Jun 5, 2023
We’ve all been told to “fake it till we make it,” but sometimes honesty and tenacity is all it really takes to succeed. Today’s guest, Laurie Arons, is a luxury event planner who has been named one of the top planners in the industry by esteemed magazines such as Vogue, Harper Bazaar and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Based in San Francisco, Laurie’s business caters to
high-end and extravagant occasions all around the world. Not only
does Laurie offer her impeccable taste and eye for style, but she
doesn’t hesitate to lend her expertise, her kindness, and her time
to others. To hear more about Laurie’s story, technique, and
passion for the event industry, tune into this episode of The
Wedding Biz with your host, Andy Kushner.
This episode is sponsored by Zola, the fastest-growing wedding platform that connects today’s couples with the right planners and vendors. Zola gives wedding professionals more control, better exposure, and higher quality leads - all with competitive pricing and no annual commitment. Create your free listing at www.zola.com/andy.
Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.
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Getting out fear and replacing it with creativity
How childhood influenced Laurie’s love for planning
The influence of having entrepreneurial parents
Appreciating the finer things in life
Facets of Laurie’s life that shaped her into the person she is today
What directed Laurie to event planning
How being laid off changed Laurie’s life for the better
Targeting the clientele necessary to reach your goals
Reaching out to people who have leverage in the industry
Having an elaborate and committed follow up
Going the extra mile to perfect every task
What her event planning process looks like
Connecting with people and matching with the right clients
Extending assistance and kindness to others
Building a loyal following
Top tips for marketing on Instagram
The content Laurie’s compiled for her Masterclasses
Delivering information in an intimate and accessible way
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