• Creating your workspace: A Guide to Wedding Professionals’ Offices

    Posted on December 6, 2014 by in For the Wedding Professional, Tools of the Trade
    Source: Better Homes & Gardens (click photo for link)

    Source: Better Homes & Gardens (click for link)

    by Danielle Andrews Sunkel

    As Wedding Planners we do not have a need for commercial office space, but we do need a work space.  Whether you work from home or have a commercial space, your office says a lot about you, your style and your business.

    Your office should be very personal to you and a glimpse into your style.  You want to attract like-minded clients, so let them see what you are about.

    Fabulous office of Weddings and the City.  Photo by KristinVining.com

    Source: Fabulous office of Weddings and the City. Photo by KristinVining.com

    Must-haves for your office space include:

    • a computer
    • filing system
    • inspirational reading
    • a desk and comfortable chair
    Source: Holly Mathison Interiors (click photo for link)

    Source: Holly Mathison Interiors (click photo for link)

    In addition to the above, if you are having clients into your workspace than there are certain must-haves:

    • a consultation area
    • seating for yourself and at least two others
    Source: Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

    Source: Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs (click photo for link)

    You don’t want to scare away potential clients by an allergic reaction, so here are some things to keep out of your office:

    • pets
    • strong smells (multiple scented candles, air fresheners, etc)
    • cigarettes or other smoking paraphernalia
    Source: Kendra Scott's Office (click photo for link)

    Source: Kendra Scott’s Office (click photo for link)

    Let your personality shine.  Have fun creating your space, you are going to spend a lot of time in there!

    Need some more gorgeous inspiration, or just want some wedding office eye candy?  I’ve compiled a Pinterest board of Wedding Office Inspiration for you here:

    http://www.pinterest.com/wpicinc/wedding-offices/