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ARTICLE BY COLLECTIVE MEMBER: LAUREN O’BRIEN OF LAUREN O AND CO. Ah, the wedding guest list. The task that you’ve been dreading but must happen. We know, we know. We want to plan the pretty too but the wedding guest list happens first. You see because we know you hired a dope wedding planner, and […]

Wedding Guest List – Do’s And Do

ARTICLE BY COLLECTIVE MEMBER: LAUREN O’BRIEN OF LAUREN O AND CO. What is Hotel Blocking? Okay, let’s rewind, because I know we just jumped into things. What is hotel blocking? This is a common wedding practice where you reserve a length of rooms at one or two local hotels so guests will be within a […]

The Hotel Blocking Hustle!

ARTICLE BY COLLECTIVE MEMBER: KATY PADILLA OF SCARLET ROSE EVENT PLANNING You’re newly engaged and staring at that sparkly ring on your finger as you type into your Google search bar, ‘day of wedding coordinator.’ My hope is that result leads you to this (or another) blog that tells you: NOPE. Say it with me […]

Why “Day-Of” Coordination Isn’t a Real Thing

ARTICLE BY COLLECTIVE MEMBER: KRISTI FIOLA OF WEDDINGS WITH VERVE One of the biggest regrets that couples have after their wedding isn’t what dinner option they chose, but that they wished they had hired a videographer! Adding another vendor on top of your growing list might sound like too much at first – but we […]

Hire That Wedding Videographer, Now.

ARTICLE BY COLLECTIVE MEMBER: SHELLIE REID WARNER OF REL(EVENT) PLANNING The ring is on your finger and it’s time to capture the love between the two of you now that you are engaged!  Engagement photos can be so much fun and a great way to get to know the photographer you will be working with on […]

You’re Engaged! Smile! Click!

In this episode of Refine for Wedding Planners, I’m chatting with Joe Rogers, a fellow Refiner and seasoned wedding & event planner, all about working with influencers and celebrities. We cover the following in our chat: What it’s like to work with influencers (quirks and all) How to handle the billing & branding A mindset […]

Episode 29. How to Respond to Influencers Wanting Discounted or Free Services | Refine For Wedding Planners with Amber Anderson

Our industry has had some really fantastic conversations about inclusion and diversity over the last couple of years. We still have a lot of work to do, and in this episode, I want to highlight a few overlooked areas. In this conversation, we talk about: Not taking away from the broader issues of race and […]

Episode 28: Inclusivity Involves More Than Just Race or Orientation | Refine For Wedding Planners with Amber Anderson

In this episode, we cover the general nuances of working for less or for free. I talk about: Why someone might work for less or for free Understanding your value When is it okay to work for less or for free Having boundaries when working for less or for free Check out the Wedding Planning […]

Episode 27: When Is It Okay To Work for Free? | Refine For Wedding Planners with Amber Anderson

In this episode, I talk about the process of re-onboarding our postponed clients. I cover the nuance of lacking energy and motivation. I also share the things I’ve tried as I get back into as well. This is new for all of us and I’m not claiming to have figured it out, but I do […]

Episode 26: Re-Onboarding Postponed Clients | Refine For Wedding Planners with Amber Anderson

In this episode, I talk all about working in shifts during the wedding day. We cover the following in our chat: What I even mean by this How I got started Shift timing Properly staffing Benefits and “selling” it to your clients Risks and pushback   Grab your Wedding Planning Process Kit and more at […]

Episode 25: Working in Shifts on the Wedding Day | Refine For Wedding Planners with Amber Anderson

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