Tip 24 From Bride to Professional

Nov 12th

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Every week I speak to brides who, through the planning of their own weddings, have discovered a passion for working in the industry.  I think this is great as the experience of planning and designing your own wedding is certainly a valuable one in terms of understanding just what goes into bring a wedding to life.

But, there are differences between planning your own wedding and one for someone else, not the least being that this time you don’t get to do it your way.  When working with a client your job is to bring their dream to life.  You also need to understand how to help them define that dream and you need to be able sell them on you as the person to work with them.  Another factor you must keep in mind is that when you are planning a wedding for someone else, you are not working with vendors you have hired.  You are not really their customer, the bride and groom is, so the relationship between you and vendors is different and is something that you need to know how to manage in order to make sure the Wedding is executed perfectly.

These are just a few of the things I ask Brides to consider before they go from Bride to Wedding Planner and hanging out the ‘open for business’ sign.  If you are a bride and feel that this could be the career for you, you need to invest time in taking your love of weddings as a bride to an understanding of weddings as a professional.  Work experience, helping friends with their weddings and doing a course can all help to bridge this gap for you.

Nov 12th

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inspire others

tuesday_tips_christine_aawep

Every week I speak to brides who, through the planning of their own weddings, have discovered a passion for working in the industry.  I think this is great as the experience of planning and designing your own wedding is certainly a valuable one in terms of understanding just what goes into bring a wedding to life.

But, there are differences between planning your own wedding and one for someone else, not the least being that this time you don’t get to do it your way.  When working with a client your job is to bring their dream to life.  You also need to understand how to help them define that dream and you need to be able sell them on you as the person to work with them.  Another factor you must keep in mind is that when you are planning a wedding for someone else, you are not working with vendors you have hired.  You are not really their customer, the bride and groom is, so the relationship between you and vendors is different and is something that you need to know how to manage in order to make sure the Wedding is executed perfectly.

These are just a few of the things I ask Brides to consider before they go from Bride to Wedding Planner and hanging out the ‘open for business’ sign.  If you are a bride and feel that this could be the career for you, you need to invest time in taking your love of weddings as a bride to an understanding of weddings as a professional.  Work experience, helping friends with their weddings and doing a course can all help to bridge this gap for you.