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Wedding planner

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Wedding planner

Wedding planner

Earnings:from $100 to $50000

Job description A wedding planner is a professional who assists with the design, planning and management of a client's wedding.

Skills and Abilities:Interviewing the couple and the parents to identify their needs.Budget preparation.Planning detailed checklist.Attendee list preparation. Identification of event venues.Identifying and hiring of wedding professionals and service providers, and preparation and execution of contracts. Procurement of customized decorations such as a journey map. Coordination of deliveries/services on the wedding day. Have a back-up plan in the event of a disaster. Manages the schedule, often with software. Assist and prepare legal documentation and translations - especially for destination wedding.

DisadvantagesYou'll get yelled at a lot. People are seldom happy with someone else's idea of a perfectly planned event. Most of the time you'll need to get payment "up front" because people will tend to be unhappy with SOMETHING, even if they make it up, so that they don't have to pay the entire bill.

AdvantagesWedding planners handle a very important responsibility, and the career isn't for the faint at heart. This job is the most rewarding for people who are outgoing, think fast on their feet, have excellent organizational skills and work well with others. Perks include being your own boss and running a business in a size that you're comfortable with.

Education and TrainingProfessional wedding planning organizations offer courses both in classrooms and online. Many online institutions offer courses in wedding planning and consulting. Community colleges also offer certificate programs in this field. Alternately, a degree from a college or university, such as a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, provides a solid foundation for a career as a wedding planner.


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