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Career as a Wedding Planner or Wedding Coordinator

It is a well known fact that in India, weddings mean big business and take up a lot of planning time as well as require large scale implementation and attention to detailing. Almost everyone today is living a high paced life and it is difficult to expect too much help from even the closest of friends and relatives who are often spread across different cities. As a result, a large percentage of families as well as brides are willing to hire professionals referred to as Wedding Planners, Wedding Coordinators or Wedding Consultants to handle all the wedding related arrangements right from the engagement, mehendi and sangeet to the actual marriage ceremony. The aim is to make the occasion a grand affair without any glitches.

 Essentials of a Wedding Planner:  

To be successful in this business, a wedding planner must be -

  • Of a calm and helpful disposition.

  • Able to pay close attention to details.

  • Able to make the bride and her family at ease.

  • Creative, flexible and energetic

  • Willing to work at odd hours and weekends.

  • Should have strong organizational and networking skills.

  • Aware of all the latest fashion trends.

  • Well versed with the customs and traditions followed during weddings across different communities in India

  • Having a positive attitude and know how to associate well with customers / clients.

  • A thorough professional with the dedication to make every wedding day memorable.

 Role & Job Responsibilities of a Wedding Coordinator:  

To plan and present a beautiful wedding and related events keeping in mind the client's tastes, preferences and budget.
  • To work in close cooperation with the bride and her family in order to select the best theme for each function, the decor, floral arrangements, music, food, booking of the venue etc.

  • To coordinate and network with all the parties concerned to make sure that all the preparations are done within the stipulated time and and presented as promised.

  • Assisting the bride in selecting her wedding trousseau as well as her attire for each function.

 Preparing For A Career in Wedding Planning:  

  • Though no specific courses are available for becoming a wedding planner, a graduate with a course in Event Management may be relevant.

  • An inherent ability to plan and execute functions has led many woman to become professional wedding planners. While some wedding consultants join event management agencies, others operate as freelancers, working from home and offer their services on a need basis during the wedding season.

  • Word of mouth plays an important role in flourishing in this business.

  • Get professional in every way possible - design a professional business card, develop a website to tap the online clients, build a portfolio of every successful wedding planned, attend wedding fairs and setup your own stall etc.

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