Hosted by wedding business coach Faye Cornhill, The Wedding Business Podcast is here to motivate, energise and inspire you to grow a wildly profitable and successful wedding business. Each season Faye will share interviews with members of her community, how-to episodes to navigate you to success, Q&A episodes to answer all of your questions and meditations to help you find a place of business calm.
36. Season 3 Finale
It seems like only 5 minutes ago I was recording the first episode of this podcast, and here we are at the finale of Season 3!
We're going to have a break for the summer, so in the meantime, I wanted to take a moment to look back at this seasons’ brilliant club members who kindly came on the podcast to share their wisdom, advice and motivation for fellow wedding business owners.
It’s been a challenging year for all of us and I’m often asked, what’s the one thing that made your business successful? But as we know, it’s very rarely just one thing.
So before we go on our break I really wanted to leave you with one piece of advice that you can use as your North Star to keep you moving forward, moving closer to your dreams and aspirations throughout the summer months.
If you’ve enjoyed this season or any of the episodes, come and let me know on Instagram @fayecornhill, share it with a friend, or if you have 2 minutes I would love if you could leave a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts.
Have a great summer, and I will see you in the Autumn!
35. Juggling a wedding business and young children, with Wedding Photographer Becky Harley
Joining me today is wedding photographer, Mum, and much-valued member of The Wedding Business Club, Becky Harley.
Now, if I had £1 for every time someone asked me, how on Earth do you juggle your wedding business, your coaching business, family, pets, and all the other things in life? I would be a very wealthy woman, and this is the focus of our conversation today.
After falling pregnant with her first child in her first year of business, Becky has continued to build her successful wedding business alongside her young family. So today we’re going to talk about the very real juggle of running a business with small children and what that has looked like for her.
Becky shares some of the changes she’s made that’s meant she can continue to grow her business, and how outsourcing, although initially tricky, has been a real game-changer, as well as some of the challenges she’s faced and how having kids has changed her outlook.
You can see more of Becky’s work at www.beckyharleyphotography.co.uk & follow her at @beckyharleyphotog on Instagram.
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34. How to pivot your wedding business with wedding planner Andri Benson
Today I am speaking with Wedding Planner, Celebrant, and Illustrator Andri Benson, all about how to pivot your wedding business.
I know this has been a topic of huge interest to many of you over the last 18 months, so I was really keen to understand from Andri how to identify the gaps where you can diversify your income and find the extra offerings that complement your existing business.
In this episode, Andri shares how knowing where your passion and knowledge lies can be key when looking for opportunities to pivot, how she has found a balance in running multiple businesses and her experience of building “passive”, or as she prefers to say, a recurring income.
You can find Andri on Instagram @alwaysandriweddings and see more of her brilliant work at www.alwaysandri.co.uk and her beautiful illustrations at www.studio.alwaysandri.co.uk
If you enjoyed today’s episode, come and let me know on Instagram.
I’d love to know if you found it helpful and if it’s got you thinking about pivoting in your business?
33. Creating a business around your passion, with bridal wear designer Rose Savage
Rose Savage is an incredibly talented bridal designer creating bespoke dresses for modern, fun, sassy brides.
Her passion for fabrics, fashion and big dresses started at a young age with her obsession for designing and making clothes setting her on the path to founding her own business in the wedding industry.
For Rose, the process of making bridal wear is truly magical and in today’s episode she tells me more about the first wedding dress she ever made, how she taps into her creativity and how her love for the craft keeps her going, even when the chips are down.
Running a business is hard, and the last 12 months have thrown many many challenges at us, but by finding such joy in her work, Rose has been able to stay focused on her goals, boost her self confidence and utilise the quieter times to create her own stunning bridal collection.
Rose’s bridal collection “New Moon” is available now, and you can check it out at www.byrosesavage.co.uk. You can follow and connect with Rose on Instagram @RoseSavageBridal
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See you again next week!
32. How to break into the luxury wedding market, with wedding florist Liz Inigo Jones
In the wedding industry, we talk about “breaking into the luxury market” like it’s a destination to arrive at, but with everyone having their own definition of what luxury is, how do we get there, and how do we know when we’ve arrived?
My guest today is the brilliant Liz Inigo Jones, founder of the award-winning luxury florists Blue Sky Flowers. With 20 years in the industry, Liz has a wealth of experience in building a luxury wedding business.
In today’s episode, Liz shares what luxury means to her, and how creating a luxury product or service is actually not tied to the budget as you might assume.
Liz is also a complete pro at networking and striking up genuine friendships in the wedding industry - everyone knows Liz! So I was really excited to hear more about how she's built real connections with planners, suppliers and couples, as well as her stellar advice for how to build a good rapport with other suppliers valuing community over competition.
You can see some of Liz’s beautiful work at www.blueskyflowers.co.uk and connect with her on Instagram @blueskyflowers
If you enjoyed today’s episode, or any of the episodes in Season 3 so far, please do leave a review or come and let me know over on Instagram.
31. How to create an exceptional customer experience with wedding Magician, Ricky Locke
In our industry creating an exceptional customer experience is key in connecting with our dream clients and building a successful wedding business.
Today, my guest is the award-winning magician, Ricky Locke, who specialises in creating unique and unforgettable experiences for couples and wedding guests.
Ricky really understands how to sell the experience he delivers to his couples, not just the service. In this episode, he shares so many practical tips to help create a positive first impression and how to build a rapport with our clients that achieves that memorable experience.
So today, I’m excited to dive into Ricky’s journey into magic, from doing tricks down the pub and making videos for Youtube to leaping into the wedding industry and why he’s so passionate about customer experience.
I just know you’re going to take so much away from this episode!
You can check out Ricky’s amazing magic at www.rickylocke.co.uk and connect with him on Facebook.
If you enjoyed today’s episode, come and let me know on Instagram. I’d love to know if you found it helpful.
A must listen for wedding suppliers old and new
Faye’s podcast is a treasure trove of information and guidance on everything you need to set up your business as well as elevating your business that is already up and running. There are fantastic interviews with established wedding business owners who share their tips as well as any mistakes they made. It could save you years if you are starting out.
Brilliant podcast! Great guests! Fantastic advice!
I love listening to Faye, she is a calm collective voice that gets you thinking Yes! I can do this! The guests she speaks too are from all different sides of the wedding business and you can feel the energy as they discuss topics and get you excited about what could be next for your business! So much helpful information! Absolutely brilliant! Thank you Faye!!
Great Coach, Great mind! Amazing always
I absolutely love Faye! I am a member of the WBC and although I’ve not been around much lately, I always spend time listening to Faye on her podcast! She’s inspiring, uplifting and can listen to for ages! Best knowledge for the Business and helps me motivate myself all the time! Thanks Faye! 🥰