A wedding planner is becoming as much a part of a wedding's success as the cake. More and more people are hiring wedding planners because they don't want the stress or headache of planning their own nuptials. Wedding planners are an ever growing career choice this day and age. Succeeding in this industry is not easy, but following these tips will get you off in the right direction.
First obtain your high school diploma or GED. You will eventually need a college degree to succeed in the wedding planner industry. You must finish high school first.
Second obtain a college degree. An associates or a bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, hospitality management or communications are all great fields related to becoming a wedding planner.
Take a wedding consultant course. You can do this in a classroom or online and though not required, will look great to a potential client looking through your qualifications.
Market your business. You can not have a successful business without clients. You can make flyers and leave them at different businesses such as beauty parlors and nail salons. Print up some business cards and give one to every person you see. Leave them on bus seats, on windshields in parking lots, or just drop a few on the floor of the super market inconspicuously as you shop. Make a social media page and add lots of friends. Post your business page link in the comments of someone else's ad. If you only get one new client from each of these methods, that's more than you had. Have any former clients leave feedback on your social media page so future clients will see you're good at what you do and will be more likely to choose you.
Price your services. Be firm on what is included and how much you charge for extra services.
Give clients peace of mind. It is your job to make their lives easier. A kind and calm wedding planner can make all the difference to a stressed out bride. It is your job to help plan one of the most important days of her life. Make a difference.