Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What to bring with you to meetings and consultations

Brides Wedding Planning Box
Just a quick tip:
When you go to all your meetings, be prepared and as educated as possible.  It doesn't necessarily mean that you'll have to bring out all 329 of the magazine rippings, spreadsheets, brochures and quotes you've collected; but it does mean that no matter where the meeting goes, you'll have something to help you "show what you mean".
Some things that are very helpful:
  • Photos of your dress and the bridesmaids dresses
  • A floorplan of the sites you'll be using for your events
  • Lists and contact info of any vendors you've decided to work with
  • Your instant answer sheet with tentative event dates, times, locations, budgets and guest counts
Also, don't be afraid to have more than a binder, sometimes an organized planning box is easier.  It just proves that you're prepared and ready to do business.  And for once in your life, this business is fun.  Please believe me when I say that the wedding professionals that you visit will be incredibly happy that you've walked in their door! 

101 Destination Wedding Planning Tips

From the editors of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons