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How to become a Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner
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Do you love weddings? Would you laugh in the face of organising table favours for 200 people? Then becoming a Wedding Planner could be the perfect career move for you. Becoming a Wedding Planner essentially involves helping happy couples make their way up the aisle hitch-free and with all the little details they dreamt up waiting for them - without them having to lift a finger. You might be tasked with planning the whole thing from start to finish, or you may just be needed for a few key aspects, but a Wedding Planner will typically:
  • Meet with couples to discuss their ideas and budget
  • Devise a suitable theme and provide advice on logistics for the big day
  • Contact suppliers for quotes and negotiate prices
  • Book suppliers and keep in touch to ensure they turn up on the wedding day
  • Organise the venue and decor
  • Turn up on the day itself to coordinate events from behind the scenes

If you're the kind of person who is organised at all times and doesn't get stressed out under pressure, then you'd probably be a great Wedding Planner. However, needless to say that it's vital you love weddings too - you'll have to treat each once like it's your first. A great Wedding Planner will be:
  • Great at multi-tasking
  • Good at communicating
  • A people person
  • Willing to work long hours during the wedding season
  • Able to think on the spot to deal with potential unexpected catastrophes like florist failures or bridesmaids who have fallen out

"I became a Wedding Planner after having so much fun organising my own nuptials that I actually felt bereft when my evenings weren't taken up with folding favour boxes and working out table plans. I love organising all the little things that can really make a difference on the big day and although I can get stressed sometimes, seeing my clients' faces when they walk into their venue to tie the knot makes it all worthwhile."

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