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Wedding planners have one of the toughest jobs you can ever imagine (aside from maids and house cleaners, I suppose), juggling a thousand things in one time and working at such a high pressure job it is certainly not one of the easiest. However it can be quite easy for wedding planners to make money. With all of the challenges that wedding planners face in their job it would be good to know how exactly that you can make money as a wedding planner.

One of the top things that you should consider in order to make a lot of money as a wedding planner is to make a lot of connections and to get a lot of suppliers. As a wedding planner you should have the answer for everything when it comes to the questions of the bride and groom – whether it is florists, caterers, seamstresses or tailors, photographers, and make-up artists, you should be in the know and have at least some people you can go to for your clients’ wedding needs.

Because a wedding planner’s job requires him or her to offer suggestions on how a wedding can be different or festively celebrated it pays to be creative. Creativity is something that you should have an unlimited supply of. As wedding planner you are in charge of the wedding’s conceptualization and how to make things like the theme, floral arrangement, venue décor, color coordination happen.

When you are just starting out as a wedding planner and want to make money fast you should not be afraid to ask your relatives, close friends, and acquaintances for a little help when it comes to marketing. Ask them to help spread around the word that you are a wedding planner. All businesses have to start somewhere and there’s no shame in starting out small – the whole point is to make money while doing a great job as a wedding planner.

Building a good portfolio of the weddings you have done is another way of making money. Make sure that potential clients can see what it is you are capable of. Having a portfolio could mean getting a big break.

One of the greatest things to happen in the modern world that we live in is the birth of social media. Sure you have a great office and a great location where people can easily spot you but times are different. Take full advantage of social media. Create an account on Facebook to Tumblr, somewhere you can show off your portfolio by posting photos. Using social media is a great, free way of advertising yourself. Plus, it’s an easy way for clients to contact you.

Last tip in making money as a wedding planner is to be the best that you can be. Be organized and follow up on all appointments and schedules. Be on time and make sure to show up when you are needed. Small things that show your client that you are a reliable wedding planner is what will get you more jobs as bride and groom can spread the word out to their friends and family – that’s a guarantee!


A wedding is a special occasion that every woman dreams of having one day. While not every woman will admit it, they have at one point fantasized about their special day. Some dream of having a romantic intimate wedding by the beach, some want a traditional church wedding, with all their friends and loved ones in attendance. Whatever their plans may be, the one thing that remains constant is that it will be one occasion they will cherish as long as they live. Now, planning your wedding can be stressful and nerve-wracking, but at the end of the day, you will know every effort is worth it.

Planning your wedding

The moment the man of your life proposes, you know you are in for a happy ever after. However, one task you must accomplish, well, to make things legal, is to get married. And, getting married means you have to plan for your wedding ̶ from picking the perfect date and venue selecting to finding the best caterers and clothes for your entourage. The task may be overwhelming, the list goes on, but every sacrifice and hard work will be worth that one special day.

Setting the date

Set a date that is not only special to you and your better half, but is also workable for you. If you plan a big wedding, remember that some locations and venues have a waiting list. Look into the next year. If you want a simple, intimate gathering, a few months could suffice. Make a timetable that is both realistic and achievable.

Getting the best suppliers

When you are planning your wedding, you naturally want the best of the best; the best flowers to adorn your tables, the best gown to wear, the best food to serve your guests. Scout the market for the best suppliers that can give you the results you want. You can even ask married friends about their wedding experiences to get insights and gain referrals. Work within your budget and not over it. The best suppliers are the one that can work within your budget. Remember, you have a married life to sustain after the wedding, don’t throw your life’s savings in one place.

Inviting guests

You would naturally want to spend your special day with people you love, make sure to do so in style! One tiny detail that many tend to overlook is the invitation. It has to have the right feel, the right anticipation to have your guests look forward to your event. You want to extend to them the love that you feel and the happiness that is overflowing in your heart. Go for personalized invites that have personality rather than generic ones. In the future, when you look back at them, you will so with a smile.

Planning a wedding isn’t as glamorous as you might hope. There will be downfalls, disappointments and aggravations along the way. But looking at the man that you love and the beautiful life that awaits for you beyond your wedding day, makes the effort go away in a heart beat.