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How to be a successful event planner

Event planning can be overwhelming. That is why people hire an expert like you to provide the skills necessary to plan the perfect event.

Leveraging professional memberships to grow your business

A membership in a wedding event planning association helps strengthen your credibility as a wedding planner and connects you to a unique network of colleagues and resources that can enhance your business.

45 questions to ask a wedding planner

Planning a wedding is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. To help reduce the stress that comes with wedding planning, some couples choose to hire an wedding planner to help guide them through the process. Not sure where to start your search to find the perfect wedding planner? Markel put together a list of questions to ask potential wedding planners.

Wedding shower games

Games at a bridal shower can be a bore, but if the right games are played, bridal shower games can be lots of fun. Here are 5 fun wedding shower games for your bridal shower!

Tips for increasing bookings in off peak wedding season

The months of January, February and March are typically considered “off-peak season” in the wedding industry. Getting more bookings in these months require a different strategy than peak season.

How to Start an Event Planning Business

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the leap into event planning. We’ve put together a list of tips for you to consider as you embark on your new endeavor.

How to network with wedding industry partners to boost business

Whether you’ve been building your wedding planning business for years or are new to the industry, networking with industry partners is an excellent way to help advance your company to the next level.

35 questions to ask your florist before your wedding

Flowers enhance the beauty of a wedding. To help make sure every detail is covered, Markel compiled a list of 35 questions to ask your wedding florist.

Wedding favor ideas

Looking for creative wedding favor ideas? Markel offers 50 wedding favor ideas your guests will love.

Tips for Wedding Flowers

Flowers are so much more than the bouquets you and your bridesmaids hold. They help create the look and mood for your entire wedding day. Careful flower selection can brighten up your day and add to the elegance of your special evening. Learn 5 things to keep in mind as you select flowers for your wedding.