How To Get Into Wedding Planning Industry

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Today, one of the most thriving and lucrative careers in the wedding industry is event planning.

This is because most couples do not have the time to take care of their wedding personally.

Plus, they do not wish to commit any mistakes in planning their wedding that a majority of them would rather spend money and leave the complicated wedding planning process to the professionals.

How To Get Into Wedding - The Wedding Shoes

Because of the increasing demand for wedding planners, a lot of people are wishing to start a career in the wedding planning industry.

But like any other career, there are some things that you should know before you set your foot into the exciting world of wedding planning.

With that in mind, here are some tips on how to get into the wedding industry:

Get some experience in the wedding industry.

Experts recommend that you get real world job experience, preferably in the wedding industry.

Try to work as an apprentice to various wedding professional so you can be able to have a sneak peek on what the industry is like.

Attend training and workshops.

Never ever enter the wedding planning industry without any knowledge about weddings.

Keep in mind that the best way to learn is to learn from the experts who already have lots of experience in this industry.

Instead of self study, we recommend that you attend training and workshops.

While these may cost you a bit, the knowledge you will get from these events are worth it.

Create your portfolio.

Many clients would want to hire an experienced wedding planner and one way to show them how experienced you are is by showing them your portfolio.

That is why we suggest that you compile photos of your previous weddings, both paid or pro bono, and place it in a book.

Wedding Rings and Notebook

Establish good relationship with wedding vendors.

When it comes to networking and in planning successful events, the other wedding vendors can be your greatest allies.

That is why you must always behave your best, be friendly and supportive with other wedding vendors and work in harmony with them and you will surely be able to create amazing weddings together.

Not only that, they can also help you to establish your clientele.

Advertise yourself.

If you think that you already have enough knowledge and skills to take on the wedding planning industry, then you can start your career by advertising yourself.

There are actually many ways on how you can advertise your new wedding planning business. One good way is to collaborate with already established vendors in the market since their referrals will surely be valuable for you.

More than that, the best way to advertise your business is through word of mouth. Satisfied clients are the best promotes of your business so make sure that you always give your 100% in all your events.

In addition to this, you must also not forget about the power of social media today.

Wedding Scene

Being a wedding planner is a very important job and it entails great responsibility and high level of motivation as you will surely meet many challenges along the way.

The success of the big day of your clients will rely on you so you have to make sure that you already have the knowledge and skills needed to make all your events successful.

If you wish to start a career in the wedding planning industry, then make you that you start your career right by following the tips given above.

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  1. Jenn

    July 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    What an awesome job this would be. I love being busy and do my best when up against a deadline.

  2. Amanda

    July 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Having planned my sister’s wedding when she was out of the country, I feel like I got a good taste of wedding planning. As fun as it was to be creative, not too sure if that is the career for me.

  3. Maria

    July 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Great tips you provide here! Once, loooong ago, I considered getting into wedding/event planning but realized it wasn’t for me.

  4. Patrice M Foster

    July 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Seems like an fun and interesting career need to be creative not for me. Love your images.

  5. Becky

    July 29, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I could use a wedding planner right now!! I am so over trying to plan my upcoming wedding!!

  6. Nikki

    July 29, 2015 at 2:20 am

    great idea . when my sister wedding preparation i made the planner and location to her so she hired me as an her wedding coordinator

  7. Dominique Goh

    July 29, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Being in wedding planning sounds like lots of fun. Great tips stated above.

  8. Reginia Cordell

    July 29, 2015 at 5:22 am

    The wedding industry will always be big business. This is one day that must be magical and without flaws. You’re right, couples do not want any missteps during this one-of-a-kind day, so a planner is needed. A well seasoned planner can do well for herself or himself.

  9. Liz Mays

    July 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I imagine it takes time to build up a reputation and industry credibility. This is good advice on getting there!

  10. maria

    July 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    It is a good career especially that there is a strong demand for it. I think you need to have a great deal of contacts/suppliers.

  11. Elizabeth O.

    July 30, 2015 at 1:20 am

    My sister would love this articles. She loves wedding and she’s been helping plan her friends’ weddings. I think she should start making it her business.

  12. Melgie

    July 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Planning the wedding is sometimes stressful! So glad that some people able to do this for living and enjoy at the same time. I’ll share this article to my friends. Thank you.

