Sometimes you just need a break… and not just a day off, but an extended period of rest and rejuvenation. Professors and ministers often take sabbaticals, why can’t you? In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with Washington, D.C. based wedding planner Sara Bauleke, who has successfully taken not one but two extended breaks from her business. She’s sharing the why she did it, how she did it, and how you can do it too.
About our guest:
Sara Bauleke, a wedding planner & designer, has been creating modern, fun filled weddings that are distinct reflections of her clients’ personalities for over 15 years. A logistics expert who’s also a creative, Sara brings a rare combination of skills and savvy to wedding production.
Sara is a West Coast native who, as the daughter of a minister has been surrounded by weddings her entire life. After relocating across the country, Sara founded Bella Notte in Washington, DC in 2004. Sara and her team are passionate about working with modern couples on creative, quirky, and fun weddings that are still stylish and sophisticated.
Sara’s work has been featured in countless magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings, and Town and Country and Bella Notte has been named one of Washington’s Best Wedding Planners by Washingtonian Magazine for over a decade straight. While they take pride in these accomplishments, they’re most proud of their personalized approach with each couple, resulting in a wedding that truly represents their personal style, as well as a fabulous wedding celebration for all involved.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Sara’s background and how they got into the wedding industry
- How Sara was feeling when she needed a break
- How she fit the sabbatical/long vacation into her existing schedule
- How setting client expectations is the most important aspect of planning for a break
- Communicating the break to clients, potential clients, and vendors
- The financial aspects of taking a break and how to plan for it
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