Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito discusses what she has learned as an entrepreneur and independent business owner.

What have I learned as a small business owner?

What have I learned as a small business owner?

Question: The Wedding Industry Experts asked, "What have you learned as a small business owner?"

Answer: That I am not the boss! The moment you take money from someone, you work for them, and their "team". So on any given day I may work for 6 brides, a groom, two soon-to-be-mother-in-laws, a maid of honor, and so on. Be certain that you like who you work for and with, and that your visions align with theirs. And if it doesn't, do not be afraid to quit. I have released couples before when it becomes obvious that we are not a good match. As scary as it is to pass on a client and return a check, you are doing their wedding and your work a disservice if you trudge along and stick with it out of fear instead of love. Let go and I promise, the right fit will come along.

How many of you own your own business? Or aspire to? What have you learned as an owner that shocked you? Have any advice that you can share to help me and others? I'd love to hear your thoughts...And am sure that others would, too!


Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at