Price your services with confidence

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As artists, we want anything and everything we create to be the best because it is a reflection of who we are. Our creations can feel so personal that it can seem impossible to put a price on it.

The result, however, is more often than not that we discount our prices, over-deliver, and then wonder why we feel so overworked and underpaid?

It’s an experience floral designer Amy Osaba can relate too well. She’s sharing her experience with us here today on how she realized the importance of understanding her costs and pricing her services with confidence.

If you’re in a place where you are just keeping your head above water, financial coach Shanna Skidmore is also sharing 5 tips you can implement to avoid emotionally pricing your work (which usually looks like offering discounts too quickly and/or over-delivering on the design).


02.02.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Dreamy Pastel Engagement Session

The engagement period is such a special and fleeting time. It is full of joy, anticipation, and romance. We love how this session by Jemma Keech captures the beauty of the engagement season and the sincere connection of the couple. Read more from the bride below: 

“I have always wanted to shoot our engagement session in soft, dreamy pastel tones and in a romantic setting. I envisioned that it would take place in a open field of long, brown grass. I have been following Jemma’s beautiful work – her style of fine art photography fits the bill, and she showed us to the most gorgeous location in Swan Valley, Western Australia. The weather was perfect, and we were blessed with incredibly pretty light from a breathtaking sunset.

We wanted to look chic and elegant for the shoot, so we went with a smart casual look as well as something a little more formal. My white gown was Julie Vino-inspired and custom made by a young, talented Sydney-based designer, Mandy Heng. Mandy also kindly lent me her handmade peacock print skirt which danced so gracefully in the gentle breeze.”

Photographer: Jemma Keech | Gown: Custom gown by Mandy Heng | Skirt: Mandy Heng | Shoes: Seed Heritage

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02.02.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Wedding Insurance


Is your big day protected? You and your fiancé have invested so much into your wedding day, and there is always a fear that something might go wrong. In those cases, you’ll find yourself surprised at how affordable it is to protect it with wedding insurance. Brides, meet WedSafe®.

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Wedding Insurance
1. You work hard for your money, and your parents work hard for their money. Protect those hard earned dollars against injuries, property damage, alcohol-related incidents, and cancellation or postponement.

2. Stress relief. At Wedsafe, we are your wedding insurance specialists, available to give some “peace of mind” to hundreds of thousands of brides and grooms just like you.

3. It’s so affordable, you’d almost be crazy not to. In the grand scheme of your wedding budget, insurance will come out to just a tiny percentage of the total. On average, wedding event insurance will cost you less than your wedding cake!

WedSafe® offers two wedding insurance products that can come to your wedding investments rescue:

Wedding Liability Insurance: Are you getting married at an unconventional venue like a park, museum, historic mansion or private estate? Some of these venues require couples to purchase wedding liability insurance. This coverage also protects you in the event of injuries, property damage or alcohol-related accidents.

Wedding Cancellation/Postponement Insurance: If circumstances beyond your control force you to postpone or cancel your wedding, this coverage provides reimbursement for losses and expenses, such as severe weather, sudden illness, no-show vendors, damage to attire, photos or gifts and more!

You wouldn’t drive around in your dream car without insurance, so why risk your dream wedding without it? WedSafe is affordable, easy and fast – get your quote today from the best wedding insurance company around.

WedSafe is brought to you by Aon plc (NYSE:AON) the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services.

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02.02.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

The most important question to ask yourself


Do you feel like you have to say yes to every job? Like there’s a constant pressure to take on more out of fear of not having enough?

This is the picture of business ownership, right, particularly creative small business. But what if it doesn’t have to be?

What if there’s another way, a better way?

CLICK HERE to learn more

We’ll be addressing this topic a lot over the coming days and weeks with a unique focus on creative entrepreneurs. Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest from business strategist and financial coach Shanna Skidmore, and follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #pricingforcreatives.

If you’re not already on our vendor mailing list, click here to sign up so you don’t miss out on any of the tips.


02.01.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog