Thursday, March 10, 2011

Something New & a Leap of Faith

When I made my New Years nonresolutions there was one thing that I desperately wanted to include but didn't.

This year I'm making a change that will impact my future.

I'm starting a business.

I loved planning our wedding, I researched everything 20 times over and came out of it with a knowledge that most brides don't have.

Word got around (and people saw the pictures & heard the stories of our wedding) and in the 4 months since our wedding I'm working with 4 couples.

I couldn't be more overjoyed to be planning weddings. I love being able to use the wedding knowledge I learned to help make other brides planning go smoother, and so far all of the response I've gotten from my brides has been positive.

I ordered business cards from the wonderful Downtown Paper & Press after I got tired of scrawling my information on random pieces of paper and have been handing them out whenever possible.

I'm starting out slow and seeing where this takes me, it would be awesome to make a career out of planning but if all I do are the three weddings this year I'll be happy with that.

(Who am I kidding, I totally want to become the next Ashley Meaders)

So there you have it, folks, a new adventure, a big leap of faith, and a business without an official name.

PS If you have any good ideas for a name I'd love to hear them!

25 comments:

Micaela said...

i AM SOOOO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU!!! SO VERY HAPPY!!!! and it's amazing that even without an official name, you're already working with some couples! :)

SO AWESOME! esp. because you would be the perfect person to get advice from.

YAY!!! if i think of any names, i'll let you know! :)

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Judith said...

Congratulatioins on your new business! I just started reading your blog and I love it.

I'm not very creative so I can't help you think of a name. But what I am is very practical (so says my husband, my sister, my friends...).

Make sure you create a limited liablity company, get your insurance (liability, professional indemnity etc...), as well as a good accountant.

Limited liablity so if you get sued they can't take your personal aassets, insurance to pay if someone gets hurt, or if you get sued (weddings can be very emotional and things can get out of hand and nasty). And of course the accountant so the IRS doesn't get you.

I hope you don't mind the advice.

Have a great time with your business!

Leah Rife said...

That is SO exciting!! You are chasing your dream and making it happen! I love happy stories like this. :) From the looks of your wedding pictures you definitely know what you're doing.

Amy said...

Sooo exciting!! I have been told by numerous people that I should be a wedding planner, and I am not even married yet! It's a secret dream job of mine, but I love my weekends far too much!!

I loveeee your business card!

I would play off of your blog name for your business name...

or your name, like a play on words with it. I'll put my thinking cap on!

Ashley said...

This is awesome and SOO exciting! Congrats to YOU, you talented girl! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That is SO exciting Cole!

Deidre said...

This is so exciting!!! good for you! :)

everyone calls me bon bon said...

You go girl! THIS is so exciting! Your business cards are beautiful. Hmmm, name ideas...I'll brainstorm a little:-)

P.S. Thanks again for hosting our love story! I had fun with it. xoxo

pocketwonders said...

Wow, that's awesome!! And you working with four couples already?

You'll definately make it out there. :)

MandeeFoFandee said...

this is SO exciting! I'm not gunna lie, I'm a tad jealous - I wanted to plan weddings after planning my own, but never took the necessary steps. I'm sure your clients will LOVE what you turn out for them! can't wait to see what you come up with!

Bethany said...

I'm so stinking proud of you, you are gonna rock this! :)

kitten roar said...

that is so exciting! i am currently in school for public relations and with that i want to do special event management - mostly weddings! that's awesome that you already are working with couples and have business cards and everything. congratulations on your new step in life!

Emma9405 said...

That's kind of my dream job. So excited for you!!

Kate said...

This is truly so exciting. I am so overjoyed for you! Can I get married again so that you'll plan mine?

Seriously, so happy for you!

Jenna said...

Wow! So exciting! I am so happy for you. And yes, also secretly a little jealous.

Also, I think you're blog name would be a perfect name for a wedding planning business also.

Congratulations!!

Scientific Housewife said...

Congrats, that's awesome!

Katie Baba Nielson said...

this is fabulous! i'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear what comes of it. i think your attitude is awesome.

Aubrey S. said...

Best of luck! Owning your own business is huge!

steph c said...

That's so great to hear! I wish all the best in your new career.. it may be starting relatively slow but I would bet anything that it will pick up for you.

kelsey@mintedlife said...

Congrats to you! That's so exciting! It's great that you're doing something you love. :)

Cheray said...

Congratulations! That's such exciting news! Goodluck with everything x

Lindsay said...

I would so hire you as my wedding planner!

Amanda said...

It's so cool that you are using your talents to do something you love! Good luck and I hope we hear more about your awesome new endeavor!

rachelinaustin said...

A huge congrats!!!!!! Woohoo!