ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
HOST: Debbie Quain
During this episode I share the system that I follow when planning my client’s wedding.
Now, I’m not suggesting that this is the only way to plan a wedding. In fact, I’m willing to bet that you have your very own way of doing things. But believe me when I tell you that this system makes the wedding planning process (and my life) so much easier.
Here’s the 25-step system that I use whenever I’m hired to plan a wedding for a client.
- Have client(s) sign wedding planner contract
- Send clients a welcome packet
- Conduct first client meeting
- Create client file
- Conduct Client Design meeting
- Research & brainstorm design concepts/ideas
- Create design proposal and present to clients
- Engage/Hire event designer (this could be you!)
- Have client(s) review and sign event design contract
- If you’re the event designer, add design tasks to your Master Timeline
- Begin to Research Wedding Vendors
- Narrow down vendors (3 per category)
- Schedule client vendor meetings
- Help client(s) finalize wedding vendor selections
- Have client(s) review and sign individual wedding vendor contracts
- Transfer wedding vendor contract info to Master Timeline and Wedding-Day Production Schedule
- Conduct ongoing wedding planner tasks
- Create Wedding-Day Production Schedule
- Send Production Day Schedule to Wedding Vendors (for approval)
- Conduct Pre-Wedding vendor meeting
- Stock-up Wedding Day Emergency Kit
- Direct Wedding Rehearsal
- Pre-Wedding ‘huddle’ with my event team
- The Big Day!! Follow the Wedding Day Production Schedule
- Follow-up with clients, wedding vendors and my event team
Whether you plot your steps on paper or keep track of everything electronically, the key thing here is to document and systematize whatever wedding planning method works for you.
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