Wedding planner is one of the professions that has increased the most in the field of weddings. It is crystal clear that this is a profession with a brilliant future. That is why the demand of wedding planner courses has increased exponentially and the number or centers that give that type of courses has experienced an impressive growth as well.
I would like to start the post with a personal definition of what the wedding planner of the future should be. As I see it, the successful professional of weddings should be a multitask person. That means that he or she should be capable of taking care of several aspects of the organization of the wedding simultaneously. No doubt that the tasks of hiring the best vendors and the planning of the entire wedding are important. Yet, they are not enough. Allow me to ask you a question: Have you ever heard the concept of added value?
Most wedding planner courses are focused mainly on the organization and coordination of the wedding. This is the basic knowledge that any professional of weddings needs to have. Yet, I would dare to say that those who have attended a course of that nature, included me, acquire this, let´s say, “technical knowledge”. Actually, this is the knowledge needed to start working as wedding planner.
Our knowledge should not stop here. If you want to become a good professional of weddings I recommend you to widen your knowledge. The organization of a wedding entails a detailed knowledge of dozens of aspects such as flower decorations, the protocol that must be followed during the ceremony or the assembly and the placing of tables, the dress code, and the perfect dress or makeup of the bride and the guests. The added value is exactly the capacity of advising fiancés in all these aspects.
A good wedding planner needs to be in constant learning. Bear in mind that the world of weddings is deeply influenced by fashion. That is why it is so important to be up to date with the latest trends. The organization of a wedding requires to take care of a lot of details. The greater the number of disciplines that you master better the service and the advice that you will give the fiancés. Hence you will be able to add that personal touch that all fiancés want to have for their wedding.
All in all, the starting point for those of you who want to devote your life organizing weddings is to attend a quality course. I have just mentioned before that there are a lot of wedding planner courses. I encourage you to do some research before signing up for any course. Once you have attended the course specialized in weddings the next step is to look for other complementary courses. Those courses will help you to widen your vision in the world of weddings. The greater you knowledge is the greater your added value will be and you will be able to offer your fiancés a good service from the beginning until the end of the wedding.