After years working in the corporate event planning world as well as working for another wedding company, I was ready to branch out on my own. And, when I made the decision to start my own wedding planning business, not only was I was elated, I was optimistic and ready.
CMG Weddings & Events was born, but despite my years of experience I couldn’t help but be intimidated by other companies and planners. I was worried about how I compared to them and started to worry.
- How would I be able to break into the business?
- How should I price my packages?
- What should or shouldn’t I include in them?
- What will take my business to the next level?
- How will I find clients?
On the day I came across LVL Academy on social media I was immediately intrigued. I had never seen anything completely geared towards wedding planners before, not to mention I loved their story and what they were doing for our planner community. I researched for quite a while to make sure it would be the right choice for me and that it really would help my business. I reminded myself that the best investment I could possibly make was in my education.
I cannot tell you how happy I am today that I made that decision. I think the most important thing LVL Academy gave to me was the confidence I needed to navigate through my new business. The Academy gave me confidence to stand behind my pricing, my processes, my documents, my client experience, my timeline, and my vendor relationships. In my first year of business I took what I learned and booked over 20 weddings! I couldn’t have done that if I hadn’t believed wholeheartedly in my business and the experience we were providing our clients and for that I thank the ladies of LVL for creating the Academy. It is exactly what the planner community needed!
Photography credit: Rebecca Theresa Photography