Post # 1
Soooo, I’m a regular bee undercover, (hence the screen name, lol) and for several reasons I just don’t want this tied back to my regular account. Anywhooo, I have a few questions I’d like answered by the professional wedding planners we have hanging around the hive. If you’d prefer to answer privately instead of on the boards, feel free to PM me. Here goes…..
1. What area do you live in?
2. How long have you been in the biz, and how successful do you consider yourself to be?
3. What is your annual salary range?
4. What kind of formal training, if any, do you have? (Degrees, certifications, etc) And do you think it makes a difference in your success?
5. Are you self-employed, or do you work for a company/agency?
I realize it may be tricky to give specific answers to some; averages and generalities are fine.
Post # 5
I am a self employed wedding coordinator in the St. Louis, MO area.
Ive been in the biz unofficially for about 3 years but recently decided to actually take a crack at having an official business just last year in November.
I cant say that I have a salary range as of yet. As I said before I was unofficially in the biz and just now realized with the help of many friends and family members that I actually have a vision for this stuff. So for this year I have about 10 weddings to plan and Im doing them all free of charge to build up my websites testimonials, referrals, and photo gallery.
I dont necessarily have any formal training for wedding planning but I am in school Public relations with one semester left then I will be finishing out my degree for Fashion Merchandising and should be done by 2014. I am also taking some certification classes for entrepreneurship.
Its pretty amazing how easy it is to plan someone elses wedding but now that I am planning my own…its like I have no vision! I have no idea what im doing with my own wedding.
Hope that helps.