Wedding planning is a big business. There are some many details to keep track of the bride and the groom may feel overwhelmed. The wedding planner can make sure that everything down to the last detail is well planned and help relieve stress for the happy couple. There are some tips on becoming a wedding planner and how to get a share of this business.
A wedding planner is going to need to be educated. A person will need a high school diploma or a GED in order to continue their education for wedding planning. A person should then continue their education. Some college majors that can help a person succeed in this career including marketing or public relations. While in school a person should look for an internship with a catering company or event planning service to get used to working with customers and meeting their needs.
Once a person has some experience they should take a wedding consultant course. These courses can be taken in the classroom or over the internet. Here a person will learn the ins and out of a wedding and how to make their customers happy. Others topics covered in these courses include etiquette, and working with vendors. These courses can help them earn certificates with the Association of Bridal Consultants and the Association for Certified Professional Wedding Consultants. This will impress clients and show that a person knows how to properly plan a wedding.
Once a person has the certifications they need to find clients. They can market their service online on social media sites and webpages. They can contact old employers in the industry and ask for recommendations. They can also work at related services until the business gets off the ground.
To be a good wedding planner a person has to be thorough. They will need to take the ideas and tastes of the clients and turn them into a reality. A wedding is a special event for a couple and the wedding planner has to make sure everything is perfect. They need to pay attention to the taste and desires of the clients when booking a venue, helping select the cake, putting together seating arrangements, helping with the guest list and invitations, helping the couple select a budget, and planning everything down to the list of songs that will be played at the reception. Some of the clients will be very demanding so a wedding planner has to learn how to have patience and be professional and understanding in all situations. A wedding planner also has to be well organized. They need to meet deadlines, manage their time, and be able to multitask. The wedding planner should contact their clients and vendors often to make sure that everything is on schedule and is working out as planned.
These are just some of the qualifications and education that a person needs to be a wedding planner. This career can be very rewarding and there is a high demand for qualified wedding planners.
If you feel that you have all of the above, and even more – please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for talented and experienced planners!