a hopeless romantic at heart so naturally, I get very excited to see pictures and videos of engagements. 

I don’t know if the pandemic will affect this season but I know I look forward to seeing all the beautiful love stories on my feed. Until then, let’s talk about YOU. How are you planning to attract these newly engaged couples? What are you doing to position yourself for couples to find you?

In the Marketing and Advertising module of the RAE Method, I have three-courses that can help you position yourself in the right place to help your ideal couple find you and be attracted to you.

*Social Media for Your Wedding Business

*Advertising Beyond Social Media

*Creating a Winning Website for Your Wedding Business.

If you are...

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Don't Be Afraid To Expand

planner Nov 15, 2020

I was talking with a planner recently who has a client wanting to have a style of wedding she has never planned before and she was wondering if she should take on the wedding. My answer was why not? She said cos her style is different and she has experience with that type of design and aesthetic. 

I had a long conversation with her about why she should not limit herself to doing one type of event or style of an event but the importance of expanding your reach outside of your comfort zone. The only way to grow is to allow yourself to do things you have not done before.

Planners, don’t limit yourself, be intentional about doing different styles of events, and gaining experience. Sometimes when I plan destination weddings it is to places I have never been to before but I double down, do my research, challenge myself and get to work.

The Comfort zone is a familiar place but it can also be a dangerous place if you want to stay there forever. Don’t limit yourself,...

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Gratitude

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Honestly, I cannot believe that the month of November is here already, in just another 8 weeks we will be saying 2021. This has been one long year, long and hard and most people are not sure how we made it here but I am so thankful to say Happy November to you . 

When everyone talks about 2020 there is a lot of negativity we can speak of, for a lot of us in the wedding industry 2020 has been that year that stopped us from doing business. As a planner 2020 has also been an abnormality, because our job is to plan, and this year unraveled all of those plans. 

I believe we can approach the last 8 weeks of this year with a new perspective and that perspective is one of gratitude. What are you thankful for looking back on this year 2020?

-What can you say went well in spite of the chaos?

-What can you say you are grateful did not happen this year?

-What can you say you are grateful happened this year? 

-What good things have happened in your life this year? 

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Don't Freak Out

rtws tips weddingplanning Oct 19, 2020
 

Hi people, this week I will be sharing with you a tip on "what to do if"……….if you watched the intro video, then you guessed it already. What do you do when your bride is freaking out? I think this is a legitimate question I get often and sometimes as humans the tendency is to breakdown but as a wedding planner your response should be different. You can catch the full video and many others on the RTWS (Real Talk With Shile) segment on the website. In the meantime, here are some important tips you can hold on to:

 

  1. Don’t freak out: It seems like the obvious thing but when your bride is having a meltdown its normal to get worried. Deny the urge to freak out but choose to listen to her and allow her vent. Sometimes the art of being present makes all the difference.

 

  1. Focus on finding a solution: it is important to be the problem solver and not the instigator. After you have offered a listening ear, let your mind go into problem-solving mode. As...
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