Post # 1
I am going back to school – distance education at ICS Canada – for Certified Wedding Planner
I have learned a great deal here and plan to use my skills as a wedding planner and decorator. I do not plan to get a job in a bridal shop, although it may be a good idea for the experience/exposure of how brides are in real life.
I have a few basic things now which will help:
- laptop with mobile internet stick – I can go to bride’s home/coffee shop to meet to discuss wedding related subjects
- car – I can drive around and meet with vendors/venues personally
- ton of ideas in my head about how to organize my wedding planning kits
- Cell phone – can be reached easily
Post # 3
Thanks bees, I love the fact that most of you chose the “you’re not an expert” option! LOL
Okay…. I won’t go for it. Back to the drawing board!
Post # 4
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 but still… Most importantly do what makes you happy.
Post # 5
Maybe it’s like you say… it’s a passing interest… I still think about it, but is it really for me?
I am going “back to the drawing board” such as taking a free career questionnaire to find out what my interests are and what career may best suit me. (haven’t figured it out yet!)
Post # 6
@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
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
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
@the_future_mrs: I agree with this. If it is something you are passionate about, go for it!!
Post # 10
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.