As a wedding and event professional, staying organized, taking a proactive approach, and being able to communicate with clients seamlessly is the key to a stress-free, successful planning experience. Couples begin the planning process and have no idea where to start and they don't know about all of the small details they’ll need in order to cross the finish line to the big day. They realize they need to manage their budget, design a floor plan, and orchestrate their entire vendor team, but they just can’t do it alone. Wedding and event pros are essential, and how you manage your clients is what will set you apart, grow your business, and leave your couples raving for years to come.
There are a plethora of ways to manage a business, and in the beginning, you may go through a ton of trial and error to make your process painless. Client contracting and management needs to be top of mind so you’re set up for success. It’s your job to ensure couples (and you) don’t miss a thing. That can get hard to do, especially if you are managing multiple weddings and events at once. For those looking to take their business to the next level, there is no better solution than Aisle Planner!
Why Aisle Planner Is Essential to My Business
As a wedding planner, finding a way to manage my business was always a challenge. I was wasting hours of time using spreadsheets, sorting through emails, digging through screenshots, and locating contracts. I strive to ensure we check every item off the list when it comes to wedding planning, but it can be challenging since I only get so much time with my clients during the planning process. I came across Aisle Planner in February, and I am so thankful I did! As I kept exploring the features and the capabilities of the platform, I thought it was too good to be true. Aisle Planner has been an all-in-one solution for my business and helps me close clients the moment I show them Aisle Planner and my planning process. Today, I'll be sharing a few reasons why AP is a no-brainer for your business!
Couples Love Aisle Planner
When couples enter Aisle Planner, they’ll feel like they are getting white glove service, which all pros should strive for. Aisle Planner is not only aesthetically pleasing but easy to navigate. Some couples won’t need a tutorial, but I highly recommend taking them through a quick tour so they can utilize the platform to its fullest. As a whole, Aisle Planner is going to be their beloved go-to place for communication and organization, reassuring them every element of their day is getting taken care of. The Budget Manager makes it easy to set a target budget, keep track of spending by category, and even remind clients when their next payment is due. Guest list management becomes a breeze, and now your couples can easily track RSVPs or bulk message all guests at no additional charge. My couples rave the most about the Aisle Planner Checklist. There isn’t a single task missed in this extensive checklist, and couples can get an idea of when to do what, assign tasks, and schedule calendar reminders that they can sync with Google calendar. Aisle Planner also allows for multiple planning partners to be part of each event, so this is a huge draw for those couples that want their parents or wedding party to be included.
Check out this helpful webinar on How to Onboard New Clients Onto Aisle Planner. A good onboarding process is the first step to ensuring the best experience for your clients!
The Perfect Business & Project Management for You
Aisle Planner will change how you manage your business, and you’ll never want to look back. Lead management, digital contracting, and direct deposit capabilities all live within their CRM, so pros can maintain visibility on new business and convert clients much faster. I love having a landing page that displays all my weddings with photos, so I can easily access each client file and know what I have booked for the year all on one screen. You will save hours of time by being able to quickly access vendor information and contracts through the Contact tool, and have full visibility of the Guest List to assist the couple in the Guest feature. My favorite tool is Layout & Seating, it gives me the ability to design the floorplan like a pro, and my couples can then easily drag and drop their guests in when it's time to create the seating chart. I can easily download and send out the seating chart and timeline to keep all of my vendors on the same page.
Affordable for All Pros
Aisle Planner pays for itself for the entire year with a fraction of one wedding. The pricing model allows you to pick by a range based on how many events you’ll be managing, so it works for pros no matter how big or small their business is. On a monthly basis, you can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your subscription at any time. I was so happy to upgrade my subscription because Aisle Planner helped me grow my weddings per year to my goal!
Aisle Planner is hands down the all-in-one solution for wedding and event pros. Not only will it help you professionally level up your services, but help you obtain more bookings this upcoming wedding season. Working with clients will become so much more enjoyable and keep even the most tedious processes stress-free. Aisle Planner transformed my business and it can transform yours too!
Lucid Events has been featured in publications including Zola, WeddingWire, TheKnot, OrlandoVoyager, and many more. To keep up with Gina, follow @lucideventdesign on Instagram or visit www.lucideventdesign.com.
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