Happy #WeddingWednesday, Planner Friends! Today on The Bridal Society‘s blog, we have our first guest article of 2018! Today’s post is another piece of our contributor content brought to you from Pamela Herrera-Littlejohn of Aisle Say Yes. Read what she has to say about how our certification through The Bridal Society is so much more than just a piece of paper.
Educated – Motivated – Empowered – Official – Confident
These are just a few words bursting out of people’s mouths after completing The Bridal Society’s Wedding Planning Certification Conference. I mean let’s talk about this … you’ve been thinking about becoming a wedding planner for quite some time but you’re completely terrified of stepping out and finally pursuing this beautiful dream. You’ve set out some goals for the year and then you come across this pretty cool certification program. But do you really need to be certified? What’s really in it for you? Keep reading to find out how this wedding planning certification is so much more than just a piece of paper and how much it can help you jumpstart your career in wedding planning.
When it comes to pursuing any career, there is nothing more valuable than a great education. When you sign up to take The Bridal Society’s Wedding Planning Certification Conference, you’re not just paying for a piece of paper to flaunt and show off to the world, you’re making an investment toward your future. This course will walk you through everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) from A-Z in wedding planning. Not only do you learn the process of planning a wedding from start to finish, you get step-by-step instructions on how to turn this passion into a real-life business – whether it’s selecting a business entity type, creating the perfect client experience, or even pricing your packages to reflect your worth, they’ve got you covered! Throughout this certification process, you even get real examples on how to conduct a client consultation and overcome objections, which is super helpful to those who are new or struggling to make a sale.
SENSE OF CONFIDENCE
Can we all agree that confidence goes a long way? It has been proven that when you are educated in a certain topic, confidence just radiates off of you. You feel as though you can walk into any situation, whether it be a consultation, networking event, or vendor meeting, and captivate the whole room. Well, this is exactly what will happen after you take this course. When meeting with a client (in most cases), just being able to say that you are a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society makes you more reputable, which will help the clients trust you. When you’re confident, you are bound to book more of those ideal clients, connect with more of those “dream” vendors, and become a source of motivation in your community. You know that super successful planner who’s always in a great mood and super passionate about their job? It all started with that inner confidence.
How would it feel to have your very own squad of 3000+ planners cheering you on? Ahhh-mazing right?! Well that’s exactly what it’s like when you get certified through The Bridal Society. You’re not just joining an email list, you’re joining a family of planners from all levels of experience. And the best part is that they are willing to guide you each and every step of the way. The level of support is mind-blowing in this organization! There is no such thing as a silly question in this family, so take advantage of the private forum (which will become available to you after you get certified) and ask away! You’ll get different perspectives on all things wedding, like what shoes to wear on the big day, deals going on at bridal shops, key business practices, and so much more. Not only are these planners there to offer great advice, but they might even send some business your way – now that’s what I call a family!
Once you receive your hard-earned certificate, it doesn’t end there. When you join The Bridal Society, there are so many opportunities you can take advantage of to grow both personally and professionally. Whether you need additional one-on-one coaching or want to learn more about a specific area of planning, such as branding or destination weddings, they’ve got you covered. One of the best perks of becoming a part of this amazing organization is having access to partnerships within the industry, which offer a great way to grow your business! You get a chance to join forces with reputable companies, which allows you to offer additional services to your clients such as invitations and tuxedos. And last but not least, leadership roles within the organization give you a chance to step out of your comfort zone and try something new while giving back to that supportive community that welcomed you with open arms.
There you have it!
See how a certification through The Bridal Society is so much more than just a piece of paper? Yes, it may look pretty in a frame hanging over your desk, but when you think about ALL that certificate represents it is so much more valuable!
Now what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself today and start investing in your future. I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed!