There a few events in life more important than a wedding. It is a day when everything must go according to plan. In the United States alone, more than four million people tie the knot annually, with over $85 billion spent on services and products. Not surprisingly, many couples are hiring wedding planners to help coordinate their special day, and business opportunities for such consultants abound. Even if you know how to make a wedding happen with elegance and style, and with stellar organization, making the leap to offering your services professionally requires a specialized skill set, one that can be learned in this book. With How to Start a Home-Based Wedding Planning Business in hand, you can gain the know-how and perspective to become the wedding planner everyone wants to hire. Uniquely, this book covers not only general weddings but religious ceremonies, destination weddings, multicultural weddings, vendor services specific to weddings, wedding-planning timetables, wedding styles, outdoor/tented weddings, and the emotional nuances of the wedding client. It will channel your creativity and show you how to get your business off the ground. You'll be the one couples turn to-and make money doing so!
Author: Jill S. Moran Publisher: Globe Pequot Press Published: 01/13/2009 Pages: 192 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.05lbs Size: 9.10h x 7.40w x 0.90d ISBN: 9780762749393
About the Author Jill Moran has been the owner of an award-winning event-planning business for more than thirteen years and has coordinated events throughout the United States and internationally for both corporate and social clients. She is one of only 150 people worldwide who have earned the Certified Special Event Professional designation. She has held various Board positions for the International Special Events Society and was President of the New England Chapter in 2003 - 2004. Nominated in 2006 and 2007 as Best Wedding Planner by CBS4 A-List, she was also the featured speaker at the American Bridal Associations meeting presenting on Building a Wedding Planning Business. Websites: featured contributor to www.ratracerebellion.com and on a webcast for Starting A Biz website: http: //www.startingabiz.com/starting-an-event-planning-business/. She lives in Medfield, Massachusetts.