Planning a wedding is indeed a stressful time in every bride’s life. There are so many things to worry about and it sometimes seems that there is not enough time to follow the wedding plans. Sometimes, the pressure is too high and it almost seems that the bride and everyone around her are extremely close to losing their nerves. I was not such a bride, in fact I enjoyed planning my wedding so much that I decided I should make a career out of it. I enrolled in some event planning courses and brushed up on my skills and started my career one step at a time.
There are a few reasons why I chose to take wedding planning courses and start my business as a wedding planner. First of all, I enjoy the creative aspect of weddings. Making sure that each small detail falls into place so that they make a unique and beautiful wedding is something I enjoy the most. Having the ability to coordinate shapes and colors into one beautiful experience is the most satisfying aspect of this job. Once you finish your creations, you can actually see the results as you watch how others truly enjoy your work.
The second reason comes from experience. Although I wasn’t the type of bride who would lose her nerves over the wrong choice of plates and glasses, I sure do understand how other brides would. The wedding day is often considered as the most important day in the life of the bride and the groom, so it is no wonder that they want everything to go smooth and perfect. If they can’t handle the pressure, I am there to help. Seeing the happy faces of the bride and the groom when everything in the wedding goes perfect gives me full satisfaction. In fact, each successful wedding story convinces me that I wasn’t wrong in choosing this as my profession.
The third and final reason for my wedding planning passion is my own satisfaction as I advance in my career. The more I do my job right, the more skilled I become. Wedding planning takes more than seating arrangements and choice of music. Once you master the predicted and unpredicted little details, you will become a well-rounded wedding planner and achieve a satisfying career in the field.
Here are the three most important things I learned in my career as a wedding planner:
You need to be passionate about your work
If you really love the job, then you love all the little details that come with it. This includes music, photography, flowers, food and pretty much everyhing else that wedding planning consists of. If you let the slightest part of the whole planning process slide without proper attention, your clients will notice that. Trust me, they have a nose for that.
Taking the interest in all the aspects of a wedding will also enable you to think about new and creative ideas which will make your clients very happy.
Sometimes, you need to be firm and stand your ground
Professional wedding planners are at the top of the wedding planning proces. Everything goes through their hands, so it is no wonder that they sometimes need to stand their ground in order to maintain control over the event. In cooperation with other vendors and suppliers, the planner needs to have the bride and groom’s wishes in mind while avoiding the mistake of being rude if someone makes a mistake.
You shouldn’t let anything catch you off guard
The final and most important thing that I learned as a wedding planner is that you should always be prepared. A wedding planner always needs to have a backup plan in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. Whether they’re faced with catering delays or a stain on the bride’s wedding dress, the wedding planner must be able to resolve the problem within minutes so the event can go smoothly.