THE BLOG

My blog (and sometimes cat appearing vlog!) is random ramblings from me that will help you grow your wedding business. Take a read and get stuck in to taking action that will get you more brides and will help you build a biz that you blinkin love! If you want me to cover anything that is bothering you, then drop me a line over on the Facebook page or drop me an email, I would love to hear from you!

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The Little Joys

The Little Joys

What makes you smile? Either a little smirk, a little flutter in the heart or a full-on, big, double chin inducing smile? When did you last do something that was for you, that made you smile? For me, the little joys in life are what makes my days special. Because...

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GDPR: An Email You Could Send

GDPR: An Email You Could Send

Do a “Who Am I” newsletter for GDPR I know that we are all fed up with the stress of GDPR and what needs to happen – I cannot advise you on that but what I can do is give you an idea for an email to send over the next day or so that will help you get some of those...

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Allow yourself to be where you are

Allow yourself to be where you are

Allow yourself to BE where you ARE We are always looking at what we want to do, what we haven’t got around to doing, what is wrong, what we want to change, what we need to do. Why not, just for this week, instead, we focus on what we HAVE. I say we here because I will...

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Guilt

Guilt

Guilt is something we all feel. Guilt that we haven’t done something we were “supposed” to Guilt that we didn’t spend enough time planning something Guilt that we didn’t call our friend back when we said we would Guilt that our mind was somewhere else when you were...

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Quick Tip: How to schedule a blog post in WordPress

Quick Tip: How to schedule a blog post in WordPress

Blogging is such a fantastic way of bringing brides to your website and demonstrating your expertise. I could talk about the power of blogging for days and days (sometimes it feels like I do and I know my clients will be reading this saying “Yep, you do!”). One of the...

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When things go wrong

When things go wrong

Sometimes things just don’t go to plan Do you ever have one of those days or weeks when everything seems to go against you Emma? Things happen that you hadn’t planned for, things take longer than you expect them to, things go wrong, things that you cannot control take...

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How to Make a Decision

How to Make a Decision

How to make a decision in your wedding business Today I wanted to talk about new opportunities and how to make a decision on them. I am sure you have heard of shiny object syndrome. This is where you get sidetracked with something that is new. Perhaps a new thought, a...

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The self-doubt fairy [Free Pep Talk Audio]

The self-doubt fairy [Free Pep Talk Audio]

The self-doubt fairy [Free Pep Talk Audio] Do you have one? I do. I think, if we are all being honest, we all do. Even the most confidence, most accomplished business owner has one. The self-doubt fairy is the little voice that sits in your mind, picking away at the...

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Let’s talk Comparison

Let’s talk Comparison

The C Word I am not talking about competition, I am talking about comparison. Let’s get real for a moment. The wedding industry is a busy one. There are lots of suppliers out there and there will be lots of suppliers offering the same kinds of services and products as...

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What does it take?

What does it take?

Hard work and commitment Let me get real with you on this Sunday evening. Please don’t hate me. Building a business takes hard work*. It takes commitment. It takes falling** and picking yourself up again. It takes working on consistently*** and it takes focus. I would...

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Be your own kind of wonderful

Be your own kind of wonderful

Be your own kind of wonderful (and sod everyone else) Brides buy from people they connect with, people who “get” them and what they want, people who they trust will give them what they want. YOU do the same. You are more likely to buy something from someone who you...

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How to make massive progress on a project

How to make massive progress on a project

We can all make excuses for not moving forward on projects and the classic one is “I don’t have the time”. Well today I want to share with you how I make my projects happen and it works. When I have a chunky project to get done I like to put aside a day or a few to...

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Making time to feel good is not a luxury

Making time to feel good is not a luxury

Making time to feel good is not a luxury *Cue the eye roll* I know you are reading this and doing the eye roll and I am not judging you for this because I would have done exactly the same thing just a few months ago. I used to get super frustrated by business owners I...

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Asking for Help

Asking for Help

Asking for Help I remember when I was young, it felt like a weakness to ask for help. Anyone else remember feeling like this? I remember the first real job I had. I would be petrified to ask a question about something or ask for help. I don’t really remember why, I...

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Enjoy The Ride

Enjoy The Ride

Enjoy the Ride When you start, build or grow a business you are most definitely going on a journey.  A journey like no other that you have been on. A journey that is unique to you, your dreams, your goals, your life, your desires. Everyone’s journey will be different...

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Stop Being Nasty!

Stop Being Nasty!

Stop being nasty We all have insecurities about how we look and how we sound. It is kind of natural, especially as women, we are always so super critical of ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never even think about saying to anyone else. We can be...

