When you’re a wedding entrepreneur with a strong local target market, the idea of relocating to another city can be overwhelming. From starting from scratch in a city that doesn’t know you to hustling like you’re a newbie, moving a wedding business is no joke. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a wedding planner who successfully moved her business from Dallas to Atlanta and lived to tell about it! Listen in for her tips for moving (or “expanding”) to a new city as a wedding industry entrepreneur.
About our guest:
With a passion for celebrating love and life’s unique moments and milestones, Ebony’s talents have evolved into a successful career as a wedding and event planner. With a degree from Michigan State University in elementary education, her engaging personality and organizational skills have allowed her to effortlessly crossover from education to event planning!
Ebony is the owner and principal planner of Ebony Peoples Events & Design, an award-winning event planning and design boutique where traditional elegance meets modern glam! A native of Flint, Michigan, Ebony officially launched her company in Dallas, Texas in January of 2011. Her planning expertise and eye for design, color, and texture enabled her to open a new office in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017!
From Michigan to Dallas to Atlanta, Ebony has become a highly sought after planner. She has been recognized by mainstream media such as Ebony (magazine), Munaluchi Bride, and Modern Luxury. She was recently named one of The Atlantan’s 2018 Women of Power & Influence! With this, and truly being a people-person at heart, Ebony has created an exclusive brand that is known for exceeding client expectations while producing high-end weddings, social celebrations, corporate events, and galas. Ebony takes pride in being detail-oriented, catering to each client’s personal style, and learning about the latest trends and influences in the wedding and event industry!
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Ebony’s background and how she went from elementary school teacher to wedding planner
- Why Ebony and her husband decided to relocate to a new city
- How Ebony communicated her move to clients and vendors
- How Ebony got connected to her new city and wedding vendors prior to officially making the move
- The struggles with being a newbie in the market when you have years of experience under your belt
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