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207 Reasons to become an Ambience Venue Stylist

Ambience Venue Styling is the UK’s leading Wedding Franchise

Imagine owning a wedding styling business with a catalogue of over 200 lavish hire items. Imagine having a virtual assistant that handles all of your bridal bookings and invoices. Imagine saving hours of tedious office work with a suite of professionally-designed marketing templates and guidance documents. Imagine being able to focus 100% on the needs of your couples. It’s no wonder our franchisees win so many industry awards.

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Life as an Ambience Stylist

Every Ambience stylist spends 30-40 hours on their business each week. Weekends and evenings are busy with events and bridal consultations, but weekdays are very flexible, which fits well around family life.

Typically, a stylist will book 50 weddings a year, and a booking can be worth as much as £1,000 depending on your client’s requirements. This would give you a turnover of £50,000 per annum.

In the first year, franchisees invest their profits into new hire stock. Most stylists work from home, saving themselves the cost of an office.

Established stylists often rent a storage container as soon as their hire stock outgrows their home.  This allows them to separate their work and home life.

About the UK’s leading Wedding Franchise

Established in 2006, Ambience Venue Styling are an award-winning group of wedding stylists with a national profile.

Over the past 12 years, we’ve built a fantastic industry reputation across the UK – we’ve even been featured on TV.

It’s about more than money for us. Every year, we get thousands of handwritten thank-you letters from couples whose wedding dreams came true thanks to the work we do.

The future is bright for the Ambience group. We plan to grow the UK network significantly over the next 12 months.

One of our Top Earners still takes her children to school every day

The Ambience franchise model works well for parents of young families. In fact, one of our most successful franchisees, in terms of turnover, still has the time to take her two little ones to school every day.

Since becoming an Ambience venue stylist 8 years ago, her reputation for excellence has spread: she recently made it to the finals of the Wedding Industry Awards. She’s living proof that you can run a successful business and manage a busy household with the Ambience franchise model.

Don’t let FEAR hold you back – Ambience could be the perfect business for you

If you’ve never been in business for yourself before, you might have some doubts about going it alone.  We know exactly how you feel – everyone in the Ambience family has been there. All we can tell you is that the decision to step into self-employment is often the hardest part and that Ambience Venue Stylists are the best in the country.

I’m creative, but I’m not very organised or commercial

Sorry, but in this industry, creativity alone just isn’t enough. To succeed, you need organisational talent and strong commercial instincts.

You have to be able to put your client’s needs first and deliver a flawless service every time, otherwise your business, and our brand’s reputation, will suffer.

I don’t know what stock and equipment I should start with

Thanks to the Ambience Hire Library, you’ll be able to offer your clients a vast range of elegant aisle runners, chair sashes, centrepieces, table linen, topiary trees, post boxes and favours …in every colour and style imaginable.

I don’t know how business finances work

You don’t need an accounting background to succeed, and AMBA, your bespoke virtual assistant, will help you through the day-to-day financials.

It’s much more important to know what matters to your couples, and to give each client the perfect day they’ve always dreamt of.

I’ve never worked in sales

Our intensive sales training, and the Ambience suite of marketing templates, means that selling doesn’t have to be difficult.

In fact, thanks to our Amazing Service Guarantee, our 12-year track record and the power of the Ambience brand, most clients will be eager to book you before you’ve even met them.

I don’t know how to fit this around my family

Work hard on your weekends. Keep your weekdays flexible.

Weekends and evenings are busy with bookings and consultations, but if you’re organised, there’s nothing stopping you from saving lots of money on childcare and being there for your family during the weekdays.

I’ve never run my own business

If you’re driven, organised and hardworking, we can give you the tools and advice you need to succeed with your first business.

That’s what we love about the franchising model – each of our stylists has 100% control over their own career. You’ll invest your time and energy into something you own.

I don’t know anything about marketing

Every new Ambience stylist starts out with an 0800 number and a dedicated chapter on our popular website.

We’ll also teach you how to make a splash in your local marketplace with wedding fairs, photoshoots and networking events that keep the enquiries coming in.

The thought of working alone in business scares me

When you’re a part of a market leading franchise like Ambience, you’re never alone.

Our franchisees operate in clearly-defined, non-competitive territories, sharing best-practice tips, sales leads and equipment with one another. We all have a stake in the success of the Ambience brand.

