The Perks Of Being A Wedding Planner And How To Become OneDocument Transcript
The Perks Of Being A Wedding Planner And How To Become One
Wedding planners are nearly the norm these days for frazzled brides and grooms
everywhere. While years ago, it would have been unheard of to hire someone to plan a
wedding, these days it is practically a necessity. The wedding planner industry began with
mostly independent planners, but now it has evolved to include entire companies that hire
and provide wedding planners. The shift has left people wondering how to become a
Making A Choice: The Only One Or One In A Million
When you first decide that you would like to become a wedding planner, you will need to
make a very important choice: will you start your own independent business, or will you
work for a wedding consultant company? The first choice is popular; 60 to 70 percent of
consultants work from home. It is also a good option because you keep the entire profit,
and do not have to give a percentage to the company.
Working for a public company has its perks as well. The publicity is better, and you might
be offered more clients. The resources available to you might be better as well. However,
before you make this decision, you must make sure that becoming a wedding planner is the
right move for you.
So Many Skills
Becoming a wedding planner, no matter how much you want to, is not the right career for
everyone. Typically, the most successful wedding planners have degrees in an area such a
event planning. However, there are also certain personality traits that might make someone
more successful as a wedding planner.
One such quality is being a people person. Dealing with people and being able to calm
them down is an important part of being a wedding planner. Organization is also an
important skill, as is communication.
Money In The Bank
Nowadays, no matter how you become a wedding planner, getting into the career is sure to
guarantee a respectable salary. Though less people are getting married, most of those who
do are elderly and thus have more money to spend. Wedding planners typically make
about ten to fifteen percent of whatever the wedding costs. And while the cost of the
wedding depends on the area of residence, a typical wedding planner earns between $1900
and $2850 per wedding!
A Vicarious Life
As a wedding planner, you might be forced to put up with stress, details, and difficulties.
However, you also get to relive the happiest day over and over again—vicariously through
other people, that is!