Often known as Bridal or Wedding Consultants, Wedding Planners are responsible for supporting clients in the preparation of marriages or special wedding events. They discuss wedding logistics with customers, negotiate vendor contracts, and ensure that wedding day events run smoothly.
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Attention to detail
Work well under pressure
You can be your own boss and dictate the hours
There's always free food
It involves travelling and seing wonderful locations
Wedding planning is a growing field
The stories you hear can almost make you weep with joy
There’s very little training required
The hours are long and irregular
There’s intense competition
Wedding planning is a high-pressure atmosphere
Wedding planners have a lot of responsibility
Keeping everyone happy can be a real task, common ground is tough to reach
GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
You like to liaise with clients to identify their needs and understand their personal vision
You know how to design a tailormade wedding plan within the couple’s budget
Nobody can beat you at negotiating a price
You multitask like a pro
Your problem solving skills are creative and always effective
You are always up to date with emerging trends in the industry
Interesting Facts about the career
It might surprise you to know that most wedding planners only manage 8-10 weddings per year. Let’s do some maths: multiply 8 x 150 hours = 1,200 hours. Assuming you will take four weeks as holiday per year that’s 25 hours per week organising client weddings. The rest of the working week is spent ‘running your business’ (marketing, accounts, PR, admin). So, a wedding planner needs to make sure she/he is earning enough from those 8-10 weddings per year to cover their wage, tax, and business running costs as a minimum.
The role of a wedding planner is 80 per cent administrative. About 150 hours are needed to organise a client’s wedding ensuring all key suppliers have been booked and within the clients budget.
Planning someone else’s wedding is very different to planning your own, mostly because people have such different tastes. Can you deal with that? You need to view the wedding design objectively; does the design suit the personality of the couple? Your job is to make the couple’s dream wedding materialise, it should match their vision perfectly.
You are your brand. Clients hire a planner because they like the person behind the brand. A good planner has the ability to relax a couple within minutes. If you’re shy, timid and lack confidence this isn’t the career for you.