In the last few years that I have been building my wedding business, I have very rarely spoken out against the obvious lack of racial diversity and equality in our industry as I was worried about being seen as the angry Indian woman. I now realize that this was a massive part of the problem – the problem being systemic racism and how it has seeped its way into even as something as happy as the celebrations we all get to be a part of.
I asked our WPIC Certified Wedding Professionals: “What is the weirdest/funniest/strangest experience you have had as a Wedding Professional?” Their stories didn’t disappoint!
Personally, I choose to organize styled shoots because it gives me the creative freedom to do what I want. I love curating new designs and breaking free of the same old wedding themes I often get asked to plan for clients. Further, I love meeting and working with new wedding professionals and building my vendor database!
When it comes to taking the plunge and following your true destiny, it comes down to two major factors; being able to change your mindset from limiting your ability to dream, and following through with your plans by executing a flawless business strategy. It’s scary, change and the unknown are terrifying things and when you are about to venture into new territory, your inner saboteur can sometimes take over. We are all guilty of putting things off whether it be a phone call to a family member, a visit with a friend, or leaving your day job to fully launch your own personal business. I’m here to let you know that the fear is nothing in comparison to the fulfillment you will get from truly taking the plunge and following your destiny.
The concept is very unique. This is not your average talk show, and the host is wickedly funny and informative. It’s a talk show with a design twist. You really need to watch it until the very end because the BLOOPERS are so very funny 🙂
By: Amanda Douglas, WPICC of Amanda Douglas Events You might think that as a Wedding Planner your job is all about the couple. And part of it is, but a lot of it is really about great communication and great relationships with your vendors. Your vendors are such an amazing resource that should never beRead More
It’s so important to have an updated and current professional photo of you for your website, social media and any business speaking engagements that you will be participating in. This is the first thing that people will see when considering hiring you for their wedding or event. First impressions go a long way!
When I started my wedding planning business, I truly enjoyed the preparation – coming up with a business name, designing my website, and purchasing all the chic and pretty details for my home office. However, when all this was done, I was at a standpoint – what do I do now? Of course I can post beautiful pictures on Instagram and Facebook, and promote my website all day long, but how was I going to make myself visible in the wedding world and attract my first client? Clients were not going to come knocking on my door so I can plan and design their wedding. I had work to do!
We are in the an unprecedented time, in the midst of a Pandemic, everyone is hurting, and most weddings are not happening at the moment. As a wedding professional you know how important it is to have a Social Media presence, but with no weddings happening, you aren’t sure what to post.