THIS can hold you back from taking your wedding biz to the next level.
It doesn’t matter if you raise your prices if you can’t attract the right people to pay those prices.
Here are a few things you can do to pivot your ideal client:
💌 Understand what this new ideal client wants
💌 Find the right place to market
💌 Cultivate relationships with wedding planners
💌 Align your brand and website
Identifying and finding your ideal client is an art. At CLD, we help our clients elevate their brands and book ideal clients on repeat.
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Here’s why you don’t need more clients; you need ideal clients (and how to change your ideal client).
Let’s take a couple planning a wedding as an example. A couple with a $10,000 budget versus a $100,000 budget will be researching and needing two different things.
For example, a $10k couple may search things like:
Versus $100k couple may search:
They have different needs, so their research will look different depending on what’s important to them.
Couples with various budgets find vendors differently. If you’re moving from beginner to more established pricing, you need to pivot how you’re marketing.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Wedding Planning Sites -> Custom Website with SEO
Bridal Shows -> Preferred Vendor Referrals
Facebook Groups -> Pinterest
As a wedding vendor, you must help educate your clients on the benefit of them hiring a planner. So then, on the wedding day, you can focus solely on your job while the planner is taking care of the couples and their planning responsibilities. Our friend, Vanna at Blue Sparrow Events, says: “It’s a win-win-win situation if you can educate your client and help them to understand the benefit of them hiring a coordinator.”
Quick tips when working with a wedding planner for the first time:
People draw an association between websites and service quality. More than ever, there is an expectation of a clean brand and website design. You might have a great service, but pairing it with an unappealing website can deter most people, including other high-end vendors. We’ve been told by numerous wedding vendors that they won’t refer another vendor that doesn’t showcase the same brand quality.
Here are some quick ways you can elevate your brand:
Identifying and finding your ideal client is an art. We help our clients elevate their brands and book ideal clients on repeat.
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