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How to Start a Wedding Planning Business


Here's a good idea if you've thought about starting your own business. Why not become a wedding planner? If you are talented, like to work with people and have good organizational skills, there are ample wedding planning opportunities available to start a wedding planning business.

More and more couples are hiring a wedding planner today to oversee the details of the Bride and Groom's special day and the industry is getting more and more popular. There are millions of weddings taking place all over the world every year.

There's no license required and you can easily get the experience necessary to become a wedding planner.

Being a wedding planner is fun and interesting, and the job also offers some great benefits. It is also a profitable business offering great opportunities for growing a successful business. In the past few years, the number of couples that choose to hire a wedding planner has doubled. So, if you want to start a wedding planning business, you are about to enter an exciting career.

What is a wedding planner?

Quite simply, a wedding planner is a person who organizes weddings. Sometimes called a wedding coordinator or a wedding consultant, the wedding planner is hired to help the groom and the bride coordinate all the tasks associated with the wedding. So, if you think you can do all these, you can start a wedding planning business in your area.

How much can you earn as a wedding planner?

A wedding coordinator usually charges 5%-20% of the total budget of the wedding, so you see there is a high chance of earning a significant income.

Here are some ideas on how to start a wedding planning business.

There are a few things you have to do if you want to start a wedding planning business. First, you need to make yourself known to your target audience (brides's to be) as an available wedding planner. Just offer your services to young couples who want to get married. Print some business cards and offer your services to as many couples as you can.

Experience is something very important in this business, and once you've planned a wedding and you do it well, you will be recommended to other couples and so on.

You'll also want to advertise your business. When starting a wedding planning business advertising is the one thing that matters most. Put some ads in the local newspapers, advertise on the internet, or just stick some posters on different walls, buildings and so on.

How to plan a wedding

When starting a wedding planning business, you need to know exactly what you have to do. Here are some guidelines:

  • You need to talk to the bride and the groom and find out exactly what kind of wedding they intend to have.

  • Establish the budget and estimate all the costs.

  • Step by step, make a list of all the things that need to be done for a perfect wedding.

  • You'll organize, purchase and budget the services for a wedding (renting a restaurant, finding a location for the ceremony, talking to a minister, clothes, gifts, flower arrangements, etc).

  • Hire a DJ and a photographer.

  • Send invitation cards

  • You may even be called upon to take care of the honeymoon (plane tickets, transportations, reservations)

  • Make sure you attend some rehearsals.

In general, as a wedding planner, you will have to take care of all the aspects, and guarantee a beautiful wedding. Once you accomplish all the above, it is nearly impossible to fail. After a while, and after you have planned a few weddings you will have enough money to expand your business, and maybe hire staff to help you.

I hope this will help you in your process of learning how to start a wedding planning business.


Wedding Consultant

Wedding ConsultantWith weddings becoming larger, costlier, and more complex every day, more couples are turning to professional wedding planners for help.

That's where you come in. As a bridal consultant, you'll not only help the lucky couple create a budget and stick to it, you'll also aid them in selecting a location, caterer, florist, music, cake, and more.

Bridal consulting makes an ideal homebased or part-time business. You don't need an office. Start-up costs are extremely low. And you don't need any costly special equipment.

All you need is our bridal consultant guide. It tells you everything you need to know about the business end of wedding planning. If you're well-organized, detail-oriented, and have good community contacts, this could be the business for you.


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