ACPWC Tips on How to Start Your Own Wedding Planning Business – Final Article: Organization
The ACPWC’s plan called DIVO – Direction, Influence, Value and Organization – is a series of articles designed to help you successfully get started in your own wedding planning business and is paramount to your success. Our final article covers the topic of Organization.
Organization is essential to your success and is one of the top qualifications that make a professional wedding consultant invaluable. Without organization in your life, you could be spending twice the time needed to get your business up and going. Fortunately organization is an acquirable skill.
Not only is organization important for your business, but it is also important for each wedding or event you run. You will need to create systems that will cover every detail of an event so that nothing is forgotten. Top organizational skills include being detail-oriented, precise and efficient, having the ability to prioritize, having a well-thought out plan in place (and backup plan) prior to starting your project, and detailed checklists to assure it is smooth running.
From overwhelmed brides to forgetful grooms, wedding planners and event coordinators take care of those tiny details that make the wedding everything a bride could want. As their wedding planner, it is your responsibility to remind your couple regularly throughout the planning process of what needs to happen and when. Once you have initially created your system, you can use it for every event you plan.
The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) provides comprehensive training and certification for aspiring wedding consultants and event coordinators. With over 24 years of industry expertise, we have built a program designed specifically for wedding planners and event coordinators that will help make your ideal wedding business a reality.
Whether you are considering becoming a wedding consultant, have already started your business, or are a professional wedding consultant looking to become certified and grow your network, the ACPWC can help.