Month: June 2017

Interview with Wedding Stylist and Entrepreneur Kate Cullen

Kate Cullen has been working to create beautiful weddings since 2011, with a focus on beautiful blooms, creative touches and elegant colour palettes. She is based in the stunning Cotswolds in the UK and has enjoyed styling weddings in all types of venues from historic barns to classical manor houses, as well as creating her… Read more »

2 Ways To Discover If A Wedding & Event Career Is Right For You

Wedding Career

We often talk about ‘passion’ and the importance of loving what you do every day in order to have a stimulating and rewarding career. Because you read our blog, I am guessing that for many of you, your passion is weddings and/or events. That is great because our industry needs creative and passionate people to… Read more »

Balancing a fulltime job whilst working on your side hustle

I know many of you are reading this because what you really want to be doing with your time, is working in your wedding or event business, full-time and we want that too. We just love it when our Graduates achieve their goal of launching a business; queue pom poms, marching band and horns!  But, completing… Read more »

Ensuring You Get Paid by Your Wedding Clients

ensuring you get paid

Show me the money. Hopefully, we all love what we do, but we don’t work for free just because we enjoy it. Getting paid can sometimes cause issues and it is certainly hard as you don’t have a product you can refuse to send when your clients don’t pay you. Even though contracts are important… Read more »

Interview with Siobhan Craven-Robins of NAWP

Siobhan Craven-Robins has been planning weddings since 1996- when she established the first ever dedicated wedding planning business in the UK. She is renowned for her unique style, attention to detail and savvy business mind. She has been invited to appear on national radio and TV programs, as well as contribute her expertise to a… Read more »

What's Sales Got To Do With Wedding Planning?

Recently I had to write down a list of skills I use in my work and I hesitated as I went to write the word sales.  Like many women, I have numerous roles in my life, each requiring different functions; from being creative to organised, resourceful and a good communicator.  These are all things I… Read more »

The Shop Front of your Wedding Business

wedding business website

As Wedding and Event Planners most of us won’t have business premises from which people can walk into off the street. It is one of those wonderful businesses that can be run from home without the need of huge overheads. That being the case how then does one get noticed? How do people find you… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – Wedding Fairs – Interview with Louise Campbell

Lizzie Waterson is a recent addition to our New Zealand Academy tutor team, as well as the proud owner of Elizabeth Jean Weddings and Events. She has planned, styled and executed celebrations from an intimate 18 to large scales of over 120+ guests. This week Lizzie interviews Louise Campbell to get her expert advice on exhibiting… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – Having Sales Confidence

sales confidence

Zoe McKeown is an Academy tutor with our UK campus, as well as owner of her successful wedding planning business, Cherish Weddings. This week in our Tuesday Tutorial, Zoe discusses the importance of having sales confidence in your wedding or events business, and reveals some of her tips for getting it! If you are working… Read more »