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Five steps to becoming a wedding planner

By shinychris on September 11th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

wedding planner notebook 3A person’s wedding day is widely regarded as being the happiest day of their life and, with this in mind, everything should be perfect and the day itself must run like clockwork. Being the bride and groom can be pressure enough for some and that is why the celebrity fashion of hiring a wedding planner is becoming far more popular and is no longer solely the preserve of the rich and wealthy.

Planning a wedding can be very stressful but when you are doing it for someone else the rewards and satisfaction can be wonderful – and rather lucrative! This explains why they are many wedding planning courses on offer and here are five steps you must take on the road to becoming the architect of others’ dream nuptials:

1. Before you go any further you must ask yourself if you are the right type of person for the job. You’ll be dealing with some very anxious and nervous people so you’ll need a firm but understanding manner to make sure you are able to keep everything under control.

2. You must decide whether your plan is to work for yourself or to join an established operation. Both options have a variety of positives and negatives. Some people need the safety net of being paid a regular wage whilst others relish the opportunity to strike out on their own. Whichever path you choose you need to ensure you are fully armed with the right qualifications and knowledge.

3. Choosing a way to learn the ropes is a major decision. You might have helped out a friend or even organised your own wedding to highly demanding standards but there is much more to professional wedding planning than you might imagine. You can find a range of internationally accredited and certificated courses available online as home learning programmes, which is the perfect solution if you already have commitments on your time which might make it impractical to simply drop everything and set up a new business.

4. Set you aims and know your limits. It can be a fun and rewarding occupation which could run alongside an established career as a second job, or be a sole source of income for someone willing to put in the hours for potentially a limited initial return. Only you will know how much you are willing to put into it and how far you are driven to take it to a logical conclusion.

5. Spread the word. Once you’ve set the parameters and know exactly where you stand the next thing you have to do is get out there and let people know your intentions. If you want to work for someone else make sure you’ve got a great CV that highlights your experience, qualifications and other unique positives. If you’re venturing out on your own you can use all that the Internet has to offer to let people know about your new project. After all, that’s what social networking was invented for!


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