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Become a Wedding Planner

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Many colleges are now offering certificate and degree programs to keep up with the demand. If you are thinking about a career in wedding planning, here are a few things to consider before you get started.

Passion and Commitment

One of the biggest differences between a standard job and a career as a wedding planner is the time commitment. If you want to thrive as a planner (both financially and professionally), you have to make yourself available before and after the normal 9-5 work day. Some clients will call you at 9PM and expect an immediate answer to their burning questions, and if you are new to the business and trying to earn a good reputation, you will need to take that phone call with a smile.

Wedding Planner Certification: What You Need to Know

Wedding Planning CertificationIs getting wedding planner certification necessary? What if you’re already creative, crafty, talented and great with details?

Where is the best place to get certified as a wedding planner? What about online wedding planner certification?

In today’s competitive atmosphere, wedding planning certification is becoming more and more necessary for aspiring wedding planners.

It’s a Business

In my estimation, the most important reason to become a certified wedding planner is to learn the marketing, advertising, merchandising and bookkeeping of the wedding planning business.

I come across so many aspiring wedding planners who are masterful at planning weddings but quite lost when it comes to running a business. The two seem to require different parts of your brain and a big part of being successful in this industry is learning how to master both of these skills. You can waste a lot of time and money if you learn how to market and advertise your business by trial and error.

Reputation is Everything

The second reason to go after your wedding planner certification is your reputation. Learning from an accredited wedding planning certification course instead of learning on the job will hopefully result in great clients reviews starting with your first wedding.