Become a Top Wedding Planner – Transition from Being a Corporate Event Planner

 

Corporate Event Planner Becomes a Wedding Planner

Are you a corporate event planner interested in also being a wedding planner?  You’re not alone.  With cutbacks in corporate events, independent corporate event planners are looking to add other services and corporate employees are looking to use their talents to start a business on the side.  I was an event planner for a corporation for years.  When my job was eliminated, I started my own business that included weddings and social events.

Here are some tips to help you if you are considering becoming a wedding planner:

  • Meet with wedding planners and talk to them about their work.  Do you share their passion?
  • Decide if you are comfortable with the ways wedding planning differs from corporate event planning.
  • Invest time in educating yourself in planning weddings, read books on becoming a wedding planner.
  • Find and attend local wedding planner association meetings to learn more about the industry.
  • Start building a network of wedding vendors such as florists, caterers, bakers, wedding photographers and videographers who may not be in your network now.
  • Assess your ability to handle emotions.   Couples and their families have been dreaming and planning for their weddings for years, emotions can run high, you need to be willing and able to handle them and remain calm and focused.
  • Be prepared to work evenings and weekends.

Wedding planning is different than corporate event planning, make sure you are prepared for the differences.



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