Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 130 – Kristin Banta on Design, Point of View, and Taking Risks

In a market saturated with wedding planners and designers, how can you stand out and land your dream clients?

According to Kristin Banta, it’s your point of view. This is your intrinsic way of seeing the world that makes your contributions and work unique.

Kristin Banta is the CEO and Creative Director of Kristin Banta Events. She has served high-end wedding clients, Hollywood elite, and renowned companies to create events that are immersive and unforgettable experiences.

We are extra excited to talk with Kristin, because she was our second guest ever on Wedding Industry Insider exactly 7 years ago. And as the landscape of wedding planning has changed, her insight is more valuable than ever.

Kristin is a master of design, so this is a must-listen if you want to offer full design as part of your planning services. But even if that’s not your niche, she’s got great encouragement and advice to make sure your point of view shines through your work.

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Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 117: Sara McCall on Building a Reputation That Gets the Attention of Your Clients

While this guest booked her first wedding for $450 and used her mom as free labor, today her company grosses 1.5 million a year. To hear more, click play to tune in!

Sara McCall is the Founder & CEO of Stunning and Brilliant Events, a luxury, full-service wedding and event planning company. Motivated to empower other women, she has grown Stunning and Brilliant Events into 9 successful franchise locations across the U.S. Together, she and her team have planned over 1000 weddings in the last 11 years. In addition, Stunning and Brilliant Events has made the Best of The Knot Weddings for over a decade.

On top of her own background in corporate events and B.A. in Graphic Design, she’s had the privilege of learning from industry leaders including David Tutera and Breston Bailey. Sara is also an industry educator with recent speaking appearances at Event Source and Wedding MBA. 

In this episode, Sara talks about how her marketing perspective influences her business decisions and shares what you can do to better reach your audience.

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