Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2011 - Laurel Rock Farms, PA
So I have always enjoyed doing parties for family and friends and now that Im planning my wedding and helping 4 other gf’s plan theirs as well I just love it even more. I want to be a wedding/event planner and I get do it all online. A few years ago I turned down a job with planning because I wanted to help my grandparents and now I need to do something else with my job skills since I haven’t completed college. The problem is I live in central PA and there may not be that many jobs out there. I have the time to get my certification now bc I care fulltime for my gpap. So should I go ahead and get it or isn’t it worth it.
Post # 3
I say, if you really want to and feel like it would be something you would enjoy, go for it!
Post # 4
I believe it takes a special person to be a wedding planner and if they are good at what they do, they are a Godsend! I love my planner and don’t know what I would do without her. They can be very expensive but you just to do your homework and we got lucky and found a great one for a reasonable, flat fee.
I think if you really want to do this, you should go for it! It may take a little bit to get your business going, but if you do some strategic marketing and after a couple brides spread the word, it’ll pick up. Hey, you can spread the word here 🙂 You have to do what makes you happy!
Post # 5
I say go for it. Make a portfolio (pictures, recommendations, etc) of the weddings you’re helping with now. It’ll help to have that on the side.
I know what you mean about planning parties and such. That’s why I thought about becoming a caterer. I love cooking for a large group of people. I planned, cooked, shopped, etc for my mom’s 40th birthday in the matter of a day. I was exhausted, but I loved every minute of it. I did it again for my grandmother’s 75th birthday. It turned out wonderful. I can’t wait for another occasion to come up. But for now, my wedding planning is going to be a blast. 😀
Post # 6
It’s a really fun job! Along with the experience you are already gaining, I would recommend becoming certified as well, because you’ll learn a lot about the career field and establish yourself as a pro. http://www.eventdesignacademy.com/wedding-planning-courses/certified-wedding-planner.html is an awesome curriculum. Good luck with it!