There are many persons who simply love weddings and who are always willing to give a helping hand or a piece of advice when a closed friend organizes his/her, and if you are one of those, then maybe it is about time to consider to be a wedding planner. But first, make sure you can cope with all the duties you ought to accomplish as a wedding planner and also be certain that you want to start a career in the business.
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Becoming a wedding planner does not happen overnight, that is why it is important to be a dedicated person endowed with a lot of patience. You ought to have a calm nature, so that you can face every situation that may (and surely will) occur, you have to be well organized (no one will hire you if you are totally chaotic) and you have to be ready to sacrifice a great deal of your spare time in order to build relations and gain sympathy.
Do you think you have all of the above? Then sign up for the wedding planning courses. This represents the first step and the milestone of your future career. The first thing a customer asks for is an authorized planner, so if you decide not to follow the courses then you will surely not get to organize many weddings. It is also important to have previous experience with catering, photography or flower arrangements as this will speed the process of your recognition.
It is best not to rush to start a wedding planning business by yourself right after you get your planner license. You should hire within a company that activates in the field for some time and see how things go. Start building relations with local (or national) florists, bakers and vendors of all kinds. Becoming well known may be a slow process but it is very rewarding, once you see the results.
If you have friends that are willing to let you organize their big event you should take the chance to practice your skills and gain experience. Do your best to impress, for if your friends are happy they will recommend you to other people who are searching for a good wedding planner. You should not ask for an exorbitant salary, at first, especially if the marrying couple is composed of your best friends. You will have plenty of further chances to make a good living from your wedding planning career.