Post # 1
With our DJs and Photographers both making $2,000 a party in cash (and they do several a week)…that equals a HELL OF A LOT OF MONEY!
Since you’ve started planning…have you seriously considered (or did you actually start) working in the wedding industry? What would you do?…
Post # 3
I’ve played around with the idea of being a DOC for years…
Post # 4
I work at a bridal shop. I started as an intern this past winter because I would eventually like to do planning or a DOC.
Post # 5
I work for a wedding book publisher. I started a couple years before I got engaged. I absolutely LOVE my job, and it’s definitely helping me with the wedding planning!
Post # 6
@littlemissbluebird: Oooh that would be such a fun job!!! I would love to do something like that!
I’m feeling rather bored with my current career. I’m one of these people who learns a job/career path, does it for a while, gets bored and moves on to something new. It can be a bit stressful. So since I’m in my “bored” phase now, I’m thinking about something wedding or events related. I was thinking about working in a photo studio (though I don’t know in what capacity) or something like Robinlinz, or even at a bridal salon like ILuvDance17. I’ve also been fascinated with flowers for a long time, but I don’t know if I’m up for more school right now!
Post # 7
I ABSOULTELY have! They make such GREAT money and most work only on the weekend! I have been considering being a wedding planner but then you think of the stress and how one little mistake can ruin someone’s whole day and you reconsider. LOL. On the plus size though, my Fiance is starting a wedding invitation company so that will be fun 🙂
Post # 8
I’ve considered it. I used to be a wedding videographer, so that has been an option in the back of my mind for a while. I just need a lot more equipment.
However, what I would really like to do is to open a wedding venue. I’d love to buy a huge house with a large backyard and host weddings there. Mostly, I want to do this to create an inexpensive place for people to have weddings. Also, I have connections (through my husband) to people who work in wedding photography, catering, hair (my MIL) and even making chair covers. And I’d like to open the house (the entire thing) for a possible place for honeymoons.
Post # 9
I have working the wedding industry for five years and love it! I’m an event planner and used to work for a bridal magazine. Such a fascinating field. Now that I’m a bride, it certainly puts things in a different light. 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve sung weddings for family and friends… great money if they pay, great experience if they don’t. I am currently trying to get a job with David’s Bridal as a consultant, but we’ll see. Four interviews and they still haven’t given me the job!
Post # 11
As a result of planning my wedding I studied Project Management – I’m trying to score a project job / event planning role right now.
Post # 12
It is definitely a fun industry to work in!
@robinlinz: That sounds like a dream job!! Lucky girl!
I have a lot of friends who own businesses dealing with the wedding industry, so I just wanted to defend them a little…
Wedding vendors definitely appear to have glamorous jobs to us outsiders….but I think there is a small misconception with wedding vendors. Most DJs also work during the week – oftentimes they DJ at local venues for Karaoke nights, etc. They also handle all of their client meetings and bookkeeping. Photographers also do thousands of hours of editing each year, so that definitely takes up their entire week.
But I know they all love what they do, so I’m sure it doesn’t even feel like “work” to them. =)
Best of luck to all of you pursuing careers in the wedding industry!
Post # 13
I write for a wedding website/blog!
It’s freelance work, in that I’m not using it as sole income, but it’s fun to be “in the industry” at events and such.
Post # 14
I’ve considered it, but can’t get past the idea of working primarily weekends. Obviously, it’s worth it if you can actually love your job, but it’s just too risky for me.
Post # 15
I want to so badly! Either that or something in interior design. I really really wanted a job as marketing assistant to a wedding blog, and I’ve also tried to get a job at David’s Bridal. So far nothing has panned out, but I keep hoping! 🙂
Post # 16
I’m actually thinking I might start a small linen rentals company right now. I have three friends getting married next year, so I might start there and expand.
From there I might get into designing? I don’t know that I’d want to do all the planning, but giving a bride her vision, think that could be fun.
I might do some simple, inexpensive invitations as well.
I made my own luminaires that I believe I could sell as well as some jewelry, possibly even veils.
Not sure how to combine all of the vision right now.. I think it starts with a website. That’s what I’m trying to figure out first!