Behind the Business

Workshop for wedding planners

This February, I invite you to join me for a workshop focused on helping wedding planners grow and thrive in their business. I developed this workshop after hearing from so many up-and-coming wedding planners asking the same questions and sharing the same concerns on growing their practice. This is a unique opportunity exclusively for wedding […]

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TV is not easy

Setting up for Cityline - Modern Chinese New Year entertaining ideas with event planner Rebecca Chan

With my Cityline segment airing this week, I reflected on the experience and wanted to share some candid thoughts.  Photography: Mango Studios TV is not easy. You prep for countless hours to ensure vendors are secure and everything is ordered. It is almost always a last minute thing. You obsess about what to wear and […]


Getting started in the wedding industry

Getting started in the wedding planning business with Rebecca Chan, Toronto wedding planner

Whether you are a budding photographer or wedding planner hopeful, you have to start somewhere. I am often asked what steps are needed to get started in the wedding planning biz and I’ve put together a few simple and practical tips below if you are just getting your feet wet. From our Cityline segment. Photo: […]


Pricing Strategies for Wedding Planners

Pricing for any service-oriented industry where you set your own rates can been a challenge. When do you raise your prices? How do you deal with people asking for a discount? What about friends and family? After almost a decade in the wedding industry, I think I finally have a good grasp for pricing strategies. But […]

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Tips before calling it quits

Rebecca Chan Weddings and Events

Two years ago, I made the leap to go from working weddings on the side to working weddings full-time. I haven’t looked back since and I have never once regretted my decision to pursue this full-time. One of my most frequently asked questions from colleagues is if I have tips for someone looking to make […]

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Committing to time off

This weekend I had no weddings booked. I did slip in a couple meetings and caught up with emails in between activities, but overall I actually had a weekend! We went to the Beaches Ribfest, enjoyed a bike ride at sunset, had brunch, lunch with my grandpa, dinner with mom and lots of quality time […]

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Behind the Biz – Part 3: Doing the math

Elegant wedding at the King Edward Hotel Vanity Ballroom

My blog series comes to an end with a post about money and how to make it work as a wedding planner full time. My last three blog posts have been about an interest topic – how to become an event or wedding coordinator and some hard truths I’ve learned along the way. My first […]

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