I have been a wedding planner and florist for nine years. When I got started as planner I took the planning certification by the Association of Bridal Consultants, but I didn’t feel that it helped me truly learn how to plan weddings from start to finish. I learned some tips and etiquette advice, but everything else I have learned over the past nine years has been by trial and error.
For years I worked full time as a dental hygienist then would come home and stay up until the wee hours of the morning working on weddings. I was always working (24/7) and let weddings take over my life. I honestly kinda felt like a fraud in the beginning because I really didn’t know what I was doing and I was trying to teach myself as I went. I would work on things as I thought of them because I did not have a process in place. I had a checklist I went by like I mentioned in another video, but that was about it. I searched and searched for a book or another planner that would teach me a way to plan weddings that made sense. I was searching for a way to streamline the planning. There were a couple of online planning management systems but they were terrible. This was before the days of Aisle Planner and Honeybook.
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