Some weeks ago, while I was working in a weeding, a colleague told me that an amateur wedding planner had had her big chance with her first wedding since a lot of famous people were going to attend that event. This is the type of wedding that all of us dream about: A wedding that allow us to enter into the wedding planner market in grand style. Nevertheless, is it good to start your professional career with a wedding of that type?
As I see it, we, wedding Planners, would like to have that stroke of luck anytime in our lives. I have to admit that it is very difficult to get a wedding of celebrities. However, while we wait for that big chance we have to continue our preparation. In my previous post entitled “The Wedding Planner of the Future” I dealt about the relevance of acquiring a good training in weddings.
A good professional of weddings not only has a basic knowledge about how to organize a wedding. There are a large number of courses that can offer basic knowledge about how to manage a social event such as a wedding. Nevertheless, a Wedding Planner is much more than a set of knowledge. The perfect event planner has to be capable of connecting immediately with their clients and vendors as well. The professional needs to be perfectly informed about the last trends and has to be an expert in social media. Please, do not forget that your clients will be millennials. They are completely informed about trends and fashions. No doubt they will ask you for the last trends.
Nowadays the world of weddings is saturated with wedding planners. And how can we be different from the other wedding planners? The answer is the famous added value. Some subjects such as Languages, protocol, lettering, clothes, decorations, etc. are involved in a wedding. If you can master some of these topics or even all of them you will be able to distinguish yourself from the other professionals.
There is another variable to bear in mind: experience. If you have already organized some weddings you will probably feel more confident and your clients obviously will perceive that confidence. Every wedding is different. I can tell you that weddings are a very valuable source of knowledge. I will tell you off the record that the Wedding Planner that I have mentioned at the beginning of my post needed some help to manage the Wedding of celebrities. It was her first wedding and that is why it was overwhelming for her.
Sometimes your big chance does not arrive at the best moment. I like to think that I am still waiting for my golden opportunity. While I wait I continue working on weddings and acquiring new knowledge. Hence my added value continues increasing. I keep on possessing wonderful experiences in every wedding that I have. Furthermore, every wedding allows me to know fantastic professionals of weddings that I hope to meet them again in the future.