New wedding planner finds pent-up demand for her services – Maryland Daily Record
A Pennsylvania girl discovered success in a brand new profession because of good timing and the assistance of SCORE Bucks County.
Samantha O’Donnell had labored as an inside designer for the previous decade however had lengthy toyed with returning to her old flame, occasion planning, and opening her personal marriage ceremony planning enterprise.
“It is actually scary to start out a enterprise, so I might all the time say, ‘lastly I will do it,'” she stated.
However when she was fired from her inside design job that fall, she determined it was time and enlisted the assistance of SCORE, the native community of volunteer, seasoned enterprise mentors, to assist information her down the steps That she needed to undertake to open her personal marriage ceremony planning firm Lavish Home in January.
It turned out that she could not have picked a greater time to get into the marriage planning enterprise. With so many weddings being postponed or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a direct demand for his or her providers. Due to this demand, it has been harder to search out distributors for the dates individuals need for his or her weddings, which makes using a planner who is aware of individuals within the business a extra precious service.
“It helps to have somebody who is aware of the distributors that go well with their price range and elegance,” she stated.
O’Donnell stated working with SCORE mentors was of nice assist as they held her accountable for what she wanted to do and helped her construct her enterprise.
She first mentioned the institution of a twin firm for marriage ceremony planning and inside design together with her mentors. After O’Donnell talked it over and heard her solutions to concentrate on a specialty, he determined to do exactly that.
The idea labored.
To date, Lavish Haus has delivered three weddings and O’Donnell has signed contracts for 10 extra.
“I do not assume I instantly realized it was going to be that nice,” she stated.
Lavish Home now presents quite a lot of marriage ceremony planning packages and la carte providers to clients in Lehigh Valley, Bucks County, Philadelphia, and Lancaster. O’Donnell’s service space is inside a two hour drive of their Middle Valley dwelling base.