Looking to start a small business where I sell invitations, favors, and also assist in weddding planning?

by DIY wedding planner on December 5, 2012


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I would love to do the seating charts, send out the invitations and receive the responses, centerpieces for showers things like that. What my question is if you were a bride would you hire someone to do those little things so you wouldn’t have to deal with it. Also, how to go about starting something like that?

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Kristin B December 5, 2012 at 5:48 am

Some brides would certainly be interested in those kinds of services.. although most brides would not. Essentially (from what I have read here) You would be doing some of the things wedding planners do, but not providing as many services as they do. Would you be MAKING the invites, or just mailing and receiving? Would you be MAKING the centerpieces, or just picking them up and delivering them? Most brides family members could perform those tasks for them for free.

I did my wedding by myself, with help from family and friends, and it certainly was not so overwhelming that we needed outside help.

My advice to you is this:
#1. Write out a detailed list of all services you would perform.
#2. Do this service for a friend or colleague for free, then ask that friend to write a testimonial for you.

A good place for you to advertise would be on wedding sites (most states have wedding sites..) and wedding shows. you can google “wedding shows (enter state here)” and you should come up with a few. generally they are pretty inexpensive.
I don’t want to put a damper on your dreams, it just seems like unless you are offering a product vs a service which is already readily available for free through family and friends, you will not be very successful.

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Elevating Your Business December 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

Go to the library or book store and read a few books on the subject. Do some research on your favorite search engine, too.

For a listing of business plan resources, free and paid, visit

http://www.TheResourceQueen.com/favorites/businessplans.html

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