As I have been a wedding/event planner, I understand first hand just how fulfilling it can be. I will, however, insert a full disclosure here: it’s a lot of hard work that can get stressful at times! Even so, it was some of the most exciting and beautiful work I’ve done in my life thus far. I did not take any classes to learn how to do it because I already had substantial design and planning experience. However, there are quality wedding and event planning courses out there. Here are some of my favorite fulfilling benefits of being a wedding planner.
Unlock Your Creative Side
One of the most important aspects of wedding planning is creativity, as every client wants something “unique” to call their own. Though as I said above, it’s not absolutely necessary to have specific training to do the work, I do recommend that you have a flair for creating themes and cohesively putting together details.
Working on these types of creative projects can be wonderfully fulfilling. It expands your ability to process and put together things like color, design, food, space, texture, people, and much more. All of this is useful for many aspects of your own life. It pushes your creative limits and forces you to think outside the box…another amazing life-skill to have.
You Might Get to Travel
One popular trend that has increased over the last decade is destination weddings. And though some couples will hire a planner who works in the area where the wedding will be, others will hire from their hometown. So, don’t count yourself out to be the hotshot planner of your clients’ destination weddings. This type of work will increase as you gain experience and a stellar reputation in the industry.
Helping Others be Fulfilled and Happy on Their Big Day
If you’re the type of woman who thrives on helping others find joy and happiness, wedding planning could be your ticket to a fulfilling career. To see the smiles and tears of joy on your clients’ faces is one of the most gratifying experiences you can have. You can actually become quite close to them during the process, though, I recommend keeping professional boundaries intact, even if you know the clients well.
It’s exciting to take someone’s skeleton ideas and flesh them out into a magnificent occasion for them and their guests. Because weddings can be stressful for couples and close family and friends, your efficient planning and execution make it as peaceful as possible.
See Dreams and Fairy Tales Come True
Planning weddings can feel much like writing glorious, romantic stories. As the planner, you are the director and help develop that story to its potential. Sometimes clients are not that creative and don’t have a clue about what they want, what looks good or works well together. That’s where you come in…it becomes your responsibility to create a fairy tale that they will remember for a lifetime. Fulfilling someone else’s dreams can feel almost as wonderful as seeing your own come to pass. Icing on the cake!
Boosts Your Social Skills
Whenever you deal with multiple personalities and opinions to pull off an event, you’re going to expand your people skills. Wedding planning is not a piece of cake. It takes a special ability to keep the peace for your clients, family members, and even disgruntled vendors at times. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but something almost always goes wrong at even the most articulate, well-planned events. And, it’s usually something totally unexpected and out of your control. It might even be the result of someone’s drama or rude behavior.
As a wedding planner, you will ultimately learn more about yourself as a person than with most other jobs or careers. It takes courage and confidence to put yourself in the middle of someone else’s dream. That said, it’s a fun, fulfilling career that I highly recommend if you are creative, detail-oriented, and even-tempered.