From jingle bells to wedding bells, we are currently in the midst of the most popular time frame for popping the question. The winter months between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day have officially been dubbed “engagement season.” And, while many single folks decide to ditch their social media accounts and drink copious amounts of wine, the special events industry, instead, gears up for wedding season!
Are you ready for the 2018 Wedding Season? Here are our top three tips & tricks to prepare for success!
1. Do Your Research
Brides expect you to be an expert in your field. Be prepared with design concepts, themes, menus etc. Know what is trending and know what’s not.Touch base with all your vendors to see what’s new with them; new seasonal linens (hint, hint), new floral offerings, new decor items, or venue package upgrades, to name a few. It’s best to be prepared with all this information before wedding season even begins!
2. Listen to Their Ideas
Yes – you’re talented and have your own vision. But don’t make your ideas too prominent. Listen to their ideas and expand on them rather than toss them to the side completely. If they have an idea that you know won’t work, or the guests will not enjoy – suggest incorporating it in a smaller more discreet way!
3. Be Honest
This is so important! Your clients need to be able to trust you. After the client gives you their budget, or – our new favorite term “Spending Plan” – be honest about what you can provide them. Upsell if they have plenty of spending power. For budget-conscious clients, use this as an opportunity to get creative! Try to incorporate something special in decor, florals, or a signature cocktail to elevate the experience without breaking the bank.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our amazing partners who put together this stunning styled shoot… we’ve got major heart eyes for this look!!
VENUE | The Club at ArrowCreek
PHOTOGRAPHY | Mandy Ford Photography
FLORIST | Petal to the Metal
RENTALS | Camelot Party Rentals
CAKE | Delicious Designs
DRESS | Swoon Bridal
HMU | Laura at La Di Da Beauty