Some Simple Steps to Help You Become a Wedding Planner

They say that your Wedding day is by far the biggest event of your life. We have all been to countless Weddings and admired the meticulous organisation, attention to detail. From the beautiful flowers to the military like precision of the table layout. Can you imagine the feeling of job satisfaction if you job title was “Wedding Planner?”

With the average cost of a wedding being around £20,000 it is big business more and more couples are contracting professional wedding planner to ensure that their big day goes without a hitch.

1) Be organised – To organise Weddings you will need to be a highly organised and motivated individual with close industry contacts. Not only will you have to manage the guest list but also the catering, the decorations to name but a few.

2) Keep calm and carry on. Another key skill is the ability to remain calm in a crisis. You will have to deal with emotional brides and angry mother in laws. Exceptional people skills are essential. You will use your charm to and experience and add a feeling of calm to potentially stressful situations.

3) Are there any Courses I can take? Yes. There are plenty of home learning and college courses you can take will give you the foundations to go and become a wedding planner. You can learn invaluable techniques from the people who know.

4) Creative, creative, creative. All wedding organisers are explosively creative people. You will have hundreds of ideas. From colour schemes to wedding invites you will live and breathe weddings!

5) Next steps. There are so many opportunities for you. Why not get some work experience with an established wedding planner? Or if you feel like you are ready start putting some adverts in local magazines or public places. You could create a website and market yourself online?

Because you have what it takes you will be a professional Wedding planner within no time at all.

Go for it!

Planning the Perfect Wedding – Tips from Wedding Planners

Congratulations, you’re now starting to plan one of the biggest days of your life. But where do you start?
Organising your wedding can be very daunting, time consuming and stressful.
How do you know what needs to be organised first and who the reputable suppliers are?
By choosing to use a wedding organiser you’ll save time and stress as we will guide you through the planning process ensuring nothing is overlooked and help you choose reputable suppliers to make sure your wedding day is a truly memorable occasion.

The first things to decide when planning your wedding include :
Who will be paying for the wedding?
If several parties are contributing to the cost make sure you know how much your overall wedding budget is at the start.
Are you having a church or civil ceremony?
If a church ceremony you’ll also need to find a suitable reception venue.
If it’s a civil ceremony would you like the ceremony and reception to be held at the same venue?
You may want a marquee for the reception or a hall which requires caterers to also be booked.
Suppliers which need to be booked early include; photographers, videographers, wedding cars and you may need to book any entertainment you require.

What time of year do you want to marry?
Do you have a particular date in mind, or is there a particular venue where you’d like to hold the reception?
Remember, popular venues are booked up on Saturdays often as far ahead as two years, some even further.

The second set of organising includes :

What type of wedding dress and accessories would you like? Do you want to have one designed and made especially for you?
You also need to decide on a colour scheme and start thinking about dresses and accessories for any bridesmaids that you have.
The grooms and ushers outfits will need to be decided on; are they to be bought or hired?

Finally you will need to organise :
The wedding cake; if this is to be a traditional fruit cake most places require 3-6 months notice.
You may also want to sort out your honeymoon, especially if you’re planning to travel somewhere which requires injections.

The flowers and stationery need to be chosen.
Guest accommodation and transport may be required. You will also have decide on things such as favours, a gift registry, wedding rings, presents for the bridesmaids, best man and family.

You’ll need to decide on hair and make-up for the wedding party and then there are all those extras you might want such as toastmaster, calligrapher, fireworks, balloons or children’s entertainer.
You should also remember that after the wedding day any items you hired will need to be returned and ensure you appoint someone to deal with this. You may also wish to preserve your bouquet.

In all, there are many things to think about on your big day.

Tricks of the Trade to Plan for the Perfect Wedding Day

Every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect, but no one wants to be known as a ‘Bridezilla’, so what is the perfect balance? How do you go about organising your big day while keeping your composure? There are a few tricks of the trade, direct from those in the know that will help you plan the perfect wedding day without getting too stressed.

We all know that behind any great event is a lot of organisation. Ok, so you might not be an events coordinator or even a party planner, but you can still bring a sense of order to your planning with a wedding organiser. As a compendium of all things wedding related, your wedding organiser should hold the details of your prospective venues and suppliers.

It always pays to pick your wedding party early. That way they are there from the start to help smooth over any bumps that might occur on your road to getting married. You’ll find that they will be happy and willing to help you – especially with things they are good at and enjoy so learn to make the most of it and get them involved.

Plan for the unexpected – while you can’t plan for everything, there are a few things you should consider. If you are hoping to hold any part of your wedding outdoors, it is crucial that you have a back-up plan in the unfortunate event of bad weather – think a gazebo, marquee or an undercover venue nearby.

Another important aspect is deciding on the order of events before the day. You would be surprised how many couples overlook this and end up just turning up on the day expecting that the MC will know what to do. Planning the order of the day will ensure that your bridal party and everyone involved in the organisation of the event will know what to do and when. It will bring a sense of order to your event, elevating confusion and stress.

Remember, it’s YOUR wedding day so make sure you take time out to relax, look after yourself and just enjoy the experience. You need to spend time with your fianc√©, family and friends outside of wedding preparations and continue doing what you enjoy. The last thing you need is to be stressed out and ill on your wedding day so relax, get lots of rest, eat properly and make sure you are regularly exercising.

And if it ever gets too much, don’t be afraid to say so. Hotel wedding packages are specially designed to assist you in creating the perfect wedding and we are more than happy to tailor our packages to suit your requirements. With a professional Functions Manager by your side every step of the way, you will know you are well cared for.