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Listen y’all. Maybe the Wedding Pro that is sharing this post in their stories right now is too nice to say it, but I’m here to shout it. Ready…? Because I’m full on Enneagram 8 in this blog. Bullies don’t deserve the niceties of my w7. You might be a bully if: 🤡 You’re asking […]

Engaged Couples: You Might Be a Bully if….

In this episode of the Refine Podcast, I’m sharing some pros and cons of working with parents. In this chat, I cover: Why some people love it, why others don’t The complicating factors Things to consider or re-consider How to navigate if choosing to work with parents If not choosing to work with parents, how […]

Episode 35: Working and Planning with Parents

In this episode, I’ve got a “hot take” ego buster for ya on ideal clients. In our chat, I cover: A behavior I’ve observed A challenge to you What you can learn from losing a sale Thanks for listening! Be sure to share, like, and follow! @refineforweddingplanners. Have a great day Refiners!

Episode 34: Why Ideal Clients Don’t Always Book You

In this episode, I talk about protecting your mental health if or when asking clients for feedback. We cover the following in our chat: Being our own worst critic Who and where to get feedback from Challenging ourselves Setting clients up for leaving constructive feedback Take a look at today’s freebie, Destigmatizing Brain Health. Thanks for […]

Episode 33: Mental Health: Asking for Client Feedback

In this episode, I talk about finding support when you’re significant other or circle of people aren’t supportive of your career! We cover the following in our chat: What it looks like when you’re not being supported Reasons this can happen First steps for communicating your needs Finding support where you can Affirmations and checkpoints […]

Episode 32: When Your Life Partner Doesn’t Support You

In this episode, I talk about taking personal, buddies, or group time to turn off all the distractions and get as much done as you can! We cover the following in our chat: – What is a Workcation – Where to do one – How to structure it – Alone? With someone? With a group? […]

Episode 31: Workcations

In this episode, I share my hack for managing the overwhelm you feel when someone asks for time on your calendar. I talk about: Stacking Color Coding Responses Defensively monitoring the days and weeks surrounding each request Taking control of your schedule Don’t forget to like, share and review the Refine Podcast for Wedding Planners!

Episode 30: Defensive Calendaring

Rehearsals are fun and should be easy! Sometimes rehearsals are overthought and take a really long time. Just remember that your planner is there for you on the wedding day. No need to stress about the little things. They will tell you when to go, where to place your hands, to take your wallets of […]

Couples: Tips for Wedding Rehearsal Success

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!

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