5 Things to Do to Start a Wedding Planning Business

I love helping new and aspiring wedding planners. I love to share everything I’ve learned over the past twelve years. I know what it’s like being a brand new planner unsure of where to start and who to trust.

Today, I’m sharing five things you can do to start your wedding planning business.

5 Things to Do To Start a Wedding Planning Business

5 Things to Do to Start a Wedding Planning Business

  1. Educate yourself:
    It’s so important to educate yourself from the beginning so you know what you’re doing from the start. So many new planners choose to figure it out as they go, but this is such a huge waste of time. Do yourself a favor and get the proper education from the start so you can #1 charge your worth and #2 be confident in what you’re selling (yourself). And remember time is money, so don’t waste years of your life trying to figure it out on your own.
  2. Decide on a business name:
    Your business name should be short and easy to understand and no more than three words. Make it catchy and choose a name that attracts your ideal clients. Once you decide on a name make sure that name is available by checking trademarks and local businesses. Some planners use their name for their business name and that is totally fine to do. However, if you think there may be even the slightest chance of you selling your business in the future you may want to reconsider this option
  3. Establish your business entity:
    LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation. Southern Productions is an LLC.
  4. Register your business name with your Secretary of State.
  5. Apply for a business license with your city or county.

For more tips and advice on how to get started as a planner you can download our free guide: How to Start a Wedding Planning Business with more tips HERE.

xo, Terrica


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