When you were young, did your Barbie doll have half a dozen different wedding dresses? Did you make three of them yourself? Did you beg for a Ken doll just so you could dress him in a tuxedo and stand him up next to Barbie? Did you issue written invitations to your teddy bears and other dolls? Did you have checklists for everything? If any of these things is true, you are a candidate to be a wedding planner.
I’ve always thought that wedding planners just evolved. You know, you help a friend with their wedding, do a good job, word gets around and the next thing you know, you’re a wedding planner.
While this may still be a valid career path for some, these days there are actual wedding planner schools available for those who love weddings and want to make their living making bridal dreams come true. In fact, being able to point to your wedding planner diploma can go a long way toward making your customers more comfortable with your abilities.
I began my research by sifting through the internet. I found quite a few articles and websites with information about getting started, as well as schools that offer wedding and event planner training programs. One research tool that I found is becomeaweddingplanner.org. This website lists a variety of options for getting a sheepskin in your chosen career. In fact, it has almost all of the information that I had already gathered by my own search. It seems to include the whole nine yards (I just couldn’t resist throwing in one more wedding dress making reference). Gosh, I could have saved a lot of time by going here first.
So, if you have ever thought about taking up this kind of work, check out BecomeAWeddingPlanner.org. I’d love to know how that works out for you, so if you try it, drop a comment here at TotallyWeddings.net, and let me know if it was worth a look.