5 Top Tips On Becoming a Wedding Planner in 2020
Hey all you wedding lovers! Do you have a passion for planning? Do you dream of creating the perfect wedding celebration? Do you get a thrill each time you hear “I do”? The becoming a wedding planner might just be ideal career for you.
Here at Megara HQ we are fortunate enough to have followed our passion and established a successful wedding planning business. We are going to share 5 Top Tips on how you can follow your dream and become a successful wedding planner too.
Tip 1: Get Real Life Experience
While completing a course or diploma in wedding planning assist students in understanding the practical sides of running a business, first hand, real life experience is required in order to apply those learnings to the daily life of a wedding planner. Try and reach out to well established wedding planners in your area to see if they are offering an internship. You can offer your services to their wedding planners who are planning some real life weddings.
Tip 2: Get Educated On Running a Business
Planning a wedding might be your dream job, but if you do not know how to successful manage a business you might not be around for long. (Harsh we know, but true). Take time to educate yourself on the business side of wedding planning through an online course or event management diploma. These will teach you invaluable skills such as contractual obligations, budgets, vendor relationships, how to market your business, how to value your services and other basic accounting principles. You will also learn about different types of religious wedding ceremonies, bridal customs, wedding timelines and group safety.
Tip 3: Get Specific
There are hundreds of wedding planners already out there, so how do you compete? We at Megara recommend that you focus on a niche. Focusing on a specific section of the industry will help you stand out and also help clients recognise you as experts in your field. Some wedding planning niches could include: same-sex weddings, traditional Indian weddings, Jewish weddings, destination weddings, or elopements.
Tip 4: Always be Learning
Knowledge is power, and that is certainly true of the wedding industry. The best wedding planners are constantly seeking to educate themselves on the industry through webinars, social media lives, collaborations, listening to podcasts, by taking courses or workshops or attending conferences. Many of these resources are available online for free and are a great place to begin your education.
Tip 5: Be Organised
To be a top wedding planner, you must be super organised and pay particular attention to detail. Weddings are made up of so many moving parts, from managing suppliers, coordinating the bridal party to selecting the correct playlists. You need to be confident you can manage all the stress so that your couples don’t have to. This takes time and practice, so consider an internship or entry level position until you are confident you have the skills to manage on your own.