Category Archives: Business secrets

Wedding Planning | Four Tools I Use for a Better Client Experience

Wedding Planning can be hard to keep track of even when it’s just your own. Now imagine planning a wedding for multiple clients at a time! Any reputable wedding planner you hire will be juggling multiple weddings at a time, it’s how they organize each client, and the systems and processes they have in place that…

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  • Charity - OMG I’m so excited to hear about Sortd. I knew a lot of these already, but that one is new for me! Thanks for the suggestion!ReplyCancel

    • Meagles13 - It’s tricky to get used to, but it does make a difference in organization!ReplyCancel

The Cost of a Wedding Planner

Lately, on more than one occasion, I’ve been asked how I set my fees. The current trend amongst the industry would be to respond with ” I don’t have to justify my pricing or my value.” but friends, it is my job to educate my (potential) clients. That’s the role I choose to take on, and…

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  • Christine Kirby - A wedding planner is certainly worth the weight in gold!  I have been to weddings where there was a wedding planner and where there was not – the difference is night and day!  (And on the professional side, I enjoy working with wedding planners and their clients to incorporate my stationery & calligraphy into the big picture of the wedding.)  It is a seamless and enjoyable process!ReplyCancel

    • Meagles13 - Thanks so much for your comment! I’m glad you can clearly tell the difference, that’s important to us! xoReplyCancel

  • Christina - Love your high road approach of educating your clients and your post is very well written! Bravo!ReplyCancel

    • Meagles13 - Thanks so much Christina! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Great information! As a brand new planner myself, I’m realizing how important it is to be able to educate potential clients on what they gain from investing in a planner, and I think that your advice is wonderful. It’s so clear that you put a lot of thought into writing this, and I can only imagine that you must put the same attention and care into your work with your clients. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Meagles13 - Thanks so much Kelly! I did take a lot of time and thought to write this out in hopes of helping potential clients to understand the value!

      Thank you for your wonderful comment! xoxoReplyCancel

Business Announcement: The BOSS retreat

I’m so excited to announce a project near and dear to my heart. If you follow me on social media, you probably already know about the BOSS retreat, but in case you don’t, here is the low-down. Firstly, I’ve always been a big supporter of continuing education and love to assist and inspire others. I…

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Business Advice: Listing Prices on Your Website

Ah, the controversial decision of whether or not to list your prices on your website… As you can see on my website, I do choose to list my starting prices, and for me that works. It may or may not work for you, but this is why I believe you should list your prices. I…

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  • Christine March - Meaghan, this is something I’ve wrestled with, as I think many planners have. I’ve opted to NOT post prices on my site for a couple of reasons:

    1) Every wedding is different and each couple’s needs are different. I like to meet the couple first and then I create a customized quote.

    2) I don’t want couples to be scared off by pricing. The initial meeting is my opportunity to explain in greater detail what my services will be and their value to the bride and groom.

    Having said that I have considered posting starting prices. As you say, at the least you know you’re getting serious enquiries.ReplyCancel

    • Meagles13 - Thanks for your input Christine!

      Everyone should do what they feel comfortable with. Even though each quote is customized, having a starting or average price point on your site gives the couple an idea of what they will be looking to spend. You can talk about your services all you want to each couple, but more likely than not if it’s not in the budget, it’s just not in the budget.

      I do understand wanting to have the opportunity to explain in great detail what it is that we do as planners, but also feel that I would rather spend that time explaining what I do to serious couples who know they can swing the cost of a planner and are looking to find out the benefits of hiring one.

      Let us know if you ever decide to try listing your prices and how it turns out for you!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Partner - Meaghan,

    I completely agree with you. I fought with myself on whether or not I should post my pricing or not. I started with not doing it because thought it may have been tacky, but then realized I am the type of person who when doing research likes to know the pricing before I waste anyone else’s time. At the same time I agree with the other side of the argument as well, you don’t want to scare anyone off by pricing. But in the end all that matters is what is comfortable for you and that it works for your business!ReplyCancel

  • Alisha - As someone who is still working this part of my business out, I really appreciate seeing the flip side of the price/no price argument. Thank you for writing this thought-provoking piece!ReplyCancel

Trouvaille: The Workshop

Last week I attended the Trouvaille Workhop hosted by Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events. It was amazing. You see, I fully believe that continuing your education, networking with like-minded individuals and a surge of motivation is what every business owner (new or old) needs. It can be so easy to fall into a routine of…

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