Top Tips for New Wedding Planners!
Today you’re in for a treat as we’re giving you 10 Top Tips for New Wedding Planners to help you get started.
There are so many things to consider when you first start planning weddings for a living. The tips we’re sharing today will help keep you sane and ensure you do an amazing job for your clients.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners No 1 – Create a Checklist
Have a checklist for everything you will need; timelines, seating plans, room layouts, supplier lists etc.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners No 2 – Pack Some Snacks
Make sure you pack a good selection of energy-boosting snacks and plenty of water. On ‘game day’ there is never tiime to eat so you need things you can consume on the go.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 3 – Dress Appropriately
You might want to bring two sets of clothes; one for set-up and one for the actual wedding. And don’t forget layers so you can stay warm as the day closes and the temperature drops.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 4 – Comfy Shoes
Comfort is the name of the game when working a wedding. You’ll want flats for set-up and low, comfy heels when the wedding starts.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 5 – Always Carry a Lighter
A lighter is one of the absolute essentials as most weddings will require you to light hundreds of dinner candles, tealights and lanterns. Pro tip: use the long reach ones as it’s easier.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 6 – Be Prepared
Expect the unexpected. Allow for additional set up time, prepare for fashion nightmare (broken heel, laddered tights, etc) and have plenty of backup options.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 7 – Bring All the Pins, Tapes and Adhesives
Make sure your kit contains:
- Pins (dressmaking pins, bobby pins, drawing pins etc)
- Clips (paper, hair, bulldog etc),
- Tapes (double-sided, gaffa, electrical, masking, sticky, cosmetic, floristry etc)
- Adhesives (fabric glue, super glue, eyelash glue, blu tack, glu dots, etc)
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 8 – Identify the Key People
Make sure the Host/ DJ/ Master of Ceremonies/ Award Presenter know who the key people are such as the Clients and VIP guests.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 9 – Have Lots of Remedies
Be prepared for any minor ailments and pack a kit of remedies including plasters/ band-aids, antihistamines, painkillers, bite and sting relief, antiseptic wipes/creams etc. You never know when you, the team, or the guests may need them.
Top Tips for New Wedding Planners Tip No 10 – Exchange Social Handles
At today’s weddings, client’s permission permitting, many of your vendor team will be filling their social feeds with sneak peeks of the setup and behind the scenes snapshots of the wedding itself.
Make sure you’ve exchanged social media handles with the venue and supplier team and tag them in your posts to encourage them to do the same. It’s all free marketing!
The more experience and knowledge you have the easier it will be to carry off any wedding with calm and collected professionalism.
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