Home based businesses in the wedding industry

June 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm 3 comments

Many couples hire home-based wedding specialists to assist with the details of their wedding from decorations to planning. The advantages of hiring a home-based wedding business include lower overhead expenses resulting in lower costs to clients and high motivation to succeed for the self-employed professional. Read on for a look at some popular categories of home-based wedding businesses.

Wedding Planner

Wedding planners are essential professionals who help couples navigate the organization and planning of their upcoming nuptial celebration. Job responsibilities include but not limited to hiring various vendors such as caterers and musicians, selecting materials from reception tents to flowers, negotiating rates on behalf of the couple and producing the wedding event and staying within budget. Inquire from your potential wedding consultant information regarding rates, references and availability.


Capture the moments of your wedding with a talented professional photographer with a home-based office. Wedding photographers offer a variety of styles and expressions from traditional to photojournalistic. When choosing your photographer inquire about availability on your wedding day, when to book, types of packages offered, the ordering process, review a portfolio and ask for references.

Wedding Cake Designer

Take the cake with a home-based wedding cake designer business offering to make and bake one the most important icons of your wedding reception. Wedding cake designers will work with you to select a cake that best reflects your personal taste in the form of cake presentation, cake flavors, icings, decorations and toppers. Some topics to approach a potential cake decorator with include cake costs, taste-testing, delivery and set-up fees and advance orders.


A stitch in time saves nine and saves your budget, hiring a home-based sewing business supports your local community small businesses. Sewing professionals offer one-on-one expert skills in a wide range of services from designer and sewing of custom wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses to alterations to sewing accouterments for your wedding such as decorative tablecloths or chair covers. Ask to look at a portfolio and timeline schedules.


Your wedding is in full-bloom with the help of a home-based floral business, offering specialized floral services from creating original bouquets to showcasing your wedding and reception with beautiful flower arrangements. Subjects to approach your prospective floral designers with include date availability, personal style, references, portfolio review and budget considerations.

Music and Entertainment

Choosing music and entertainment for your wedding is largely influenced by your own personal style and the particular theme chosen for your wedding. Determine in advance the type of performance you prefer: live or recorded. Home-based musicians and entertainers come in vast range of services from instruments such as harpists, pianists, violinists, guitarists and organists to bands and singers and DJs. Ask to listen to audition tapes or videos and review references.

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