I am excited about the second half of the year and I am sure you are too. Sometimes the second half of the year feels like the start of the year because it is that opportunity for you to assess your goals and align yourself.
We all have plans and goals at the start of the year but for some of you life might have happened and it might have derailed you a bit. The second half of the year is a good time to assess and see if you are off track. It is a good time to revisit your goals and sometimes write new ones. It is a good time to develop new strategies if the old ones were not working. It is a time to take a new stance and re-focus for the rest of the year.
As we go into the first work week of the second half of the year make sure you take time to have a strategy for how you intend to win the rest of the year.
I am sending you positive vibes for the second half of the year, remember you have all it takes.....I am always rooting for you
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There is so much I have in the RAE Method Course for new and aspiring wedding planners to learn from.
STEP 1: DEVELOPMENT
* Defining Your Why
* Knowing Your Ideal Customer
* Selecting Your Business Name
* Processes And Systems
STEP 2: MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
* Social Media For Your Wedding Business
* Advertising Your Business
* How to Create A winning Website
STEP 3: ONBOARDING
* Initial Client Call- How to engage and land a client on your initial client call
* How To Charge- How do develop a pricing structure for your services
* How To Create Your Client’s Wedding Budget
* How To Create Your Service Offering Proposal
* Things To Include In Your Wedding Planning Contract
* Creating Your Welcome Packet
* Wedding Planning Timeline Template
STEP 4: PLANNING
* Building and Managing Vendor Relationships
* Helping Clients Manage Their Wedding Payments Without Stress
Okay so I know I have talked about this over the last weeks but running a business requires you to stay protected. One of the ways to do this is to make sure you have insurance to keep yourself secured.
Today's post is talking all about insurance. I have been asked this question before by planners I mentor if having insurance is a necessary thing for a wedding planner? My answer is yes.
On The RAE Method (a comprehensive course for new wedding planners) I have some expert interviews and in this snippet shared by @kunbiesq (from @legallyset) she talks about the importance of business insurance.
P.S. For information on wedding insurance check out Thimble
One thing I stress to my couples is to make sure they are enjoying the season of being engaged. Wedding planning can be stressful for couples with multiple deadlines, family drama, and decisions to make so you want to encourage them not to carry this into their relationship.
Remind them to keep dating each other and to have fun through the process.
It helps when they set out times when they talk about the wedding and not mix the wedding planning talk with spending quality time together. Remind them that they have a planner to handle the stress and let them know how important it is for them to enjoy the season of being engaged.
Happy Monday everyone, I decided to start off this Monday with a boost you need because I don’t want any new planner to fall into the traps I did.
On the RAE Method (my comprehensive course for new and aspiring wedding planners), I had an interview with my lovely attorney @kunbiesq and I will be sharing some snippets here this month because I want you all to be legally set (no pun intended but do yourself a favor and check out @legallyset).
Have you ever wondered if having legal counsel was necessary or wondered having an attorney draft your event planning contract is a must? Check out this video and let me know your thoughts on Instagram @raemoments
For a 20% discount on your contracts from www.legallySet.com use code RAEMETHOD
When starting out as a wedding planner it can sometimes be confusing in knowing what services to offer and which not to offer. In the video, I break down the various things to consider when you are deciding what service to offer and the various types of services.
According to www.weddingwire.com
A full-service wedding planner, also known as an all-inclusive wedding planner, is best for couples who want step-by-step guidance and a professional opinion from the get-go. According to the 2020 WeddingWire Newlywed Report, 31% of couples hire this type of wedding planner. Full-service planners are a great option if you don't have a lot of free time to dedicate to planning a wedding. They will be involved in every aspect of your to-do list, from helping you choose a wedding venue and handling vendor correspondence, to setting up escort cards and corralling your bridesmaids on the wedding day.
Month of Coordination:
As the year comes to an end, and we are in the season of festivities with the holidays all I want to do sometimes is slow all the way down. I want to kick up my feet, Netflix and chill all day every day till 2021. I tell myself when 2021 starts I will start to achieve all my goals. I don't know if I am by myself, but this is how I feel but I have learned to push past my feelings and do what is necessary.
I want you all to end this year with the mindset that this is a time to reposition yourself for the win you want to see in 2021. These coming days where most of you will have a break from work, I want you to take advantage of them and get your house in order. By house, I mean get your business in order. What are things you still need to do to prepare for the type of year you have envisioned for 2021?
Don't waste the time in front of you, put it to good use. Finish any courses you have started, make sure all your processes and systems are in place,...