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Wedding Planning Business

With every day, weddings are becoming more and more exuberant and overwhelmingly expensive. Some would even say, the wedding business is a ‘recession-proof business.’ However, given the significance of the event, people like to spend crores of rupees. The wedding budget can go from 1 to 5 lakh going up to approx 72 crore rupees. According to the entrepreneur, this is exactly the cost of Isha Ambani’s (Mukesh Ambani’s daughter) wedding.

If you are a creative enthusiast who likes to take responsibility, likes to explore, manage teams, and get work done in a team, then starting a wedding planning business is a great idea. However, all you need to have is a little experience in organizing events and functions. 

This is no good idea to hire a team for your business if you are just getting started. Many successful wedding planners suggest working with some good planners in the industry, get experience, and then start with a small function where you should hire freelancers to get your work done. Till the time you become good at it, say do 6-7 wedding events a month, then you can keep a full-time team for your business.

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In this blog, we will help you get started with your own wedding planning business.

If you are planning to become a full-stack wedding planner, then keep in mind that you need to take care of everything at the wedding. From the very beginning to the end of the wedding and the packings.

From hiring carters to managing travel bookings, decorations, wedding venues, beauticians, musicians, and stylists are some of the important arrangements on the list that you need to take care of like a wedding planner.

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There are 4 major things that need to be done to kick start the wedding planner business. But these are the most important element to kick off your business, so make sure you qualify for each one of them.

1. Experience

This is the most important and key element to start your wedding planning business. It is necessary to have worked with some good planners and a team to start a business of your own. To do so, make sure you work with some event coordinators, companies to gain some knowledge about events and the way of organizing, planning, and executing. 

2. Networking

The second most important element in starting a wedding planning business is to have a reliable network of vendors for the supplies that you require to plan a wedding. 

3. Investment

To kick start your business, it is necessary to have the financial ability to start your brand. To get started with your initial orders, you need to have a capital anywhere between 5-10 lack rupees. 

4. Branding

There are so many free channels where you can market your brand. However, it is advisable to invest in marketing only after you have some work to showcase. Make sure that word-of-mouth plays a great role in starting your wedding planning business. For marketing, we would suggest you create a stunning website, handle your social media channels properly to create a lasting impact.

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