Starting a Wedding Accessory Store

Starting a wedding accessory store is not really very complicated. Put yourself in the shoes of each customer and treat every single wedding like your own and you’ll never go wrong.

A wedding accessory store is easy to put up if you have a business plan to follow. How will you start your business?

Know if you have a market in the area where you want to establish your store. What are the effective marketing strategies to take to ensure success? Do you have enough money to start the business? There are many questions that need to be answered but if you are determined in putting up a wedding accessory store there’s no need for you to worry.

Why is there a need for a business plan? A business plan is your guide all throughout your business. This will be your reference from the time you actually conceptualize your store up to the time that you store is up and running. To be able to make an effective business plan you may want to consult a professional in the business planning sector or you can do an online workshop regarding business plan making. This is a sure way to know the essential elements of an effective business plan.

What are the products you would want to put in your store? Live up with the name of your store. When you say wedding accessory store put everything when in comes to wedding accessories: unity candles, toasting candles, wedding programs, wedding themes, toasting glasses, something blue, wedding garters, favors, aisle runners, cake toppers, cake servers, card boxes, flower girl baskets, guest books, jewelry, memory books, ring bearer pillows, wedding themes, gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, bridal hair combs, bridal tiaras, wedding pens, wedding napkins, rose/flower petals, bridal veils, bridal shoes, wedding gloves, ribbons, wedding favors etc.

Another consideration to think is the marketing strategies to make. How will you make your store known to your community? Bring it to your possible clients. There are bazaars organized especially for weddings. Talk to the organizers how you will be able to be part of the bazaar. Send a formal letter to them informing them of your intention to put up a kiosk in their bazaar. If you were able to get a slot make sure that you have ready brochures, flyers and calling cards to distribute. You can also start by catering to friends and family members weddings. This is the chance for your products to get noticed by the guests of these weddings.

Finally, the start-up capital you need to put up before you can start your wedding accessory store. If you do not have enough funds to start your store you can ask family and friends to be your partner or co-owner of your store. You can also look for a bank or financial institution where you can apply for a loan.

12 Comments

  • Han said on March 9, 2010
    i am interested in opening a wedding accessory shop in Philadelphia, Pa
  • akina corder said on March 17, 2010
    I would like to open a wedding accessory store in Goldsboro, NC 27530 - U.S.
  • poonam shah said on February 6, 2013
    I would like to open a wedding accessory shop in kathmandu, Nepal
  • Mary said on April 1, 2013
    I was thinking about opening my business at my house until I can afford rental space for a wedding accessory shop. Wilson, NC in USA
  • Melissa said on April 6, 2013
    I am VERY interested in starting my very own Wedding accessory store in Plymouth NH. Any ideas from anyone to help me?
  • Kenan beginner adviser said on February 19, 2014
    @mary @melissa How are you ? Are you still looking to start or are you up and running, either way I can assist you and anyone else who is interested in the Wedding Accessories . Best Regards Kenan

    bogardz@gmail.com || (347) 651-1855 || Consultant

  • Kefilwe Maphane said on November 6, 2014
    my location is in Gaborone, Botswana. please help me with ideas. thank you
  • KP said on November 21, 2014
    Dear @Kefilwe Maphane, email me and I can help you with ideas. My email is kyanpirouz@gmail.com
  • matilda udoka said on November 8, 2015
    I would like to start a wedding accessory business.I would like to start from home for now,until i get enough funds to rent a store.please i need ideas on how to do it. my country;Nigeria, City;Lagos.
  • Ndamayu Catherine said on March 22, 2016
    I am interested in opening a small shop for wedding accessories, please need help. Catherine, SWR-Limbe,Cameroon
  • Lisa Geer said on September 7, 2017
    I would like information on starting an online wedding jewelry store but do not want to have to make it myself or have a ton of inventory in my home, what is the best way to do this?
  • Kim said on April 11, 2018
    Would love to start an online wedding accessory business! Where can I obtain the accessories to sell, and make it drop ship?

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