There is no correct route, nor a faster way to reach this professional opportunity, however there are certified courses and higher technical courses for organizing events that can be adapted for those looking for this future.
What does a wedding planner do?
The work of a professional in organizing weddings is in everything similar to that of organizing events, except in this case it is highly specialized.
Your job is to find out what the bride and groom want, define the style of the event, the location and the budget available, and ensure that the ceremony proceeds according to what will be planned. Especially with the increase in destination weddings, sometimes the bride and groom are even unable to resolve the practical issues of marriage. In addition, there may also be a language barrier in the case of engaged couples of other nationalities.
Thus, a wedding planner needs to have negotiation skills, planning and monitoring skills, organizational skills, improvisation skills to resolve last minute situations.
The event organizer will look for suitable places for the wedding celebration and a glass of water, will be responsible for hiring the catering service, hiring animators such as djs or babysitters for the children, will have to resolve issues related to the decoration of the place and even may be involved in the choice of clothes.
One of the most important issues is the ability to develop an adequate network, ensuring superior quality and decreasing the likelihood of having problems at the last minute. Your contact list should include the different services associated with weddings, with which you can even establish partnerships. Some of these services are:
- Rental of sound and image material
- Venues for events
- Car hire companies
- Makeup Artists
- Specialized wedding photographers and videographers
- Bands that perform in small events
What courses can I take to be a wedding planner?
As already mentioned, there is no specialized course on wedding organization. However, courses related to the organization of events, public relations and production can be advantageous. Obviously, management or entrepreneurship-related courses will also be extremely useful for anyone looking to create their own job and build their wedding organization company.
The advantage of taking a higher education course in the area of event organization is related to the fact that you can work on the execution of various events and not just weddings. Especially at the beginning of the career, having a less specific training can be useful to get the first job opportunities.
Acquire professional experience
Organizing a wedding is not a simple task, so what we advise is that you start your career working with another professional. Whether through a professional internship or starting a junior or assistant job, the truth is that one of the best ways to learn about a profession is to get your hands dirty!