(Closed) Going back to school – Distance education

posted 5 years ago in College
  • poll: Certified Wedding Planner
    Good idea - business is booming for good Certified Wedding Planners : (13 votes)
    25 %
    Just because you're on weddingbee doesn't make you a wedding expert : (20 votes)
    38 %
    I wouldn't - business is cutthroat, too much competition : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Choose another career - I am sure you have other useful skills : (10 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    3251 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If it is really your dream do not let any of the voters stop you.  But just know for sure this will be a career for you and not just a passing interest.  I say this with much love and personal experience.  I’ve gotten caught up in a moment and jumped head first into a new opportunity when it was more of a passing interest.  

    Just make sure this is something you will love AFTER you plan your own wedding and can handle rejection in business and a tough economy.  So far, you didn’t handle rejection of your idea so well here in hive Frown but still…  Most importantly do what makes you happy.  

    Post # 6
    Member
    3251 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @happyface:  That is perfectly understandable.  Kuddos to you for searching for your passion.  It took me 27 years to figure out it was nursing and I am still in school.

    Post # 7
    Member
    111 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think it’s a good idea. Maybe you’re not yet an expert, but you have some knowledge, and the course while make you much more of one. I say go for it 🙂 It is an expanding industry 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The only reason experts exist, is because they too started at the bottom. Nobody becomes a wedding planner knowing everything. I think if you’re genuinely interested, that it’s an awesome idea.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @the_future_mrs:  I agree with this. If it is something you are passionate about, go for it!! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think you really need to spend a lot of time thinking about everything involved before you decide to jump in. None of the assets you mentioned are really specific, pretty much anybody else probably has all of those things too. Starting your own business, which is what you’d be doing, can be extremely difficult, risky, and expensive. If you are really serious about becoming a wedding planner, I’d highly recommend taking a job at a wedding planning business or bridal shop that offers planning services. You can always go out on your own later, but by starting as an employee you can gain experience, references, and valuable vendor and client contacts.

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