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A key trend for growing your wedding biz in 2018

A key trend for growing your wedding biz in 2018

Video... I know…it sounds super scary and OK, let’s be real. It is. Putting yourself out there for everyone to see, judge and be critical of. But you know what, people really don’t care about THAT THING that you obsess about that you don’t like about yourself. That...

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How to do an Instagram Story – A Quick Guide

How to do an Instagram Story – A Quick Guide

Always wondered how to do an Instagram Story – here is a simple quick guide! Instagram Stories are a really great way of telling your story and really, when you think about it, marketing is simply about telling stories. Stories about your products, your services, you,...

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LOVE NOTE – You are enough as you are

LOVE NOTE – You are enough as you are

I love this quote. It rings so very true for me and so many of the women I know and work with. We can be forever trying to "be something", to change the way we are to try and be accepted into whatever we think it out there to accept us. But you know what, the only...

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How to break the email SPAM filter!

How to break the email SPAM filter!

It is super frustrating when you have spent ages crafting that email and then you hear nothing back from your bride. You assume it is because it is not what they wanted, but, what if instead it was because your email had landed in their spam folder? Here is a super...

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Getting clear on your big why

Getting clear on your big why

Are you really clear on your big why and do you connect with it each and every day? It is all too easy to just plod along and do “stuff” because “stuff” is what we do. But we don’t really want to live like that do we? We are self-employed for a reason – and connecting...

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CRAFTING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SO IT WORKS FOR YOU

CRAFTING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SO IT WORKS FOR YOU

  Crafting your social media so it works for you Like most things in life, you have to craft something for it to be beautiful & your social media is the same. You need to spend time designing it so that it works and delivers for you and your business. This means that...

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What to ask yourself when you feel stuck

What to ask yourself when you feel stuck

We all feel stuck sometimes, (some weeks more than others!!). We can feel smothered by the to-do list, the must-do list and the dream list. This feeling kinda comes part of the business owner package! But it is easy to get stuck into non-action. Not doing anything...

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The secret to success (and it’s no what you think!)

The secret to success (and it’s no what you think!)

Ok, so there is no real secret potion that is going to make you super successful, (if you do find one though can you promise that you will let me know?!) But, after working in my business I can only talk about what has worked for me. And this one thing has made a...

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How to Find Your Word of the Year

How to Find Your Word of the Year

Choose Your Word of The Year for 2018   In today's blog post, I am talking about how you can choose your word of the year, if it is something that you feel will work for you. Having a word of the year is something I have done for the past few years and again something...

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10 Questions I ask myself to review my past year

10 Questions I ask myself to review my past year

Reflection is a constant theme in my business, it is something I do weekly, monthly and quarterly. It is so important to reflect on the year gone by before you go into making goals and plans for the coming year because until you know where YOU are right now, you...

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How can you design your 2018?

How can you design your 2018?

Having worked with hundreds of wedding business owners, I see common things crop up time and time again when it comes to planning the business growth game plan. There are a handful of things that stop my clients from achieving what I KNOW (and they know) they are...

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Too many ideas in your head?

Too many ideas in your head?

Still in a mince-pie & turkey sandwich coma or are you craving normality back? I love the festive break but a part of me always craves the routine to be back so I can get on with building my dream! Talking of building dreams, have you reviewed your 2017 so you can...

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Get out of overwhelm with this tactic

Get out of overwhelm with this tactic

Focus on the reason why  6 DECEMBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T I have spoken to quite a few clients and business buddies over the past few weeks who are getting into the pre-end of year panic of “What should I be doing!”. Today I wanted to share a really quick tactic with you...

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Drive Sales in your Wedding Business with a Christmas Voucher

Drive Sales in your Wedding Business with a Christmas Voucher

Drive Sales in your wedding business with a Christmas Voucher 29 NOVEMBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T CAN YOU CREATE A CHRISTMAS VOUCHER?DRIVE SOME SALES + GET SOME SECURED BOOKINGS Let's imagine your perfect bride is sitting there, on the verge of buying or booking from you and...

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Your Branding

Your Branding

Your Branding is your Attraction Tool 10 NOVEMBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T Let's talk Branding Your brand is your attraction tool. It is what makes brides stop and look. It is what gives “the feeling” as to whether you are the right fit for them and for what they want to...

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Failure is Part of the Story

Failure is Part of the Story

Failure is part of the Story 31 OCTOBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T Failure excites me – does that make me strange? Why does it excite me? Because failure often means you have tried something new and that is exciting. OK, so I am not talking...

