I "booked" my first official bride yesterday. It's a friend of a friend which I've been helping already, but we emailed yesterday and she is willing to let me use her as a trial run. I'm going to treat her wedding as if she were paying me a few thousand dollars to do a full-service wedding, and in return, she's going to let me use the photographs of her wedding in my portfolio. And if she likes my work, she'll allow me to use her as a reference.
I'm really excited. I've started creating templates for check list and budget trackers that I can use for different brides. I have three that I'm working with right now so this should help me figure out of I can really juggle more than one which is one of the big differences between planning your own wedding and planning others... well that and you don't get to make all the decisions. :-)
I launched a business page on facebook, and am hoping to go live with my official site by next week sometime. I'm planning to incorporate a blog in it since google loves blogs and ranks you higher if you have one you update regularly, and it'll help people see that even though I don't have 5 gazzilion weddings under my belt, I still know what I'm doing.
So, know I just have to figure out how to do the business side of it... invoicing, holding out taxes, drafting a contract, figuring out how much to charge... the not so fun part. But I've never met something I couldn't figure out! As my mom said the other day, I like to take things by the horns!
Hopefully this is the beginning of a wonderful adventure! And one day I'll look back on this blog and think, that's where it began!
If you do something wedding related... baking, photography (Jess), henna (shannon), or anything else, just let me know and I'll feature you on my blog! Also, if you just L.O.V.E. a vender you worked with during your wedding experience or learned something awesome about yourself or something else, then send me a link and I'll feature it on the blog too!
To infinity and beyond!!!!!