Tip 15 be a sponge

Sep 10th

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Being a Wedding Planner involves so many tasks. One minute you may be guiding couples in their choice for flowers and stationary and the next you are taking a call from the Bridesmaid who wants your help with entertainment for the Hen’s Night.  You need to know how to fix a hem and remove stains.  You will be called upon to help with questions of tradition and etiquette and give your advice on current trends in food, styles of service and cocktails (view a recent episode of the Wedding Wednesday Report to find out more about being a Wedding Planner).

In our courses, we teach students about everything from timelines, checklists and budgets through to working with vendors, like caterers, photographers and AV and lighting experts.  The more you know about a whole range of things the more useful you can be to a client.  Do you have to be a lighting technician?  No.  But do you need to have an understanding of lighting terminology and trends in lighting?  Yes, you should.  Do you have to know how to mix a signature cocktail, not necessarily (although it can help at the end of a long day), but you should know what they are and which ones might suit which styles of Wedding best.

So what is my tip? Be a sponge. When working with suppliers, reading blogs, magazines or books, or mixing with other professionals, soak up knowledge.  But do more than that, go out of your way to keep yourself informed about what is going on in other industries that could impact on what you do.  Social media is ideal for this, but don’t miss opportunities to meet others face to face too.

 

 

Sep 10th

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inspire others

tuesday_tips_christine_aawep

Being a Wedding Planner involves so many tasks. One minute you may be guiding couples in their choice for flowers and stationary and the next you are taking a call from the Bridesmaid who wants your help with entertainment for the Hen’s Night.  You need to know how to fix a hem and remove stains.  You will be called upon to help with questions of tradition and etiquette and give your advice on current trends in food, styles of service and cocktails (view a recent episode of the Wedding Wednesday Report to find out more about being a Wedding Planner).

In our courses, we teach students about everything from timelines, checklists and budgets through to working with vendors, like caterers, photographers and AV and lighting experts.  The more you know about a whole range of things the more useful you can be to a client.  Do you have to be a lighting technician?  No.  But do you need to have an understanding of lighting terminology and trends in lighting?  Yes, you should.  Do you have to know how to mix a signature cocktail, not necessarily (although it can help at the end of a long day), but you should know what they are and which ones might suit which styles of Wedding best.

So what is my tip? Be a sponge. When working with suppliers, reading blogs, magazines or books, or mixing with other professionals, soak up knowledge.  But do more than that, go out of your way to keep yourself informed about what is going on in other industries that could impact on what you do.  Social media is ideal for this, but don’t miss opportunities to meet others face to face too.