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Coping With the Career Stress of Being A Wedding Planner During Wedding Season

April 7, 2022

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With weddings, we know there are no do-overs. That’s what makes being a wedding planner and part of the wedding industry in general challenging. There’s a lot at stake for your client’s wedding–and you want to make sure you get it right. But with that responsibility, you’ll find yourself dealing with wedding planning stress. Inside this article, I want to share some tools to manage your wedding planning stress, especially during your wedding season.

With weddings, we know there are no do-overs. That’s what makes being a wedding planner and part of the wedding industry in general challenging. There’s a lot at stake for your client’s wedding–and you want to make sure you get it right. But with that responsibility, you’ll find yourself dealing with wedding planning stress. Inside this article, I want to share some tools to manage your wedding planning stress, especially during your wedding season.

I was a wedding planner for over 12-years, and during my time working with clients, I've faced every stressful situation imaginable. Perhaps the most challenging part about being a wedding planner is knowing that everything is *not* within your control… but you feel a personal responsibility to help, manage, and fix all of it.

How do you manage wedding planning stress? Whether you're on the ground at an event or dealing with an unforeseen issue in the planning process… Let’s talk about it.

Beat Wedding Planner Stress by Changing Your Soundtrack

When we’re stressing about something, it’s easy to let that stress consume our thoughts. Whether you’re dealing with a client issue or a problem that needs handling, a soundtrack can quickly emerge inside your head–and it’s all you can think about.

Those thoughts come roaring through your mind. Thoughts like…

“What am I going to do next?”

“Is my client going to be pissed? What if they blame me for this?”

“How can I solve this problem?”

Your thoughts can quickly spiral out of control when you're stressed. Instead of letting your anxiety and stress consume you, change your soundtrack. Find a way to focus on something else for a while. Load up your favorite podcast, listen to music, or read something uplifting. I love going for a workout when I'm feeling stressed or when my thoughts are getting the best of me.

Switch up your environment and change your soundtrack. Then, come back with a fresh perspective.

With weddings, we know there are no do-overs. That’s what makes being a wedding planner and part of the wedding industry in general challenging. There’s a lot at stake for your client’s wedding–and you want to make sure you get it right. But with that responsibility, you’ll find yourself dealing with wedding planning stress. Inside this article, I want to share some tools to manage your wedding planning stress, especially during your wedding season.

Call On Past Experiences To Combat Wedding Planner Stress

This isn't your first rodeo, even if it is your first wedding.

You’ve been here before. It doesn’t feel like it, but you have. And that’s because you’ve done hard things in your life–and you will do them again. Take a moment and remember the last time you dealt with a tricky situation. You’re still here, right? Right.

When wedding planning stress hits, remember that you're a boss who's handled things in the past. You figured it out, moved past it, and have lived to tell the tail.

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Combat Wedding Planner Stress By Finding Your Gratitude

This might sound hokey, but it works. Take five minutes to write down what you’re grateful for today. List out all the good things in your life and your career that bring you happiness. Finding your gratitude can help you see the bigger picture.

In moments of stress or as the anxiety of your job builds, gratitude for the good will always keep you ground. It helped me in some of the most stressful situations I've ever experienced, and I know it'll help you.

Hold up – are you looking for some extra support to combat the wedding season craziness and stress?

Come and join us inside The Planner’s Playbook! Inside my coaching community for wedding planners, you'll find all the training, support, guidance, and community you need to tackle whatever wedding season throws your way.

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In case you need a refresher - I'm Candice! And I believe you shouldn't have to do business (or happy hour) alone.

I help wedding pros of ALL kinds build a profitable business with purpose. 

I've been mentoring wedding pros since 2011, mostly while I was growing my renowned wedding planning & design company.

In 2019, I sold my 6-figure business so I could help you build the kind of business that you want. There are so many ways we can connect to help you grow your business! Here are a few:

🎙 Check out my podcast, The Power in Purpose
📹 Watch my YouTube channel if you're five years or less into your business
📗 Join me inside my community for planners, The Planner's Playbook
💡Apply to be inside my high-level mastermind for women in the wedding industry, WeddingPro Insiders

Building the kind of wedding business you want doesn't have to be hard. In fact, growing your business can be easy.

The secret to growing your business quickly is working with someone who has been where you want to go. And I'm that guy! 😉

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “Candice, should I raise my price?”

I know this is a struggle point for most business owners, makers, and service providers. No matter if you’re brand new to business or you’ve been in business for a gazillion years, we feel really self conscious about our price.

We hem and haw over whether we should increase it or keep it where it is, and start asking questions like...

👀 How do I know if I am ready for a price increase?
👀 What should my pricing be??
👀 What does it mean if I start charging more money?
👀 What will happen if I raise my rates? Will my clients abandon me?

I have to admit - the answer to whether you should increase your price isn’t as straight forward as I’d like it to be, which is why I recorded today’s episode!  

While it is a process to raise your rates, this episode of The Power in Purpose podcast will help you understand better when it’s smart to raise your price - and the strategy behind raising your rates. 

I also talk about the repercussions of a price increase - because I know you’re scared of that, too.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on todays episode!
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First, what did you think of my analogy about ‘tweaking’ your brand into something that becomes unrecognizable?

On the podcast this week I’ve got a special guest: my own brand designer and strategist, @nicoleayang!

Nicole and I are talking about HOW to create an instantly recognizable brand, WHY it’s important to your success - and branding trends with think are TIRED 🥱.

It’s an episode filled with branding gems from one of the smartest and most talented branding strategists I know!

👉🏼 I’d love to know what your take away is from this episode - and if I should have Nicole back for another round of branding truth bombs?! 💣

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