Never having enough time is one of the biggest struggles we face as wedding entrepreneurs.  Whether you’re holding down a full-time job alongside a growing business, or struggling to spend time with your loved ones as your business soars, it’s an all too real struggle.  There are days when just reaching the end of your ‘must do’ list seems impossible, let alone making a start on all those big business ideas you have.

Wedding planner, author and mum-of-one Andri Benson of Always Andri has become a pro at finding that elusive balance between work and life. Joining us at HiveLive17, she’ll be sharing her tips and secrets to successful time management, helping you find more time in your daily routine and helping you achieve greater success in ‘fitting it all in’.

Please can tell us a bit about yourself and your business?

I’m a London based wedding planner and I’ve been planning creative weddings with Always Andri Wedding Design for over 7 years. There’s so much pressure on couples these days to have the perfect wedding and I’m all about helping them to focus on what really matters. Every wedding I do is different as I seem to attract couples who have their own style and want something really personal. Getting to know the couple really well and helping them enjoy doing things in their own way is one of the best bits of my business. Plus, I’m super organised, which means I take the stress of admin and organisation off their hands!

What was it that attracted you to work in the wedding industry?

At the end of the day a wedding it’s all about the love of two people coming together and celebrating that love with their friends and family. To know I can play an important role in the planning of that day and the day itself is such a pleasure and honour. The industry itself is full of so many talented creatives that are a joy to work with and I’m enjoying sharing my knowledge with those entering the industry.

What are you going to be talking about at HiveLive17?

I’ll be talking about time management. As a business owner, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by the multiple tasks you need to do but by putting good time management systems in place you can stay on top of your daily tasks and get more done.

What is about time management that you think most wedding pros struggle with?

We all get distracted by day to day client work that often you neglect working ON your business and it can be hard to know what to prioritise.

What are you most looking forward to at HiveLive17?

When you first start out as business owner it can be a lonely and uncertain time, not really knowing what areas you should be focusing and who to turn to for advice. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my journey with other businesses and the tips and tricks that have helped me along the way and any gathering like-minded business is always such a wonderful opportunity to share and learn.

WHEN ARE YOU SPEAKING AT HIVELIVE17?

3pm on Friday 28th April 2017.

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Where can we find you?

Web: www.alwaysandri.co.uk

Instagram: @alwaysandri and @alwaysandriweddings

Facebook: AlwaysAndriWeddingDesign

Twitter: AlwaysAndri

INFO & TICKETS

Places are limited for this intimate event and priced at £295 per day. This includes; workshop materials and handouts, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, networking drinks plus a fabulous goody bag to take away. Find out more here.

Book by 28th February to take advantage of our Early Bird Offer, with tickets priced at £245 per day or £475 for both days.

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Author: Louise Beukes

With a background in interior design, Louise has been the Editor of award winning wedding and lifestyle blog B.LOVED for 6 years. During this time, her styling work has been published in the very best bridal publications the world over, positioning her as a forward thinking, leading authority in the wedding industry. Bringing extensive wedding industry and design experience together, she is Head Cheerleader, Advisor, Mentor, and Kick-ass Boss Lady here at B.LOVED HIVE HQ.

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