I wouldn’t know where to start

We know exactly how to start your business. In fact, we’ve helped start more than 30 new businesses across the UK with our tried and tested franchise programme.

Our exclusive roadmap shows you how to avoid painful startup mistakes, invest in the right hire stock at the right time, and fill your sales pipeline with new enquiries quickly.

Any other doubts or questions? Just ask!

The Most Rewarding Job in the Weddings Industry

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our existing stylists have to say about the Ambience franchise:

Laura Clark, York

Joined Ambience wedding franchise in August 2015

Buying an Ambience franchise was the best thing I’ve ever done. I had the regular concerns that all people considering buying into a franchise would have as well as the fear of the self employed world but after going across to Head Office and meeting the team there, I quickly began to realise that I had stumbled across something amazing!


Lindsay Chalfont, Leeds

Joined Ambience wedding franchise in April 2010

I have owned the Leeds area of Ambience for over seven years now and I’m delighted with how the business has grown. Our Head Office has been a huge support during that time including last minute stock requests, advice on business growth, new product development and motivation at our annual conference.

The Stock Hire Library: 100s of on-trend styling items at your fingertips

The Ambience Stock Hire Library is one of the best things about joining the franchise.

  • No independent wedding stylist can compete with our bank of venue styling hire items – it’s the largest in the UK, and it’s growing all the time.
  • If you don’t already own the stylish postbox or the thicket of potted bay trees that your bridal client simply must have, it’s not a problem – just hire those items from the stock bank.
  • On weekends when you’re not using your uplighters or a certain style of chair sash, you can rent these items out to other Ambience franchisees through the stock bank.
  • The Stock Hire Library works at a subsidised rate that enables everyone to make a profit. Hire fees are payable after the event has taken place, which helps to manage cash flow.
  • You’re not required to hire out all of your items if you don’t want to – it’s entirely up to you.

Take a look at a small sample of our gorgeous stock hire items…

Impressed? We’ve got 100s more hire items just like these!

Franchise Package

Invest in an Ambience franchise and we’ll give you everything you need to offer a market-leading wedding styling service from day one. Here’s what you get when you join Ambience Venue Styling:

  • Hit the ground running with a starter pack of brand new hire items. The starter pack has been designed to maximise your earnings and enable you to start trading straight away.
  • Offer your clients an unbeatable selection with the UK’s largest wedding styling library, which puts 100s of hire items at your fingertips.
  • A winning workflow backed by a comprehensive suite of professionally designed marketing templates and business forms. With Ambience template documents, you’ll guide your clients smoothly through the marketing and sales phases.
  • Minimal business administration with AMBA, your own virtual assistant. AMBA handles all of your enquiries, stock requests, bookings and invoices so that you can focus on delivering a world-class service.
  • Look professional at all times with your own Ambience website, 0800 phone number, and branded clothing available in a range of styles.
  • Run a local business with a national reputation and keep your phone ringing throughout the year. Nobody can compete with Ambience’s reputation for excellence across the UK; combine our brand with your own local advertising and your business will go from strength to strength.
  • Insight on the latest trends in the wedding business mean that you’ll know what wedding styles are coming up before your couples do.
  • An exclusive, valuable trading territory. We’ve designed each franchise territory to include the maximum number of popular wedding venues, in areas where the local demographics match our target client base.
  • 2 days of intensive training gets you up to speed on sales, marketing, venue styling and business management. You’ll be a venue styling expert before your first sales call, and if you follow the Ambience system, you’ll turn a profit faster than any other independent venue stylist in the country.
  • Unbeatable ongoing support. Throughout your Ambience career, you’ll be faced with a range of challenges, depending on what stage your business is at. Whether you need help increasing your profit margin, managing a hectic workload or investing in new equipment, we’ll be there to coach you through it.
  • A formula that works for the franchisee. We’ve done this more than 30 times. We know our business model is the best way to start trading as a wedding venue stylist. You need to work hard, be creative and take responsibility for your own earnings, but if you follow our system, your business will thrive.

2018 is the year to join Ambience Venue Styling

This is a big year for Ambience. We already have 32 stylists in our network, working closely together, sharing wisdom and experience in a supportive business framework. Our mission in 2018 is to build on this — to spread our wings across the UK — and to recruit and train the very best wedding stylists.

Talk to us today. Let us show you how you can have the career you’ve always wanted …in the most romantic industry in the world.

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