Being a wedding planner seems like an interesting profession but what most aspirants don’t know is that with all the interesting things that come with planning a wedding, there will be some hard challenges to overcome. In the profession, one gets to work with different couples, different personalities and of course different demands and expectations. And as the wedding planner, you have to ensure that every client leaves happy and contented.
That said, if you wish to make a name for yourself in this interesting but challenging profession, this post is a good read for you. Keep reading for some amazing tips on how to make a mark and be the wedding planner that every couple wants to work with.
- Acquire the skills and experience first –Just like any other profession, it is imperative that you find an internship opportunity in a wedding planning company of your choice. This should be your stepping stone because it’s the experience and the skills that you acquire there that will make you ready for the market.
If you can’t seem to get an internship position, volunteer to work at the company. After all, if you are volunteering you don’t have to work fulltime. All you need is to sharpen your skills and get the experience.
- Be aware of the job requirements –Some of the obvious requirements are good listening skills, someone who respects the couple’s demands and tastes, someone who is creative, and of course someone who is up to speed with the latest wedding trends. So, as you get ready to enter the job market and start looking for clients, make sure that you know exactly what is expected of you.
In addition to this, clients look for advice from their wedding planner, especially regarding other wedding services. Have some good caterers in mind, know one or two of the best florists, a wedding emcee, a photographer and a videographer. You should also have an idea of the finest and most romantic wedding venues just in case the couple needs help finding a venue.
- Acquire a license and start your business – With the skills, the experience and the right contacts, it’s time to start your business. But before you do so, you must acquire a business permit as per the requirements of the law. However, if you are not ready to start your own firm, you can skip the licensing part and submit your job applications to several wedding planning companies in your area.
Whichever the case, create a website or blog to showcase your qualifications, creativity and uniqueness. And since we live in a world where internet is the biggest source of information, having a website or blog will make your business visible by millions of internet users.
- Price your services – The last thing to do is to give a quote for your services. So, look at what your local competitors are charging and set your price around the same figure. However, if you are just starting, you should consider lowering the price a little bit just to make sure that you grab the attention of many.