(Closed) Toughest Wedding Job?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Toughest Wedding Job?
    Photographers & Videographers : (13 votes)
    27 %
    Cake Bakers : (0 votes)
    Caterers : (8 votes)
    17 %
    Wedding Planners & DOCs : (18 votes)
    38 %
    Attire & Steamstress : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Decorations & Rentals : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Florists : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Officiants : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Stationers, Calligraphers, & Favors : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Seamstresses probably. They have to meet really high expectations and deal with the most insecurities.

    Post # 4
    Member
    433 posts
    Helper bee

    Photogs/Vids: I think for most people thats the most important, and most lasting aspect that really needs to be spot on. You can’t miss anything and you need to really do your job well to grow a business

    Post # 5
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    527 posts
    Busy bee

    A coworker of mine used to be a seamstress (and she’s one of the best I’ve ever worked with) for a bridal salon and said it was the worst.  Even if she did exactly what was asked for, brides would chew her up and spit her out on pretty much a daily basis.  She quit because it was too stressful for the amount of money she was being paid.

    Post # 6
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2007

    It really is a toss up for me.  

    The wedding coordinator is extremely similar to what I used to do as a 2nd Assistant Director.  It takes a special kind of person who’s able to work with multiple personalities, departments, is able to handle changes in an effective and creative manner and can constantly be prioritizing.  (Oh yeah, and can deal with drunk guests with a smile.)  So, yeah, mentally demanding, with a couple long days per week.

    A florist is extremely demanding physically.  There are more long hours, in terms of having to pick up fresh product, prep it, build all the flowers etc.  If they have a team, it can get done faster.  If they are on their own, they’ll spend anywhere from 50-70hrs on one wedding, not including research, shopping and paperwork.  They have to lug buckets of flowers around, lift heavy centerpieces, pack up trucks, haul ladders around, fight with manzanita branches and thorns.  One florist I know usually will work through the night before the wedding getting it all done, they’re up from 8A Fri, building until about 10 or 11A Saturday with maybe a 20min nap.  Then they have to pack up and transport, deliver personal flowers, then set up ceremony and reception, get the bride down the aisle, nap in the car for a few hours and then be back at the reception at midnight to wrap out, getting home around 2A Sunday to actually have a full night’s rest before waking up to clean up.

    Post # 7
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think photographers and videographers have it toughest.  If they screw up or do a poor job, the B&G are left unhappy about their wedding photos/video for the rest of their life because the photos/video are really the only thing that lasts beyond the day itself.

    Everything else, the B&G may be slightly unhappy for a fleeting moment (wrong or wilted flowers, imperfect tailoring, mediorcre food, etc) but it all gets overshadowed and forgotten in the realm of the entire day itself.

    Post # 8
    Member
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I say the photographer because they have to capture all the moments so you can remember your wedding day.

    Post # 9
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    It was a toss up between photographers and planners/coordinators.  Both work so closely with the bride/groom and are most likely to get criticism in person. But, also, those people also have some of the most fun jobs because they get to see the whole event and see all the fun that goes on too!

    Post # 10
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    539 posts
    Busy bee

    Wedding planning, making it all come together! But also atire…not doubting dress choice, etc.

    Post # 11
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    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Planner/coordinator! Because you have to deal with all the vendors and make sure they are where they need to be. And make sure every decoration is where it should be and guests are taken care of etc etc etc! 

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