So You Want To Be A Wedding Planner?

So you want to become a Wedding Planner? Think long and hard about this decision because it is not glitz and glamour or playing with pretty things and flowers all day long. It is a tough job. You might have just rolled your eyes and thought, “Yah, right, Rebecca!” but let me explain. In reality, planning a wedding takes a ton of time, energy, and stress. Wedding Planning is always on the list of the Top 5 most stressful jobs around the World, and experts say that it takes over 400 hours to plan a Wedding. Now, remember, in order to have a successful business, you are planning MANY, MANY weddings at the same time. 

When someone hires a “wedding planner,” They are hiring an expert who wears many hats—one of them being a counselor or family mediator. You have to be willing to help sort out wedding-related problems while keeping all parties happy, involved, feeling heard, and loved. We are therapists, secretaries, fixers of all things, designers, actors, magicians, accountants, project managers, fashion stylists, mediators, seamstresses, financial advisors, referees, communications directors, general contractors, customer service experts, travel agent, etiquette expert, and extreme multi-tasker. 

Here are some of the duties you might not have considered a Wedding Planner does: 

  • Schedule client meetings for them
  • Vendor communication and liaison
  • Meetings and Consultations
  • Etiquette advisement
  • RSVP tracking
  • Bride/Groom Reminders
  • Managing unruly guests
  • Sending invitations
  • Creating wedding websites
  • Vendor confirmations 
  • Wedding day schedule/timelines
  • Ceremony coordination/rehearsal
  • Overseeing soundcheck
  • Vetting potential vendors
  • Wedding day coordination
  • Reviewing contracts
  • Site tours and tastings
  • Oversee rentals and decor
  • Family mediator
  • Expert advice-giver in all things weddings
  • Pin on boutonnieres 
  • Sew dress mishaps 
  • Coordinate bride, groom, family, guests, and vendors 
  • Coordinate grand exit
  • Load/Unload heavy items 
  • Move items from location to location
  • Steam a dress
  • Make sure everything is set up correctly – be the visionary and the detail person
  • Remain level headed and calm
  • Run errands for forgotten items
  • Always be prepared with a backup plan – think quick on your feet
  • Double-check others work

Is Wedding Planning Your Passion?

The moral of the story here is, do not embark on a Wedding Planning career unless you are absolutely passionate about it. If you are not passionate about it, the job can leave you overwhelmed and burnt out very quickly. I will leave you with this article from Planner’s Lounge: 12 reasons NOT to become a Wedding Planner. 

With all that being said and I didn’t scare you off quite yet, please contact me regarding The RC Plan, Wedding Planning Mentorship program! 

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