  13. Michi

    July 31, 2015 at 12:16 am

    When I was young and watched the movie of J.Lo “Wedding Planner”, I wanted to be a wedding planner too. 🙂

  14. Chin chin

    July 31, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I think wedding or event planning is a good business to get into. I know some people who do it on the side and actually earn more than their full time job. But I don’t think it is for me.

  15. Mommy Maye

    August 1, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Great tips. Planning to do wedding invitations and souvenirs soon. That’s what I plan to add to our online business once I resign from work.

  16. Mark

    August 1, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Great tips! Very useful post for people who are into this industry.

  17. Shelly

    August 1, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I heard it’s a lucrative career, especially once you have established a good portfolio. Weddings are big events and there are many couples out there who are willing to spend a fortune just to make their big day extra special.

  18. JanzCrystalz/January

    August 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Sometime in the past I thought of becoming a wedding planner as a sideline but never realized. Because while digging in I realized it is not an easy job. 🙂

  19. Elizabeth O.

    August 3, 2015 at 6:23 am

    These are great advice. My SIL loves to help our friends and relatives with their weddings. I think it’s high time she thinks of doing this as a business.

  20. Len

    August 3, 2015 at 8:56 am

    these are great tips, i wish i read it before my wedding a long time ago…

  21. Grace

    August 3, 2015 at 11:58 am

    i actually dreamt of being in the industry while i was preparing for my own wedding. i still want to do this soon but the competition is getting tighter for new names in the industry.

  22. Nilyn Matugas

    August 4, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    It’s my secret dream to become a party organizer. 🙂

  23. Melgie

    August 7, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Being in a wedding business is a really fun job I think, Your be able to see and experience different kind and style of wedding.

  24. Mommy Anna

    August 10, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Nice tips 🙂 this is one of my dream also to be a wedding planner I love weddings

  25. maria

    August 11, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Watching The Wedding Planner a long time ago made me think how glamourous it is to be that but with experience in events planning….you need a lot of patience (and connections).

  26. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    August 17, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I didn’t even plan my own LOL. My husband and I went to Vegas to get hitched.

  27. Sinziana

    August 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Great step by step advices! Love the image with the bride in pink sneakers!

  28. Wendy

    August 17, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    As a former fulltime florist I can tell you it’s great to work with a wedding planner that knows what they are doing. Makes things easier for all the vendors. And it can be fun.

  29. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    August 17, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Excellent tips! I love weddings, and would love to be a wedding planner.

  30. Debbie Denny

    August 18, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Sounds like a good career. Good advice

  31. Shelah

    August 18, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Being a wedding planner sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the great tips!

  32. Wynn Zhou

    August 18, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Thanks for advise, but I have no chance 😛 my wedding is too simple because we do not have money when we get married.

  33. Claudette P. Esterine

    August 18, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Hmmm…serious food for thought! thanks for sharing, I will keep it in mind.

  34. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    August 18, 2015 at 2:41 am

    I was a wedding DJ a long time ago. I really loved doing it.

  35. Shannon Peterson

    August 18, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Practice makes perfect! I think in the wedding planning industry, that who you know could benefit you hugely so an internship would be super important!

  36. rika

    August 18, 2015 at 5:19 am

    excellent tip… being a wedding planner isn’t easy. i couldn’t even handle my own wedding 🙂

  37. Megan @ A Dash of Megnut

    August 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Such a great look into what it takes to be a wedding planner! I make wedding cakes on the side and I just love seeing what else goes into the wedding. It’s so much fun!

  38. victoria

    August 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Great idea, My auntie is a wedding coordinator and i help her to make a planner for the wedding and the preparing the place, she hires me as her assistant

  39. Shann Eva

    August 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Great ideas and tips .I’ve toyed with the idea, as I planned my own wedding and loved it .

  40. Ourfamilyworld

    August 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    This is a great resource for those who are planning to venture into this kind of business. I will share this to my cousin.

  41. CourtneyLynne

    August 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Ahhhh I just love wedding planning! I don’t know if I could ever do it for a job though! Too much pressure to make sure your client has the most fabulous day ever!

  42. Julia

    August 19, 2015 at 1:48 am

    I did wedding planning a few years ago before I got married and had kids. I loved it but it takes a lot of work.

  43. M from The Stay-at-Home Life

    August 19, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Wedding planning can be a very lucrative industry to get into.