Beautiful image of one of Jess´s recent weddings with The Love Hunters.
There are so many online virtual courses out there now for Wedding Planners that all offer great advice and teach you the basics of running a Wedding Planning or Styling business. But after you have taken the course what do you do next? How do you take everything you have learned and actually create your business? Do you decide you need to take another course to find out more and gain more confidence?
Here I will explain one of my clients predicaments, as it was exactly this, so say hello to Jess who now runs her successful company, White Wedding Days.
Jess was working for a company as a copy writing editor for an online portal, as the recession hit in Spain she was put onto a self employed contract and found herself in a situation where she was thinking about alternative employment and dreamed of setting up her own wedding planning business.
Jess completed an online wedding planning course, at quite an expense, however when she had finished her course she did not know how to turn her knowledge learned from her course into an actual business.
This was when a mutual friend suggested she contacted me. I was at a low point in my business where I had been conned by my so called greedy wedding planning partner and having parted company was in a situation where I needed help too.
The wonderful Jess needed experience and I needed help, it was the perfect partnership.
I taught Jess everything she needed to know about running a wedding planning business helping her to put her new found skills and knowledge into creating her dream business. Jess was assigned actual clients and worked through entire weddings from start to finish, including executing the day. I explained contracts with clients, venues and suppliers, timings, style sheets, decoration quotes and of course Jess experienced actual real life on the ground weddings!
Jess was also instrumental in helping me out during a hell of a year, losing my much loved father at the same time, she made me realise I could trust people again after such a nasty business experience.
Within two years Jess had ga