Did you know that approximately 2.4 million weddings take place in the United States every year? Think about the amount of money 2.4 million couples spend on flowers, food, dresses, tuxedos, and photography. What if you could find a way to make a living by tapping into money already being spent on these ceremonial events?
Well, not only is it possible, it is a relatively easy and inexpensive business to start up. The most vital tools you will need are the ability to stay organized and a knack for dealing with all kinds of people. If you have these two traits and you are looking for a fun way to make money, consider becoming a Wedding Consultant.
Beginning your business is the easy part. Although no education or previous experience is necessary, it is a good idea to arm yourself with information. Local libraries have plenty of books on weddings and etiquette available. Subscribing to bridal magazines will keep you up on the latest fashions and trends, as well as provide you with creative inspiration. Websites such as www.weddingtips.com and www.wedplan.com offer tips for the big day and forms you can download free. Take advantage of these. Remember, brides and grooms will be looking to you for expert advice.
Marketing your services is another important aspect of starting your business. Practically every community has some sort of bridal fair. Make your presence known with elegant business cards attached to a small creative gifts such as wedding bubbles or tiny bags of birdseed. List your name in the regular places, such as yellow pages and classified ads. In person, make contact with churches, florists, photographers and any other related businesses. Once you are established, word of mouth will probably be your best client resource.
Planning weddings is one of the more flexible self-employment occupations. It is a perfect job for anyone wanting to work part time or full time. You can work from home or open a shop. You can turn it into your main source of income, or use it for extra pocket money.
What a fun way to make a living! Not only will you be helping people plan the most memorable day of their lives, you will be working with clientele who are actually excited about shelling out the bucks for luxury and extravagance. As a wedding planner, you will meet wonderful people and maybe even make new friends along the way. After all, it is your job to make their dreams come true.