Post # 1
With my wedding looming in the next couple days – I find myself… depressed. Is this normal? People keep saying… “Oh I bet you can’t wait for this to be over!!!”. And honestly… I am sad! I have really enjoyed planning this wedding and I feel like I am organized enough to handle all of the obligations well. My friends have even told me that they think I should do it… LOL!
This got me thinking – what about becoming a bridal consultant? There is actually an organization who teaches you online all of the business aspects of it. I really think this would be great to do! It would be extra income for my hubby and I – plus I love doing it!
Is anyone else depressed to see their wedding day come and go after planning it for so long?!? Have you thought about doing it professionally?
Post # 3
You can really learn this business?!!! That’s awesome. I had never even been to a real wedding before I started planning my own, but since I’ve really enjoyed it and would love to stay in it.
I would love to meet and get to know peoples personalities and make “their” day reflect that.
If it’s something you want and think you could do then… DO IT!!!
Post # 4
Haha, my thoughts about becoming a bridal consultant is what sucked me into this site! I just have yet to take the leap and actually sign up for a training program…
Post # 5
I have tried it and I lost alot of money. I advertised in all the local magazines and the bridal shows and I just didn’t get any business. I got like 2 low-budget clients. All told,I invested over 20K and got back about 2K of it. If you plan to do it, I would make sure you have a solid plan about how you would get business who is willing to pay. IT takes high-end advertising, a great website, well-decorated booths. And wedding industry peolpe are cliqish, they don’t refer business to you until you have joined the “good ol girls” club which I just never made it into…. I still own an events business but not in weddings!!!!
Post # 6
That’s really cool, you should go for it if you think it’s something that would keep you interested in the long run.
For me, I’m proud of how I planned my wedding and how it turned out, but so glad it’s over 🙂
I actually thought I could be a great bridal dress consultant, not that I had any desire to. I looked at so many dresses online and in person (20+ stores, 100+ dresses tried on) that toward the end I would just walk into a store and know half the dresses they try to show me by designer and style number. It was kinda scary.
Post # 7
Me and 2 of my girlfriends talk about setting up this kind of business all the time. 2 of us are married, the 3rd is single, but we all love weddings, we have helped plan each other’s and other people’s. As far as I know there is only one company offering this kind of service in our city and they are pretty limited in terms of coverage. This looks like the case across Australia except in the biggest cities so I think there’d be a real market for it. Unfortunately none of us can afford to quit our day jobs and we don’t have the capital, but it’s nice to dream sometimes 🙂
Post # 8
People keep telling me to do it (especially because I am not finding work in my field: Architecture). But I don’t love all aspects of it. I hate dealing with vendors but I love the DIY part and designing things. But with any small business, I’m sure it will be awhile til you start making more than you spend. From the looks of it, people starting out do a lot for free before they start charging just to get experience.