March 9, 2014

Spotlight: Wedding Planner

Weddings are expensive. Every year in the United States, there are over 2 million weddings. The average cost of each wedding is around $25,000. This is why the wedding industry is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Try this wedding calculator to see how quickly wedding costs add up. Did you know that wedding planners can make 10-15% of the costs of the wedding?

Every wedding requires preparation and planning. In most weddings, this is the job of the wedding planner. Being a wedding planner is a challenging and rewarding career.

Couples fantasize about their wedding day. It’s the most important day in their entire lives. Everything better be perfect. The wedding planner is responsible for making that perfection happen. Plus, the wedding planner has to keep all of the parties happy.

Wedding planners work with the lucky couple to plan the perfect day and stay within a pre-determined budget. This requires working with vendors, making appointments, fine-tuning details, making decisions, and discussing options. It’s impressive how many things a wedding planner must consider – dress code, beauty treatments, gifts, colors, photography, videography, flowers, decorations, invitations, venues, officiators, menus, bars, seating, and the list goes on!

If you love the idea of making dreams come true, then a wedding planner job might be the ideal career for you. Many wedding planners run their own businesses. Others work for resorts or event planning businesses. Where ever a wedding planner works, they will stay busy.

The JobMonkey Industry Guides do a full spotlight on what it’s really like to be a wedding planner. It’s definitely worth checking out!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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