Let me tell you a story. Back in 2004, I was about to graduate from college and I had a dream in my heart. I wanted to be a wedding planner. I discovered this fact while sitting on my Ikea couch watching “Whose Wedding is it Anyway” on Style Network. I was critiquing what was going on, coming up with suggestions and improvements, and explaining them to my then boyfriend, who was studying at his desk in the corner. I made a comment that went something like “I think I could do that – you know, plan weddings.” And he said “Well, why don’t you?” And on the inside, I totally freaked out. My mind went into overdrive- and for a moment I considered his suggestion. A few weeks later, I started researching. I compiled information, and even drew up a logo in Microsoft Word. But, life got in the way- and so did my fear. I was full of excuses – I didn’t have enough experience (I had NONE actually). No one REALLY did this for a living (So what if I just watched people doing it on TV). I had too many bills (ahhh student loans…). So instead I got a day job. Truth be told, my fear got ahold of me, and it wasn’t until years later, in 2007, that I got the courage to step out on faith and follow my dream. I bit the bullet, emailed planning firms in NYC, landed a rocking internship, and launched my business shortly thereafter.
The thing is, it’s scary out there. There is a lot of information to process, and it can be hard to tell the truth from the BS. The questions are endless- the un certainties are real and they can be paralyzing. Today, I have a growing wedding planning business. But in the beginning- I had nothing. I know what it’s like to be out there with a dream and half a plan. That’s why I decided to put together an intro course for aspiring wedding planners.
“So You Wanna Be A Wedding Planner” is a series of four free courses that will introduce you to the wedding industry and guide you step by step through setting yourself up for optimal success in the wedding industry. Our first course takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 28th. Join us! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-wanna-be-a-wedding-planner-tickets-1415550951
In our hour together we will cover:
- How to break into the wedding and events industry
- How to figure out if this career is right for you
- Educational options for wedding professionals
- Career options within the wedding planning field
- The top 3 mistakes new planners make and MORE!
I can’t wait to see you there!