Wedding Planner

Aly Partridge

Salary

$44,260 per year ($20,000-$68,000 annually)

Can vary based on client's and amount of experience.

Benefits

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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

Daily Tasks

  • 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

Advancement Oppourtuitues

Heavy job advancement; Weddings happen consistently year-round. Opportunities increase with experience, connections/advertisement, and local population.

Day in the Life

In the morning, if there are no weddings to attend, look over upcoming weddings and their checklist. Emails, business-related errands, and contacting suppliers. The afternoon consists of meeting with clients, setting base with venues, and answering more emails. The time is flexible and adaptable to how busy a schedule is. For example, if a wedding is taking place that day, the entire day could be spent at the venue. Most of the time will be concentrated in communicating with clients, suppliers, and venues.

Sources

References

Retrieved from plannerslounge.com/day-in-the-life-dee-balentine/

Benefits & Drawbacks of Being a Wedding Planner | Chron.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://work.chron.com/benefits-drawbacks-being-wedding-planner-17154.html

Wedding Planner: Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.shmoop.com/careers/wedding-planner/salary.html