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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.
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.
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.
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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My friend Tara Melvin of @perfectplanning puts on one of *the best* conferences for creative entrepreneurs and CEOs. This'll be my second time speaking at this conference, so let me share with you a few facts about what you can expect:
👉🏼 Every detail of the event has been well thought out. Tara and her team do NOT play!
👉🏼 Each speaker on stage wants you to walk away with tangible steps to grow your business. There's no fluff here.
👉🏼 The attendees of this conference are exceptional, FUN, high-achieving entrepreneurs who you NEED to be in the room with.
Those are just a few of the reasons why I want you to join me April 11th-13th. Plus, wouldn't it be great to hang in person and connect?!
So, if you're a creative biz owner with an authentic spirit looking to maximize profits, be in control of your business, become a proficient leader, ensure stability for your business, elevate your business, and you're eager to adapt new business intelligence that will allow you to soar in your industry, then join us!
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I’m getting settled back into life after a whirlwind week at @creativeeducatorconference - and I want to share a few things with you.
First, @laylee_emadi put together the most incredible space for learning, connection, and the exchange of ideas. If you’ve ever hosted a live event, then you know how much WORK goes into it. Hats off to Laylee and her team for intentionally creating such a safe place for people to be themselves.
Friends, there’s something magical that happens when people get together. I know (maybe better than most) how the last few years have taken that away from us.
But if I can encourage you to do one thing this year for your business and for yourself it would be to get off Zoom and get in the room with some new people.
It can change your life.
There were so many special moments last week, but the sweetest was *finally* getting to meet some of the women that I’ve been coaching for… I dunno… YEARS?!
We laughed, ate meals, hugged, learned together, talked shit, laughed some more, and had the best time. Ladies, I love you all so much and I can’t wait to do it again.
Laylee, you are brave and brilliant–and I can’t thank you enough for giving me a chance to share a little behind-the-scenes magic of my own business.
To everyone I got a chance to chat with and learn from–thanks for being so generous with your conversation and ideas. You are all amazing-and I can’t wait to see how you make waves and ripples this year!
The day is finally here! The doors to The Planner’s Playbook are officially open!
The Planner’s Playbook is my newest coaching program for wedding planners, and it’s your secret weapon to planning, designing, and coordinating magazine-worthy weddings.
Designed for wedding planners who are three years or less into their business–and it will give you all the training AND support you need to:
🙌🏼 Design high-end, magazine-worthy weddings that bring your couples’ story to life (so you can become that industry taste-maker everyone is dying to work with)
🙌🏼 Plan luxury weddings from A-Z like a pro without having to figure it out on your own (we’re talking big budgets, tented weddings, stellar vendors, and perfected timelines)
🙌🏼 Serve your customers better than your competitors and turn them into raving fans (so they become your word-of-mouth champions and refer *more* luxe clients your way)
🙌🏼 Simplify your planning process with a clear picture of how to work with your clients on any occasion or budget (like your timelines, checklists, workflows, proposals, contracts–you know, all the things)
🙌🏼 Boost your productivity with solid systems and processes that make wedding planning easy (and deliver an incredible client experience)
🙌🏼 Reach a higher-end clientele that’s dying to work with you and craves your one-of-a-kind wedding planning experience (so that you can charge more money and scale your business)
I’ve taken my 12 years of experience in the wedding industry and created this program to teach you everything you need to know about design, planning, and coordination.
💡 Imagine all the things you could accomplish if you had the right resources and support to guide you. Ready to learn more?
👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 Head to plannersplaybook.com to join us inside!
As we built this experience, we put a lot of thought into what you need to build and grow your business.
We know that success follows a proven path, and with the Planner’s Playbook, you'll have everything you need to plan, design, and coordinate high-end weddings.
I'm not joking when I tell you that I've been through *every* wedding planning scenario imaginable. I know that in order to grow your wedding planning business, you've got to become the best in the game.
Inside The Planner's Playbook, we teach you the in's and out's of wedding planning–including how to design and coordinate
You can't do business alone–and as long as I'm around, you'll never have to. That's why we've built community into The Planner's Playbook–where you'll network with other planners from all over the world.
We're just one click away to offer you support, encouragement,
Ever wish you could just jump on a zoom call with someone you admire and ask them all your burning questions?
Inside The Planner's Playbook, we offer you the support you need to grow your wedding planning business. Our monthly coaching calls are your opportunity to get direct, personalized feedback from me (hey!) on just about anything.
When you're a Playbooker, you'll always have a trusted mentor to lean on.
Wanna make progress? You've got to take a step forward.
Inside The Planner's Playbook, you won't just learn how to be the best wedding planner–you'll also have the support system to take action in your business and get shit done.
Imagine all the things you could accomplish if you had the right resources and support to guide you.
To learn more and join us go to 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 plannersplaybook.com
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