(Closed) Changed career as a result of wedding planning?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

:o) It’s why I became an event designer! I have been engaged a few times and although they didn’t result in a marriage, I realized I LOVE designing and planning weddings and other events!  I started my company at the beginning of the year and have gotten some really good responses.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am a writer/editor at a web content company and wedding planning has made me realize how much I miss the creativity of planning/organizing and yes, I have decided to change careers as soon as I have finished my own wedding. 🙂 Good for you for making the leap!!  I hope to keep riding the wave of wedding planning for many years to come.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I hear so many people do this! however I would be afraid to make the switch in career change as the wedding business is so cut-throat! lol

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yes!  I am going into event planning because of this!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Wow, I’m surprised! I was just really thinking about this seriously the other day and can’t believe other brides have done this. Question for those of you — what did you do for the switch? you say event planning — is that anything, including weddings or just weddings? Also, did you start your own business or just work for a company?

Good for you, girls! I’m seriously thinking about this. I already started doing invitation design on the sid, which is fun… but i love planning events! 🙂

@lovefoolme — we have almost the same job! cool!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I work in advertising, but have always wanted to get out of the office, and do something more creative.  As a couple we’ve always had that conversation of ‘if we could just get one great idea going, we could leave this behind and start our own business!’

As a result of wedding planning, we’ve finally created something that could really work for both brides and everyone else.  (Thank goodness!)  Unfortunately, starting a business at the same time as you’re in the 2 month crunch time of your wedding isn’t the best idea.   So now, although I love wedding planning – we can’t wait for it to be over so we can move on to company creation!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@nada122 I design and plan all events from corporate galas to a romantic dinner at home.  I started my own business.  I also have contractors and wholesale vendores such as graphic designers, etc who make things that I sell to my brides.  It works out pretty well and I really like it.  I strive to be a one stop shop.  Most of my clientele like the things that I offer and that I am not traditional and attempt to put a twist on all of the events. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I girl I work with now has a side business in wedding planning – everything from DOC work to full scale planning.  She’s asked me to start helping out and we’ll eventually go full time with it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve been thinking about this too, but I’m not sure how i’d start or go about breaking into this business. I also love to organize and create things. It’s so funny how something this life altering as getting married could spark something else that could be such a huge change.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

There is an opening at my venue and I’ve already asked the director if I could interview to be an event coordinator and she said yes! I’m super stoked… I’ve never done anything like it before but like you said, after planning my wedding, I’m in love with it. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My wedding is one month away and I have loved creating so many DIY projects that I want to start making and selling stationery on the side (on Etsy!) Just as a hobby and not as a full-time job as that couldn’t support us. We will see!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@temmylove good luck!!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2006

I now do THOSE parties– I had one before my wedding and they were just soo much fun! I had a ‘Slumber Party’ and turned it into an actual slumber party– now I work for SLUMBER PARTIES! I couldn’t be happier, these parties are just so much fun! And the best part!! They’re free to have! So if you’re worried about your bridesmaids not being able to afford a night out on the town have one of these instead!

I’m in the Atlanta area if anyone wants to have a party (they aren’t just for bachelorette parties– they are great just to do something different with the girls)– I’ll happily send information to anyone who might want to sign up– it doesn’t matter where you are!!

~Charity http://www.slumberpartiesbycharitylangley.com  [email protected]

P.S. If you aren’t in the Atlanta area *I’m willing to travel if you aren’t too far away – One of my best friends lives in Talladega AL :)* But if you are way out I would be happy to try to hook you up with a consultant in your area– just drop me a line!! 🙂

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