There has been a transformation in the way Indian Weddings are perceived and organized. Though ‘tradition’ still remains the essence of an Indian wedding, there have been many new innovations and additions. The rising popularity of a wedding planner is a welcome change. With more and more families hiring a full-time wedding planner, the demand of having a good wedding planner seems to be on an all-time high. This increase in demand has also been a big reason that there are many wedding planners and wedding planner companies in the market. But there are many who are ordinary and there are many who are thorough professionals.
So, what separates the two? The reasons are plenty. There is no place for mediocrity in the world today. Unless you keep learning, reinventing and recreating something new, you may soon become obsolete. Let’s have a look at some of the areas you should be focusing on to become a better wedding planner.
Having the right educational background can do wonders to your wedding planning career. Specialized courses in wedding planning are gaining more and more popularity as event management courses are far too general in their approach. Being a wedding planner, there is so much you need to know-planning, marketing, collaborating with vendors, finalizing stylists and designers etc. Your education in wedding planning will come in very handy when you actually enter the market. Even if you are in the wedding business, it is never too late to learn. If you do not have any formal training, enroll yourself in a Wedding Planning Course today.
Invest In Formal Training
One of the best ways to kick-start your wedding planning business is to have some training in the field. Opt for a course that provides you with an internship else, work as an intern for an established wedding planner for some time. When you enter the market as a trainee there is so much you can learn. A good internship program will let you learn a lot about the business. The deadlines, the last-minute cancellations, the coordination between two vendors, the high-pressure situations and so much more, you will get a first-hand experience of dealing with all this.
Network & Build A Strong Team
Always remember, a strong business cannot be a one-man show. You need to have a strong team of people with you always. You would need to have a good liaison with different vendors who would be providing different services like catering, decorating, printing, etc. A smooth wedding will not be possible if you do not collaborate and coordinate.
Improve Interpersonal Skills
For most of us, it comes naturally, but you must keep working on your interpersonal skills. When communicating with your clients it is very important that you understand their requirements. Being too rigid with your own ideas may not be a healthy sign. It is, after all, your client’s wedding and you need to deliver what he/she wants. But at the same time, using your own creativity to enhance everything is equally important. Also, weddings are events where everyone is emotionally charged-up. As a wedding planner, you need to be calm and composed even under the most high-pressure situations.
Never Stop Learning
Even after you hold a strong ground in the market, you need to maintain your standard and sustain your position. Unless you give your clients excellent ideas and services, things might easily slip out of hand. Be on a lookout for new and innovative ways to make each wedding a memorable one.
Being a wedding planner may seem easy, but it sure involves a great deal of hard work and perseverance. In India, there is a lot of scope in the wedding planning industry and with the right formal education and the right attitude, the sky can be the limit for you.