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Creative partners are always asking what they can do to catch the eye of a wedding planner, but few focus on the things they do that create friction. In this episode we will discuss the 10 things vendors do that wedding planners absolutely hate! MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https:/…
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In this episode of Andrea Eppolito's Wedding Business Coaching podcast, we dive into the nuanced difference between being popular and being the best in the wedding planning industry. Join Andrea as she explores what it means to achieve mastery and excellence versus gaining widespread visibility and influence. Learn how the best wedding planners pri…
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Today, we tackle a common challenge faced by many emerging wedding planners: How to close sales when competing against much more established planners. Andrea shares proven strategies for winning over ideal clients even without an extensive portfolio. Discover the power of storytelling, leveraging unique value propositions, building a strong online …
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"Bridging the Gap: Transitioning from Social to Corporate Events," is tailored for wedding planners and social event coordinators looking to expand their portfolios into the corporate world. In this episode, Andrea shares her expert insights on adapting the skills honed in the wedding industry to meet the specific needs of corporate clients. Listen…
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This podcast episode delves into a rarely discussed but crucial aspect of the wedding industry: handling potential leads that suddenly ghost professionals after initial inquiries or consultations. As a wedding planner, I dedicate a tremendous amount of time to my clients and potential clients. From our initial discovery call to the development of b…
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Mistakes Happen. To err is human, but in the high-stakes world of luxury wedding planning a mistake can derail an entire experience. We have all made mistakes. What sets the good apart from the great is how we learn from them. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito…
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Are you stuck in the rut of being "just"....Just a wedding planner. Just a photographer. Just a florist. There are five things you can do to move beyond your core competency and grow your business. Identify Your Transferable Skills. Educate Yourself Continuously. Network Strategically. Start Small, Think Big. Embrace Failure as a Learning Tool. MY …
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Am I offended by the Mob Wife Aesthetic trend? Not my usual content, but let's go... MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/speaking Online Education: https://courses.andreaeppolito.com/ Are you …
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What can Rothy's (shoe brand) teach us about customer service? Is it more important to be right on paper or to do what is right? A story about great customer experience. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://www.andre…
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New Year, New Partners Happy New Year 2024 and Welcome to Season 7 of the Podcast! In this episode, we are talking about the new year and why it is so important to review your partners and make changes as needed. GOAL SETTING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOuf5UoFyJE BUY THE GOAL SETTING BOARD: https://shop.andreaeppolito.com/trello_board WHY WO…
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Turning down $250,000 weddings sounds crazy to some people, but I do it all the time. Let's talk about why I turn down clients, even when I don't have another one on the books! MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://ww…
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SIGN UP FOR THE WEDDING DESIGNER MASTERCLASS What is the process of design? How do you move from being a wedding planner to a designer? If art is a question, design is the answer! Let's talk about the process of design and where inspiration comes from. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: …
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Do you want to be an industry speaker? Here are my Top 5 Tips for emerging speakers: 1. Understand WHY you are speaking. 2. Know who you are speaking to. 3. Know Your Topic In and Out! 4. Create compelling visuals. 5. Don’t be a distraction. TO LEARN MORE....Listen and check out the links below: MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andr…
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I'm a wedding planner without a wedding to plan. For the first time in 13+ years, I do not have an active wedding on the books. What does that say about me? About my business? About the future of the market and my work? Let's discuss. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andrea…
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Managing a Luxury Budget: How Wedding Planners Help Maximize 6 and 7 Figure Weddings Discover the ultimate guide to crafting the luxury wedding of your dreams. From exclusive venues to bespoke experiences and elegant design details, we delve deep into the world of high-end wedding planning. For couples who appreciate the finest things in life and w…
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In this episode, we delve into the world of transactional relationships dressed up as friendships in our professional space. These relationships, characterized by their short-term, give-and-take nature, might seem efficient on the surface. However, their over-reliance can have detrimental effects. On a personal level, they can lead to feelings of i…
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Dive deep into the world of luxury weddings as we break down the distinct roles of a wedding planner and a wedding designer. Understand the unique value each brings to your grand celebration. Are you planning a lavish wedding and striving for perfection in every detail? Deciding between a planner and a designer is more than just logistics vs. aesth…
