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Becoming a Wedding Planner ?

September 30, 2011

Becoming a Wedding Planner ?

As people have shortage of time nowadays, they prefer to outsource their major work that requires lots of planning, time, energy and money.

Wedding is one such work and the requirement of the professional wedding consultants is grown exponentially. The couple is under pressures to balance their professional and personal lives and they simply don’t have time to plan for creating the wedding of their dreams. They are more likely to hire the services of wedding planner to get their work done.

To be a wedding planner requires you to be professional and reliable. You will be required to deal with various kinds of people to get your work done and you should have the ability to think on your feet and people managing skills to fix the problems that might arise.

Become a Wedding Planner, This job requires you to deal with weepy brides, cranky suppliers, demanding mothers, and others who want your attention all the time. You will bargain with vendors, oversee the activities of hired helpers, and also mingles with the guests at wedding receptions. You should love working with the people and possess an upbeat, positive outlook for tackling the various kinds of problems. You should have a strong business background and you will be required to coordinate budgets and oversee finances for your clients. You will also need to take care of taxes, billing and other financial matters.

The start up costs of the wedding consultant varies and if you are starting office from your home then you can make savings on office space. Most of the wedding planning businesses have relatively low start-up costs. Also, you may use the equipment you already have, like computer or a fax machine. Your major suppliers includes Reception halls and banquet sites, Caterers, Florists, Entertainment consultants and DJs, Photographers and videographers, Wedding cake bakery and Car services.

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