$44,260 per year ($20,000-$68,000 annually)
Can vary based on client's and amount of experience.
- Self-owned; choose what projects and tasks to take on
- 100% control of jobs taken
- Connections with venues, florists, and other event suppliers
- Travel to wedding destinations (Ex: Beach weddings, out-of-town venues)
- Personal satisfaction with completed projects
- Free food
- Free form thinking; good variety in setting and desires of client.
- Certification from American Association of Certified Wedding Planners
- Classes from university (recommended)
- Bachelors' degree in Wedding Planning, Hospitality & tourism management, Business, marketing, finance, business administration.
- Good communication skills
- Charismatic, extroverted
- Creating plans for cost of weddings
- Meeting with and talking with the bride, groom, and their families.
- Traveling to venues and suppliers
- Keeping up to date with latest wedding trends and updating ideas for clients.
- Advertising services and accepting projects
- Answering emails, calls, and voicemail about services offered
- Being creative with designs, planning, and advertising
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