If you are a professional that provides services for weddings as a main part of your business, then becoming part of a wedding professionals networking group can help you increase your business and keep you updated on the latest wedding trends. Here is a look at some of the essential people in a wedding professionals networking group.
7 Wedding Professionals Networking Group Members
Wedding planners are the most essential people in a wedding professionals networking group. In many cases, it is the wedding planner that finds the venue, hires the band or DJ, the cake maker, and the photographers – or at least recommends people in these professionals to the engaged couple. So you definitely want to include wedding planners in your networking group.
Bridal Shop Owners or Wedding Dress Makers
Another essential person in a wedding professionals networking group is the person who runs a bridal shop or makes wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, since these professionals work closely with the bride and often are asked to suggest other wedding vendors.
DJs and Wedding Bands
Almost all weddings have some type of music, so you are going to want to include DJs or wedding bands as part of your wedding professionals networking group. These professionals make a good portion of their income playing at weddings, but they may also play for other group events that could be useful for your wedding professionals networking group.
The wedding cake is one of the most important items for brides and grooms to have at their wedding reception, whether that means they have a large cake or a cupcake tower. Including professional wedding cake vendors as part of your networking group will not only help round it out, but you may find other events to serve as well.
Venue Owners or Proprietors
Owners or proprietors of various types of wedding venues are also essential people to include in a wedding professionals networking group. One of the reasons why these people are so essential is because in many cases engaged couples choose their wedding venue as soon as they set (and sometimes before) the wedding date. They may also ask the venue owner to recommend a wedding, planner, DJ, caterer, or photographer that they know, making these people important people to know and to network with.
Including wedding photographers into a wedding professionals networking group is a smart idea, as these people often get a new gig via word-of-mouth and referrals. This also allows wedding photographers to recommend people in other services to prospective brides and grooms.
Caterers are another essential group of people that should be included in a wedding professionals networking group. Since these professionals often spend a good deal of time with the engaged couple, they are in a great position to make introductions and recommendations for other venues.
If everyone in your wedding professionals networking group is active and shares information, makes recommendations, or makes introductions, everyone in the network can increase their business and grow professionally.