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Mastering High-Value Styled Shoots: A Guide for Wedding Planners Welcome to Andrea Eppolito Events, your go-to source for wedding planning excellence! In this video, we're diving deep into the world of styled shoots and how wedding planners can produce high-value, jaw-dropping visuals that captivate clients and showcase your skills. 🌟 What You'll L…
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Welcome to Andrea Eppolito Events, your trusted resource for all things wedding planning! In this video, we're delving into the art of team building for wedding planners. Building a cohesive team is vital for success in the fast-paced and dynamic world of wedding planning. 🌟 What You'll Learn in This Video 🌟 Building from the Top Down: We'll begin …
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Welcome to Andrea Eppolito events Wedding channel! In this video, we're diving into the world of wedding inspiration. I'm sharing my secrets on where I find the most captivating and innovative ideas that make weddings truly unforgettable. 👰 Couples as Muse: First, I'll reveal how the unique love stories of each couple I work with inspire fresh, per…
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Welcome back to Andrea Eppolito Events! Today, we're diving deep into a hot topic: "Leggings Aren't Pants". 🚫👖 Whether you agree or disagree, this discussion isn't just about leggings but the larger conversation about why dressing well matters. From first impressions to self-confidence, your attire can impact so many aspects of your life. ✨ Excitin…
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Should Wedding Pros Advertise? Is it safe to buy a listing on The Knot? Welcome to Andrea Eppolito's Wedding Business Insights channel! If you're a wedding professional looking to boost your bookings and grow your business, you're in the right place. In this video, we'll explore a crucial question: "Should Wedding Pros Advertise?" We'll dive deep i…
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Mastering Communication Clauses in Wedding Business Contracts - Expert Guide Welcome to Andrea Eppolito's Wedding Planning and Business Coaching channel! If you're in the wedding industry or planning to start your own wedding business, you've come to the right place. In this video, we're diving deep into the critical topic of "Communication Clauses…
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"Should You Ask a Wedding Planner for a Discount? Expert Advice" Welcome to Andrea Eppolito's Wedding Business Consultant channel! Planning a wedding can be an exciting yet budget-conscious journey. In this video, we'll delve into the question many couples have: "Can you ask a wedding planner for a discount?" I'll provide expert insights to help yo…
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"Demystifying Wedding Planner Pricing: What You Need to Know" Welcome to Andrea Eppolito's channel dedicated to celebrating life, luxury, and above all else, lovel! If you're newly engaged or in the midst of wedding planning, understanding wedding planner pricing is essential. If you are a wedding pro and need to understand pricing structures, this…
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Go where you are celebrated. This is a lesson that I am trying to teach my children and it resonates deeply in me with regards the business. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/speaking Online…
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#weddingplanner #weddingbusiness #weddingpros Las Vegas Wedding Planner and Educator Andrea Eppolito discusses what to do when leads are down in your business. There are a series of steps you can take to keep your business moving in the right direction even when the economy is slow. Here is what to do when the phone stops ringing. MY SERVICES Luxur…
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Trust is the foundation of every relationship I have, and it is the emotional currency at moves me through the world. We have all in the victims of a breach of trust, and we have all breached trust with others. In this episode, we discuss whether or not you can and should move past a breach and how. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.…
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This weekend I celebrated the 12th Anniversary of Andrea Eppolito Events. To commemorate this milestone, I am sharing the top 12 things I have learned about owning and operating a business. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearance…
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ASK ANDREA: Can I have a side hustle? Is it OK to develop a side hustle if you are trying to make a name for yourself as an established and high end wedding planner? How can you successfully diversified to create multiple streams of income as a creative? One of the pitfalls involved with starting another business? We are answering those questions t…
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The design process. Much of the content I have created this year has been dedicated to the winter wonderland wedding I created in Lake Tahoe. There was a great response to the YouTube series, with many people asking about the design process. In this episode, I talk to you through my internal process of meeting with a client, pulling out pieces of i…
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Is my art for everyone? And is it acceptable to compromise on my core view of the world in order to make a sale? If you have been here, long enough, you know that the answer is no, and no! I truly believe that wears creatives build businesses for very specific clients. To take on a piece of business that does not truly resonate with your worldview …
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After my last two episodes I had someone reach out to me, sharing that this is a hard year and they don't know whether they should quit or stay in the industry. Listen to my answer here. YOUTUBE MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appea…
