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Welcome to the Refine Blog

I want to talk about the Refine ideal client. Because yes, I have one…   I want to talk about who I’m seeking to cultivate community with…   Who I’m seeking to help grow….   Who I’m seeking to speak into my life as well, challenging me and holding me accountable to be a better […]

The Ideal Refiner

Thank you Lauren Grove and Caroline Brown for serving us today with your helpful live Q&A around the legalities we as vendors are facing. Those hyperlinks will take you to valuable resources both ladies have for you right now. Follow them both on social media for real time updates as new ideas and resources become […]

Notes from a COVID-19 Contract Chat with Every Last Detail and Engaged Legal

WOW! What a time. Guys… I’m so so sorry this is happening to you. How crappy. I want to start by saying that your feelings are real, the cost is so heartbreaking and the loss of a dream or expectation is more than fair to grieve. Simply put, it’s awful. As an old married lady […]

An Open Letter to Couples during COVID-19

Hi! I’m Amber, leader of Refine for Wedding Planners and I hope you are able to get the support you need here. We are a very encouraging group of planners that live to support each other as we learn and grow in our businesses. But let’s get right to it! You have zero time for […]

COVID-19 Email Templates for Wedding Planners

Today, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jenny Demarco about some of the greatest grievances between planners and photographers.     And of course, while recording- my husband surprised me by coming home for lunch as today is our anniversary! And alas, I lost the recording when he started streaming something, not realizing I […]

Navigating Conflict Between Planners and Photographers

Are you a new wedding planner that planned your own wedding and decided you really love it so you jumped into it as a career? I’m going to pick on you in this post, only because it’s a stereotype and the odds are, that’s how most of us got started. That’s actually how I became […]

How to become a Wedding Planner

Due to health (Lyme’s Disease once upon a time and severe post-partum depression), I’ve had much harder years. Though, this is the first “hard year” I’ve had that was paired with the business systems I implemented in the last couple of years and y’all, I conquered this MFer like a boss. I can see the […]

My 2018 Year in Review

I’m blown away at the mercies REFINE has brought to my family and want to thank you all for believing in me. The Black Friday sale produced what is typically 2-3 months of income for me. In one week. I can’t express to you what a blessing it is to have reached this point in […]

Thank you!

I love talking about vendor relationships. Friendors are the lifeline of my business. I mean I’m all about advertising but with friendors, I really don’t have to do much of it. They are my bread and butter and you better know I treat them like it. These relationships didn’t happen overnight but if you’re a […]

12 Ways to Build Strong Vendor Relationships as a Wedding Planner

Being emotionally available to a client establishes trust and connectivity and one reason that benefits you is that when something does go wrong, they are less likely to snap at you. They will identify you as a human that cares about them and has genuinely given this process your best effort. 

Checking on Your Client’s Emotional Well-Being (it benefits YOU)

The best form for keeping things on track & PROVING to your clients that you did, even the PITAs.

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