Have you ever dreamed of becoming a wedding planner?
Imagined how it’d be to help organise the most romantic, gorgeous day for a loved-up couple?
To rise to the challenge and be ‘that amazing person’ who finds the most stunning bride’s dress, who arranges the most delicious food or helps locate a true fairytale venue?
Whatever drew you to the idea of working in wedding management, you couldn’t have picked a more rewarding career path… and we’re talking $$$, as well as the emotional fulfilment of helping plan the most spectacular day!
In fact, research indicates that over 116,000 weddings take place in New Zealand every year, whilst this industry generates over $2 billion annually and the final cost of a wedding clocks in at around $31,368.
(In other words, there’s a lot of money involved when it comes to creating the perfect day.)
Not only that; the average salary for a wedding planner falls between $50,000 to $63,000. And it’s not difficult to see why, what with a wedding planner typically wearing multiple hats throughout the entire process; they are often a planner, advisor, creator, coordinator, stylist and decorator, as well as a source of calm and stability in what can be a highly emotional time for the wedding party (although we don’t reckon anything will come close to the film Bridesmaids!)
Yet it’s not really the money that first drew you to this career, is it?
Rather, it’s your own interests and passions that made the idea of diving into all things wedding so appealing… the prospect of immersing yourself in this dynamic, exciting and colourful industry.
Which is why today we’re going to walk you through 5 Essential Steps to Become a Wedding Planner, so you can make your dream career a reality.