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FabJob Guide to Become a Wedding Planner (FabJob Guides)
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Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people's lives. Welcome to the world of wedding planning! There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As a wedding planner (also known as a bridal consultant, wedding consultant, or wedding coordinator) you will have a job that is fun, interesting, and rewarding. If you start your own wedding planner business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. In our busy society, an increasing number of couples need to hire a wedding planner to plan their special day. According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the percentage of couples using wedding planners doubled in three years. With more than 2.2 million weddings taking place in the United States alone in 2011, there are more opportunities to become a wedding planner than ever before. Whenever a couple marries, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the wedding is a success. That "someone" - the wedding planner - could be you! As long as you have the desire, you can become a wedding planner. No special education or experience is necessary to break into a career as a wedding planner and succeed. If you would like to be paid to plan weddings, the FabJob Guide to Become a Wedding Planner is for you! In this book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in an exciting career as a wedding planner. The contributors to this guide have planned hundreds of weddings of all kinds. Between them, authors Catherine Goulet and Jan Riddell have planned weddings and other events in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Barbados, England, Ireland, and Australia, among other countries. In this guide they share with you their own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from some of the world's leading wedding planners. The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a wedding planner, including: How to Plan a Wedding * How to prepare a time-line schedule * Step-by-step wedding planner list of all the tasks involved in planning a wedding * How to prepare a wedding budget * Advice for planning the wedding ceremony o Selecting the wedding date o Choosing where the wedding will take place (the venue) o Finding a wedding officiant (minister, rabbi, Justice of the Peace, etc.) o Selecting wedding ceremony music o Obtaining the marriage license o The wedding ceremony rehearsal o The wedding processional and recessional * Advice for planning the wedding reception o Time of day (from early morning to evening) o Choosing a place to hold the wedding reception (the venue) o Working with the venue staff to create a fabulous wedding reception o Wedding reception activities (receiving line, speeches, first dance, bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc.) * How to select reputable wedding vendors (e.g. bridal shop, caterer, florist, limousine company, photographer, stationer, etc.) * How to negotiate contracts and save money Wedding Industry Jobs Discover more than a dozen types of employers that hire wedding planners, bridal consultants, and wedding coordinators, and how to contact them, including: o Resorts o Hotels o Tourist attractions o Bridal shops o Churches and synagogues o Caterers o Wedding planner firms o Florists o And more! * Where wedding job openings are advertised * Finding unadvertised wedding planner positions * What employers are looking for * How to prepare a resume and cover letter for a wedding planner job (includes samples) * How to do well in an interview for a wedding planner job *
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