People always ask me how I've been able to balance being a wedding planner and maid of honor/ bridesmaid. After doing it three times for my loved ones - I've mastered the balancing act. Here's how I was able to do my job while also being present with my friends/ family and for all wedding party activities!
1. Plan Ahead
Being a bridesmaid comes with a lot - from fittings to final bridesmaid meetups and more, and the best way to create space for all of that is to ensure you've planned as much as you can early, to make room for you to be able to handle personal things that come up closer to the event.
2. Build a Strong Team
The reason I was able to focus on being a bridesmaid, joking with friends, hanging out in the bridal suite and even enjoying cocktail hour with my date is because my team was managing all of the logistics behind the scenes. A strong team takes the day seriously and is able to execute without constant reminders and oversight from you - these are the people you need on your team.
3. Equip Your Team
Not only do you need a strong team, but they need to be equipped to work without you. This means you need to have standard SOPs on how you approach weddings and events so they can confidently lead the couple and guests along the way. You also have to equip your team with a solid timeline. Remember, you're the one who's been planning for 8-12+ months and while you may have a lot of info in your head from all of the discussions, your team can't read your mind. They need everything clearly documented in a way that's easy for them to follow.
As you grow not only your business but also your personal relationships - you'll realize that your ability to leverage a team is critical to growing with grace and ease, instead of constant stress and chaos. As you know, Planners Who Profit is the home of next-level training for event planners, so we always focus on content designed to get you to your next level - fast. We're excited to share that our focus for Planners who Profit LIVE 2024, including the pre-event trainings that begin in Fall 2023 is about growing a solid team as you grow your clientele. We've made it easy by including ticketing types that make it easy to bring a team member along to grow with you!
Tickets are going fast, and now's a great time to get the best possible rate to join us! Visit www.plannerswhoprofitlive.com to secure your ticket today for you and your team! And remember to use code AISLEPLANNER at checkout to get a super sweet deal reserved only for our fellow Aisle Planners!
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