Here Come The Profits

Something New

Mothers play such an important role in weddings that one wedding consultant actually went into business with her mom. "My mother and I had always loved to plan things, and we thought `Let's do this together,' " says Nichole McCammon-Link, owner of Exquisite Event Planning in Powell, Ohio. McCammon-Link, 28, and her mother, Clara McCammon, 47, started their business in August 1997, after McCammon-Link learned the ropes for 18 months as a volunteer apprentice to wedding consultants. The mother-daughter team attends all appointments together. "[On the day of a wedding,] she's usually at the reception and I'm usually at the ceremony," McCammon-Link says, "so [our company can] be two places at once."

Carol Marino started A Perfect Wedding Inc. in Fairfax, Virginia, in 1993, after volunteering for many years as an event planner for community and charitable functions. "That was a wonderful experience because it taught me how to meet deadlines, read contracts and deal with vendors," she says. Marino also coordinated weddings as a volunteer at a local historic church before starting her own service. A Perfect Wedding projects revenues of more than $50,000 this year, and Marino, 44, has hired an associate planner so the company can handle even more weddings.

Like this article? Get this issue right now on iPad, Nook or Kindle Fire.

This article was originally published in the September 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Here Come The Profits.

Loading the player ...

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

Ads by Google

Share Your Thoughts

Most Shared Stories

1
15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur
2
5 Ways to Make Sure Your Emails Get Opened (Infographic)
3
Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'
4
3 Alternatives for People Who Hate Networking Events
5
10 Secrets From Leading Sales Execs