Episode 423 JEANNIE YOUNG SAVAGE: From Hotel Management to Details Details

Andy’s guest today is Jeannie Young Savage, president of Details Details Weddings and Events. Details Details is a premier full-service event planning and design company which specializes in distinctive weddings, lavish events, and corporate functions. Prior to launching the company, nearly twenty years ago, Jeannie was the general manager of several full-service hotels including managing 200 employees and dealing with over forty vendors! Details Details has also been featured in numerous publications such as People Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, the Say Yes to the Dress television show, and more!

Jeannie reflects on her younger years and when she developed a passion for crafting and designing. She also talks about her time as a general manager for hotels and what she learned from that experience especially as an Asian woman, how she became a mother right around the same time that she started her company, what her typical process is with clients, how she develops her creativity, what her pricing philosophy is like, how she approaches social media, what she hopes for in the future, and so much more!

Andy really appreciates Jeannie for her time and really enjoyed talking with her! He hopes that you enjoy listening as much as he enjoyed conducting the interview and would appreciate it if you would share this interview with a few people you know who might also enjoy it! Andy would also really appreciate it if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you immediately find out when new episodes drop and if you were to leave a top review wherever you listen! That really helps out the show and helps people find it!

 

Since you’re listening to this podcast, it’s obvious that you want to find new ways to improve your wedding business. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the Book More Weddings Summit!

During this online conference, which is free if you mention my name, you’ll learn how to more easily book more weddings by hearing from over twenty industry experts including my past podcast guests, Heidi Thompson (host of this event) and Julie Novack (C.E.O. of PartySlate).

Attract your dream clients, stand out from the competition, and make more money without working more hours by signing up for this online conference August 22-26, which, again, is free if you mention my name! Register for your free ticket at bookmoreweddingssummit.com/andy!


Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.

 

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Time Stamps

[0:29] – Today’s episode is sponsored by Book More Weddings Summit!

[1:18] – Andy reveals today’s guest to be Jeannie Young Savage of Details Details.

[2:17] – Jeannie reflects on when she developed a passion for this field.

[3:53] – Jeannie talks about her time as general manager of hotels.

[4:51] – Learn about Jeannie’s experience as an Asian woman managing hotels.

[7:37] – Jeannie discusses having become a mother when she started her company.

[9:52] – Jeannie talks about why she lost the work/life balance at one point.

[12:49] – Andy brings in his own experience with his music business.

[14:06] – Jeannie walks us through her process with her clients.

[16:22] – Discover how Jeannie gets the information that she needs from her clients.

[17:04] – Jeannie touches upon how her creative process unfolds.

[20:09] – Hear about some of the celebrity weddings that Jeannie has done.

[22:59] – Jeannie reveals if she feels more pressure when she handles celebrity weddings.

[24:37] – Jeannie explains how she handles the business side of things.

[27:03] – Jeannie guesses that most people in her field are solo planners.

[28:28] – What is Jeannie’s pricing philosophy?

[29:42] – Jeannie elaborates upon her social media strategy.

[32:50] – Jeannie enthuses over how far she has come.

[35:17] – How does Jeannie define success?

[37:00] – Hear where to find Jeannie online.

 

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Episode 422 REVISIT: Rishi Patel – CEO of HMR Designs

Since you’re listening to this podcast, it’s obvious that you want to find new ways to improve your wedding business. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the Book More Weddings Summit!
During this online conference, which is free if you mention my name, you’ll learn how to more easily book more weddings by hearing from over 20 industry experts including my past podcast guests, Heidi Thompson, host of this event, and Julie Novack, CEO of PartySlate.

Attract your dream clients, stand out from the competition, and make more money without working more hours and sign up for this online conference August 22nd-26th, which is free if you mention my name. Register for your free ticket at bookmoreweddingssummit.com/andy

“Luxury does not come without service. Service is luxury.” Today, CEO of HMR Designs, Rishi Patel, talks about how service and luxury work cohesively to create astonishing events and a mutually fulfilling experience for the client and their designers.

In this episode, Andy and Rishi focus on establishing connections, finding your position in life and in your career, and how to showcase your work. Join this week’s lighthearted and educational conversation on The Wedding Biz for tips on how you can catapult your career.

Show Highlights:
  • What makes service a luxury
  • Making the process a fulfilling and luxurious experience
  • What manifested and directed Rishi to find his passion
  • Finding yourself and being revitalized by traveling
  • The eye-opening experiences and inspiration that accompanies traveling
  • How networking can direct and impact the course of your career
  • Using social media to grow and benefit your business
  • Showcasing and marketing your work with social media
  • Creating an environment that evokes gratification
  • The art and benefit of using unconventional material
  • What the general process of creating an event looks like
  • The challenges of narrowing down taste
  • Manifesting clients’ specific ideas to fulfill their vision
  • Telling a story with every event
  • How Rishi fast-tracked his position in the company
  • The importance of having clear responsibilities in a company
  • Understanding the components and logistics that go behind managing a business
  • The importance of only committing to work that brings you fulfillment
  • Setting boundaries between work and personal life
  • Biggest changes within the event industry over recent years
  • How social media has brought more transparency and exposure to the event industry
  • Staying fresh and interesting
  • Experiences that keep Rishi grounded in his work
  • Following your heart and finding a way to make a living doing what you love

HMR DESIGN LINKS
Website: hmrdesigns.com
Instagram: @hmrdesigns
Rishi’s Instagram: @rishithedesigner
Facebook: @hmrdesignschicago
Twitter: @HMR_Designs

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