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ARTICLE BY REFINE COLLECTIVE MEMBER: CINDY SAVAGE OF AISLE LESS TRAVELED IN SEATLLE, WASHINGTON.  So, I was browsing a wedding group on Facebook today, like I do, and a frequently-asked-question came up: How much does a day-of-coordinator cost? I popped in with my standard reply: that most experienced professionals charge $2000-$3000 for Wedding Management and that planners who travel (like me) […]

Collective Contributor: Why are Wedding Planners so “Expensive”?

cost of a wedding planner

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

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)

PITA. Bridezilla. Rouge. MIA. <- we’ve all had these types of clients and the end result is that they inevitably blame us for things way beyond our control.

The one that haunts me the most …..

3 Ways to CYA as a Wedding Planner

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

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