How to ask if you can work for a wedding planner?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsHistory-Bee:  I think most professionals can handle and indeed expect to hear “I love your work, but I couldn’t afford you.”

If I really wanted the job, I would offer to work for free for two weeks, and go on payroll after that if they were satisfied with my work. They have nothing to lose.

Post # 4
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42469 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsHistory-Bee:  Not at all. I think most people would be flattered that you loved their work and be impressed by your assertiveness and self confidence to ask for a job.

Post # 5
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

You could try approaching venues too. Lots of them have on-site wedding co-ordinators that function a lot like wedding planners.

I’d start the conversation off by asking questions about the job and then mention you are looking for some experience. If they don’t offer or suggest someone, just say “You’re not looking for an intern or assistant are you?”Also, have a CV ready for everyone you talk to. That way you’ll seem very professional and organised. 

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