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I Have My Wedding Academy Certificate but Now What?

Congratulations on completing your Wedding Planning Certification. The demand for wedding services continues to rise, especially with the popularity of destination weddings.

You’re about to enter a fabulous career if you love being around beautiful spaces and creating memories. So let’s talk about how to begin.

Create a Business Plan

The first step in starting your wedding planning business is creating a business plan. This document outlines everything you want your business to accomplish over the next few years.

You’ll write about your vision and goals, as well as how you’re going to achieve them. You’ll outline your target market, describe your products and services, explain why customers will choose you over competitors, and tell everyone else what you need to succeed.

A business plan isn’t just for investors; it’s also essential for success. You will only find yourself there if you know where you’re headed. And even if you know where you’re going, having a written guide to follow makes things easier.

There are many ways to structure a business plan; you need help. First, contact your local Small Business Association (SMA) and ask to meet with someone in the wedding planning industry. Often, SMA members volunteer to help new entrepreneurs. 

Develop Strong Relationships

Relationships start with people and are the foundation of every successful venture. Relationships keep businesses afloat and thriving long after their founders have left the scene. 

-Attend events where you can meet new brides.

-Reach out to photographers who inspire you.

-Introduce yourself to every wedding venue within your operating radius.


-Launch a website. Look at professional web designers and find someone specialising in search engine optimisation (SEO). Then, consider writing blog posts optimized for SEO and sharing them on social media. 

-The WeddingWire Network connects couples with vendors through its online marketplace. Members receive exclusive benefits, including discounts on services and products, invitations to special events, and access to educational materials. In addition, you can add your business information and experience. 

Write a press release to announce your new business. 

-Join an association such as the Chamber of Commerce. Many associations offer free training programs, networking opportunities, and referrals to other professionals. If your business radius is in more than one city or town, consider joining multiple Chambers—one for each area where you work.

In conclusion, get out there, and make yourself shine. It’s time to say “I do” to you!


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