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How do I attract my soul bride?

How do I attract my soul bride?

Attracting your Soul Bride 24 OCTOBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T Your soul bride is your perfect bride. The bride that you would want to work with each and every day in your business. The bride that loves the kinds of weddings you want to be part of. The kind of bride that...

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Comparison

Comparison

Competition & Comparison 18 OCTOBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T Let’s get real for a moment. The wedding industry is a busy one. There are lots of suppliers out there and there will be lots of suppliers offering the same kinds of services and products as you. On the flip side to...

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Loneliness Stole my Creativity

Loneliness Stole my Creativity

Loneliness. 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 // REAL LIFE I feel a little bit vulnerable about sharing this blog post and it has been sitting in my blog drafts for over a week. I stopped pressing send because I thought it would make me seem weak. I stopped pressing send because I...

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Can you be my Cheerleader?

Can you be my Cheerleader?

Hello, I'm your new virtual cheerleader 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 // WEDDING BIZ CLUB  What is the Wedding Biz Club and who is it for? The heart & soul of The Wedding Biz Club is support and connection, because, to me, that is what we miss as entrepreneurs. We can learn most...

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How to Change a Situation

How to Change a Situation

How to change any situation  19 SEPTEMBER 2017 // BIZ SH*T I have learnt a new skill! The power of the pivot Remember when you used to play netball at school? You had the ball and you couldn’t move – you had to stay on your landing foot and all you could do was pivot...

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Do you work with your business seasons?

Do you work with your business seasons?

What Season Are You In? 28 AUGUST 2017 // BIZ SH*T What Season are you in? Seasons have a major effect on our mood and our productivity – don’t you agree? I am writing this sitting in my garden with the sun shining down and I feel inspired to write. I feel connected....

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Marketing is Simply Love

Marketing is Simply Love

Marketing is Simply Love 24 AUGUST 2017 // BIZ SH*T You have a skill. You have the passion. You have the determination to make it work. You are prepared to take action and do things that feel uncomfortable (sometimes). You are willing to show the love for what you do....

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What is a Membership Club Anyway?

What is a Membership Club Anyway?

What is a Membership Club anyway? 15 AUGUST 2017 // WEDDING BIZ CLUB You may have been hearing me talk about The Wedding Biz Club over the past few weeks which is my monthly membership club and I thought I would write a post about what a membership club actually is,...

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From mooching to smooching – how to get your brides to book

From mooching to smooching – how to get your brides to book

From mooching to smooching – how to get your brides to book 8 AUGUST 2017 // BIZ SH*T There are two real stages a bride goes through when she is looking for her wedding suppliers. Stage one is the mooching stage. This is where she is browsing from one website to...

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The Product Brainstorm

The Product Brainstorm

How to Start a Wedding Business - The Product Brainstorm 25 JULY 2017 // BIZ SH*T Let’s be honest, when you even think about starting a wedding business you can easily be pulled into overwhelm. So many ideas can sit in your head and you can get overwhelmed by getting...

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What are the first steps when starting a wedding business?

What are the first steps when starting a wedding business?

What are the first steps when starting a wedding business? 18 JULY 2017 // BIZ SH*T People often ask me what they should do to grow their wedding business, or even to start it and I often give a different answer than they are expecting. In a way, people expect me to...

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5 Tips to get your motivation back

5 Tips to get your motivation back

How to stay motivated when you just can’t be bothered 11 JULY 2017 // YOU & BIZ SH*T We all have those days. You know the ones I mean. When you have a massive to do list, the house is messy, the washing needs to be done, the blog needs to be written, the cat needs...

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3 Tips for Contact Forms on your Website

3 Tips for Contact Forms on your Website

Using Contact Forms on your Website 4 JULY 2017 // BIZ SH*T P.s Not a reader? There is a video about this at the bottom of the page! Before we get into the blog post I want you to go over to your website and take a look at how brides can get in touch with you. Is it...

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One Simple Way to get Brides to your Website

One Simple Way to get Brides to your Website

1 Simple Way to Get Brides to your Website 27 JUNE 2017 // YOUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES  All of this marketing stuff you are doing in your business is with one aim in mind. Getting brides onto your website so they can buy from you. Today I want to share a quick tip with...

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There are many bride routes into your wedding business

There are many bride routes into your wedding business

A bride may enter your business many ways. 20 JUNE 2017 // YOUR BRAND  Where are you doing “stuff” online? Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Newsletters, Blogs, your website…think about all the places that you are putting you and your business out there. There are quite...

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