Starting a Wedding Business: What I wish I had known

The wedding industry is unique in so many ways. It’s one of the things I love about it! But that uniqueness brings it’s own issues. A lot of the general small business advice you read needs to be adapted (not too much scope for repeat sales, for example). And there are some things you’ll only … Read more

Communicating effectively with your wedding clients

Claire Ady is a wedding planner with an enviable niche – she plans weddings in Central Park, New York! Her clients come from all over the world so communication is vital. Here she shares her top tips for effective and efficient communication. Over to Claire: In January of 2011 I moved from my home in … Read more

Running a Wedding Business Part Time – Wiskow & White

Danielle Wiskow and Lucy White launched their wedding planning business, Wiskow & White, in January 2015 offering a bespoke service for destination weddings in Italy. Both combine running their wedding business with full-time employment – an amazing feat of organisation! Lucy tells us how she manages it: How we started Danielle Wiskow and I met … Read more

Expert Interview: Secrets of Twitter Success

When it comes to social media, Twitter often gets overlooked in favour of Facebook, but it’s a powerful marketing platform and one that’s particularly good for networking and building influence in the wedding industry. So how do you get the most from Twitter? I spoke to Alison Tinlin, the UK’s top wedding tweeter, about how … Read more

A passion for British Flowers – my first year in business

Hannah Walker from Bride and Bloom has had an exciting 18 months – becoming a mum, moving out of London and starting a new business! Here she talks to us about her first year in business and the lessons she’s learned. What do you do? A job I love! I provide a very personal and … Read more

From Golf Caddy to Gift Invitations – My first year in business

In this first of a new series we talk to wedding business owners about their first year in business. This week it’s Jo Harrison, founder of Premurosa which means thoughtful in Italian. What do you do? We create unique invitation gift boxes – invitations which include a gift and can be posted directly through a … Read more

How to Build a Winning Team for your Wedding Business

how to build a winning team

This week, Lisa Forde, owner of stationery business The Card Gallery shares her top tips for building a great team for your business. In June of this year, we’ll be celebrating the 10th birthday of The Card Gallery! It’s only at milestone moments that I really take a moment to consider all that we’ve achieved, … Read more

Case Study – Making Wedding Fairs Work

making wedding fayres work

Wedding Fayres (or bridal shows) can be a terrific way to promote your business. It’s the ultimate targeted marketing. But they can also turn into an expensive flop. Jacqueline Sankey of DIY stationery specialist Fuchsia Fairy tells her story of trial and error before finding her way to make wedding fayres (or fairs) a success. … Read more