How to become a Wedding Planner

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: April 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Wedding planners are hired by couples to help them organise and plan their wedding day or civil partnership celebration. Their services typically include consulting with couples and assisting them to plan their wedding, and sourcing and booking suppliers such as photographers, caterers, venue-decoration services, transport and entertainment. Wedding planners often carry out the administrative work associated with the event, including managing the budget, planning the itinerary and seating plan, overseeing the sending out of invitations and providing help with themes and colour schemes.

Wedding planners usually offer clients a choice between a 'full planning' package, which involves organising the whole wedding from start to finish, or various different 'partial planning' packages, which provide support just for the final view weeks or on the day itself, or support with specific tasks.

This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a wedding planner. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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