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"My main question for you is how do you get your foot in the door as a wedding planner when you are just starting out?" Let's discuss. YOUTUBE MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/speaking Onli…
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After 20 years, I have quit WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers). While this program was instrumental in changing my life in my 20s, I learned that it was no longer serving me. It makes me wonder how many other things we hold on to that no longer serve us or our businesses. Is it time to quit? MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andr…
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Volunteering as a marketing effort. Should you donate your goods and services to a charity in exchange for press? When should you contribute and how do you go about marketing yourself? MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: ht…
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What To Do When You Are Stuck Between a Client and a Vendor. How do I handle being stuck between a client an vendor? The simple answer is that I default to the contract, listen to both sides, and ultimately follow my moral compass. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaepp…
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Managing a client's budget. Ashley Fox asked how I manage a client's budget, who signs the contracts, and how money changes hands. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/speaking Online Education…
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Nobody Care, Work Harder. And Smarter. During my "sick leave" I really struggled with the idea of not producing content the way that I was previously. I kept hearing this voice in my head saying, "Nobody care, work harder" and I needed to blend that with my need to self care while I managed my health. So here we are, working smarter and harder. MY …
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Have you or your clients ever been overcharged? Simply because a partner believes that they can afford it? Predatory pricing and inflated fees based on the assumption that a client or a business can afford it are a rampant problem in our industry (and the world at large). Let's talk about how to avoid it. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https:…
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Welcome to 2023! It's a new year, but the old you. The best way to get better is to get really intentional and honest about who you are, who you want to be, and how you want to show up in the world. Let's take stock in ourselves, design the lives we want, and then apply those attributes to our businesses. Goal Setting Review. WATCH my video on Goal…
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My friends, we have talked about this! It's time to start dressing like PROFESSIONALS! On one hand, I am shocked and saddened by the fact that we as an industry are not presenting ourselves as professionals. On the other hand, I am grateful to see questions from wedding pros that want to be better. You DO NOT need to dress in designer. You can find…
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Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is a guest on the Wedding MBA podcast. Join me at the Wedding MBA 2022 here in Las Vegas where I will be speaking about trends. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting Speaking & Appearances: https://www.andre…
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Being there is not the same as belonging there. It's an unpopular opinion, but I wholeheartedly believe that you know when you are in the right room. And you should do everything you can to avoid the wrong ones. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/consulting…
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If tipping dead? In a post-Covid world many creative professionals are noticing a reduction in tipping and gratuity. How do you handle questions about gifting? What verbiage should you use when asked about tipping procedures? Let's discuss. MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.…
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If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Never has that been more true for me than in this moment in Hawaii. I am incredibly grateful to this industry, our community, and this beautiful place. YOUTUBE MY SERVICES Luxury Wedding Planning: https://www.andreaeppolito.com Wedding Business Consulting: https://www.andreaeppolito.com/co…
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I'm "Out of the Office" and on vacation, with no OOO assistant on! Let's talk about why the OOO auto-email drives me crazy and 5 ways to prepare your clients for your absence. I have not taken an official vacation in years. All of our family vacations have been tacked on to work trips, and it's high time I start to enjoy my life again! As a small b…
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Are paid lists worth it? Paying for accolades and inclusion on a "Best Of" or the 'Top 40 Under 40" list may seem like a good idea, but is there really any ROI? Do you get anything beyond social proof? And ultimately, who are you going to impress and why? My belief is that paying for inclusion does not result in the ROI that you need it to and that…
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How are you doing? We are halfway through 2022, and I wanted to check in with our community and ask how we are doing. Do you feel like you have control over your business and your life? Are you living that kind of lifestyle that you can be proud of? Do you feel like you're in control? After everything that I've been through in my personal life and …
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Difficult, demanding clients are a fact of life and a normal part of owning a business. Here are 10 steps to help you deal with demanding clients in your creative services business. Do you have questions for me? Visit www.andreaeppolito.com/ask and help me create the content YOU need. #customerservice #entrepreneur #andreaeppolito MY SERVICES Luxur…
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