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Become a Wedding Planner / Edition 4
     

Become a Wedding Planner / Edition 4

by Catherine Goulet, Jan Riddell
 

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ISBN-10: 1894638379

ISBN-13: 9781894638371

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: FabJob.Com Ltd.

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people's lives. Welcome to the world of wedding planning! In this guide you will discover how to: Plan a wedding ceremony and reception, Select reputable vendors and avoid disasters, Get a job as a wedding planner with a resort, tourist infraction or

Overview

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people's lives. Welcome to the world of wedding planning! In this guide you will discover how to: Plan a wedding ceremony and reception, Select reputable vendors and avoid disasters, Get a job as a wedding planner with a resort, tourist infraction or other wedding industry employer, Start a wedding planning business, price your services, and find clients, Be certified as a professional wedding planner, If you would like to be paid to plan weddings, this FabJob guide is for you! It shows how you can be a wedding planner, or plan your own wedding like a professional wedding planner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894638371
Publisher:
FabJob.Com Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Fabjob Guides
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

1.1 Welcome to Wedding Planning 1

1.1.1 Wedding Planning as a Profession 2

1.1.2 Benefits of This Career 3

1.1.3 Job Titles 4

1.2 Inside This Guide 6

2 What a Wedding Planner Does 7

2.1 Services Provided by a Wedding Planner 7

2.1.1 Complete Wedding Planning Services 8

2.1.2 Partial Wedding Planning Services 9

2.1.3 Rehearsal and Wedding Day Services Only 11

2.2 Preliminary Steps to Plan a Wedding 11

2.2.1 Consultation with the Bride and Groom 11

2.2.2 Preparing a Budget 23

2.3 Getting Organized 28

2.3.1 Preparing a Time-Line Schedule 28

2.3.2 Preparing Checklists 40

2.3.3 Keeping a Wedding Organizer 49

2.4 Planning the Ceremony 53

2.4.1 Selecting the Wedding Date 54

2.4.2 Selecting the Venue 55

2.4.3 Selecting the Officiant 60

2.4.4 Ceremony Vows, Exchanges and Readings 63

2.4.5 Selecting Ceremony Music 67

2.4.6 Obtaining the Marriage License 69

2.4.7 Ceremony Rehearsal 70

2.4.8 The Ceremony Processional, Recessional and Receiving Line 75

2.4.9 Other Ceremony Arrangements 79

2.5 Planning the Reception 79

2.5.1 Venue Selection 81

2.5.2 Preparing for the Reception 83

2.5.3 Reception Activities 92

2.6 Working with Vendors 96

2.6.1 Recommending Vendors 98

2.6.2 Contract Negotiation 102

2.6.3 Co-ordination with the Vendor 105

2.6.4 Follow Up 109

3 Developing Your Skills 111

3.1 Do You Have an Aptitude for Wedding Planning? 111

3.2 Developing Your Skills to Succeed 114

3.2.1 Interpersonal Skills 114

3.2.2 Organizational Skills 118

3.2.3 Creativity 122

3.3 Teaching Yourself Wedding Planning 124

3.3.1 Places to Go 125

3.3.2 People to Speak With 127

3.3.3 Things to Do 130

3.3.4 What to Read and Watch 134

3.4 Educational Programs 137

3.4.1 What to Look For 138

3.4.2 Certificate Programs 139

3.4.3 Continuing Education Courses 147

4 Wedding Industry Jobs 149

4.1 Types of Employers 150

4.1.1 Resorts and Hotels 150

4.1.2 Other Locations 154

4.1.3 Retailers 156

4.1.4 Wedding Planners 160

4.1.5 Churches and Synagogues 162

4.1.6 Wedding Vendors 163

4.2 Finding Job Openings 165

4.2.1 Advertised Positions 165

4.2.2 Unadvertised Positions 167

4.2.3 How to Create a Job 168

4.3 Job Hunting Materials 170

4.3.1 Your Resume 170

4.3.2 Cover Letter 172

4.4 Interviews 174

4.4.1 What Employers Are Looking For 175

4.4.2 Questions to Expect 177

4.4.3 Discussing Salary 178

5 Starring Your Own Business 181

5.1 Getting Started 182

5.1.1 Creating a Business Plan 183

5.1.2 Choosing a Business Name 186

5.1.3 Legal Matters 187

5.1.4 Taxes 189

5.2 Setting Up Your Business 191

5.2.1 Location 191

5.2.2 Telephones 193

5.2.3 Equipment and Supplies 196

5.2.4 Insurance 200

5.2.5 Employees and Contractors 201

5.2.6 Finances 202

5.3 Marketing Your Business 205

5.3.1 Your Portfolio and Promotional Tools 205

5.3.2 Networking 213

5.3.3 Advertising 217

5.3.4 Free Media Publicity 218

5.3.5 Bridal Shows 221

5.3.6 Creative Marketing Ideas 223

5.4 Working with Clients 226

5.4.1 Setting Your Fees 226

5.4.2 How to Do a Client Consultation 232

5.4.3 Your Contract 238

5.5 Professional Associations and Certification 245

6 Conclusion 251

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