5 Books that Wedding Planners Should Read
I love reading. It is one of my favorite things to do especially with a nice glass of wine. I’ve compiled a short list (not to overwhelm you, I know you are a busy gal!) that I think you should read. As a planner, you not only need to be up-to-date with the wedding trends but also read up on business and personal growth which can only inspire and educate us in our careers.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This was a book I was given by a friend who was a Dale Carnegie instructor. I ended up doing a “business book club” in a job I was working as, of course, a planner and event designer. As a planner we are in constant communication and landing a client is all about communication. This book teaches us the simple communication skills such as the value of a smile and how to be friendly.
Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette
Today’s weddings keep becoming more complex due to ever-changing traditions, religious beliefs, + different family structures. As a Planner, it is important to understand all the etiquette associated with weddings. Who pays for what? What is a sixpence? Social media use? This book is a tool that may be able to educate you in all kinds of situations with different clients.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
I was skeptical having read the title. As a wedding planner, it would be near impossible to work only 4-hours a week. SO why do I recommend this book? Ferris writes about streamlining + becoming productive. Running a business is extremely difficult and sometimes we get caught up in things that waste our time. Learn how to delegate, how to be efficient and make the best of your business.
The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss
Planner to the celebrities, If this lady is writing something, I’m reading it. Although this book is written for Bride’s, it’s a comprehensive look at planning a wedding from start to finish by a very, very successful planner.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This is a powerful book in personal and professional growth. Overcoming business challenges, building self-awareness, and your attitude towards life. Owning our responsibilities for our actions and creating our own personal change. Great book for anyone who is human!
How to be a Wedding Planner by Taylor Vaughn
Well, you didn’t think I wouldn’t mention my own book? This book is perfect for those just getting started in this career field. Its a no BS guide to understanding what this career is about and how to attain it. It is a quick read to get you in gear. I read so many Wedding Planning books in my day and none of them really ever told me how to get started in the business, only how to start a business. How can I start a business without knowledge of the career itself? You can’t, which is why this book is perfect for you!
Stay smart, keep reading!