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  • Writer's pictureKrisy Thomas

The Wedding Pro Podcast Misconceptions of Building a Team: Hint: Large ≠ Success

When it comes to orchestrating the perfect wedding, the symphony of a well-coordinated team cannot be overstated. Our latest podcast episode, featuring Shane Presley of DJ Shane Entertainment, dives into the nuances of building and nurturing a team that is not only proficient, but also shares a unified vision of passion and precision.

One of the first misconceptions tackled in the episode is the idea that a larger team equates to a better business or more success. Quality over quantity is a recurring theme as we peel back the layers of what makes a wedding team stellar. It's not about the number of hands on deck, but the ability of each member to carry the ethos of the brand and deliver exceptional service that resonates with clients.

In the wedding industry, finding team members who embody the company's vision and uphold its standards is a formidable task. The episode sheds light on the rigorous process of selecting the right individuals who can handle the myriad of details and pressures that come with the job. It emphasizes the importance of aligning team members' passions with the company so that we can ensure a seamless and memorable experience for the couple and their guests.

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Laurie Hartwell & Krisy Thomas, CWP Society

Furthermore, the podcast explores the intricacies of industry relationships, and the challenges of maintaining a cooperative spirit among various vendors. The discussion candidly touches on the potential ego clashes and politics that can hinder teamwork and ultimately impact the quality of service provided. By fostering a community of collaboration, wedding professionals can create a network that thrives on mutual support and excellence.

The legal and logistical aspects of team building are also examined, particularly the classification of team members as independent contractors versus employees. Complying with IRS guidelines is critical for the business's longevity and integrity. The conversation delves into the pitfalls of expanding too quickly and the measures needed to maintain quality control and protect the company's reputation.

Each point raised in the podcast is interwoven with personal anecdotes and practical advice, providing listeners with a holistic understanding of what it takes to manage a successful wedding planning team. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge that can help you build a team that's not just big, but brilliant.

In conclusion, the episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone in the wedding industry. 


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