behind the scenes of a wedding planner
Ever wonder what it would be like to have the glamorous life of a wedding planner and helping cute couples tie the knot?
Well, we have the inside scoop.
1. IT IS NOT LIKE YOU SEE IT IN THE MOVIES
You may have watched movies like the “Wedding Planner”, “27 Dresses”, or even “Revenge of the Bridesmaids”, which makes wedding planning seem a lot more glamorous and exciting than it actually is.
You have to think of wedding planning as a business. In today’s age, you need to market your company and be on top of your social media game in order to get customers and keep up your reputation.
There is a lot of work involved and most of it is contacting different vendors and assisting with contracts and Banquet Event Orders. While you do get to see many different venues, you will learn to hate driving far distances as part of your work. Also, I hate to break it to you but you will most likely not be at the cake tasting with your clients. You will direct them where to go, set up the appointment, and then they will report to you later on which cake they chose.
2. CONNECTIONS ARE NEEDED
3. WEDDING PLANNING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
4. YOU WEAR MANY HATS
This business require wearing many different hats. The biggest thing we learned during the many years we have done this is we often have to play couples counselor. Many times, wedding planning brings up arguments between couples and as the wedding planner, you have to help them compromise. You have to be the mediator with mothers trying to take charge, divorced parents not agreeing to sit near each other, and bridesmaids being difficult. Your job is to stand up for the bride and groom since it is their day.
At the end of the night, your job still isn’t done as you have to make sure the clients tip and the venue is properly cleaned up before you leave.