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Breaking Into the Wedding Business

Are you a true romantic? Do you enjoy hearing couples talk about their relationship? Are weddings your favorite type of social event? Weddings are big business, and if you enjoy the underlying emotional elements, this may be the perfect industry for you. A multitude of elements must come together to ensure that a couple’s dream day goes off without a hitch. If you are struggling with a career choice and believe that being a part of someone’s happy ever after, then you may want to check into one of these wedding-related fields.

Wedding Planning

Planning the steps to a successful wedding takes organization, time and patience. Some couples decide to hire a wedding planner to get all of the tasks done in time for the big day. A wedding planner also alleviates some of the couple’s stress by being the go-to person for coordinating appointments and vendors. A couple looking for help will often want a wedding planner to hold tastings with the caterer, the baker and fittings for gowns and tuxes. The wedding planner may also coordinate accommodations and travel for the couple and out-of-state attendees. To become a wedding planner, you must first be able to handle stress as your clients will be in the throes of strong emotions. Next, you must be extremely organized and plan your time accordingly. Finally, you must be free on weekends and evenings as this is the time when most weddings are scheduled, and as the planner, you need to attend.

Catering Services

If you enjoy cooking, especially when entertaining people, then the catering side of a wedding may be perfect for you. Caterers must present a variety of choices for engaged couples to consider for their reception. A menu that allows couples to mix and match works best for weddings. Some couples want five-course meals, while others may opt for a salad and taco bar. Either way, as a caterer, you have to be ready, willing and able to prepare food in your kitchen and transport it to the event or cook it on-site. You must consider hiring people who can help you serve the food at the reception. If you want to get more training, culinary classes may prove one of the great alternatives to college that allows you to also hone your natural cooking skills.

Floral Arrangements

Creating a good flower arrangement takes a keen eye and a knack for understanding what flowers go together regardless of the season. A florist is someone who understands the important role flowers play in people’s lives, especially when it comes to weddings. Some couples opt to have fresh flowers as the focal point of their decor. Floral designers must be able to assemble centerpieces, bouquets and other decorative arrangements as required by the couple. As a florist, you would have to coordinate entry into a ceremony location and reception to ensure that things are done per the couple’s preference well before the guests arrive.

Ceremony Officiating

What if you could perform the ceremony that binds a couple in holy matrimony? No, you do not have to be ordained in order to perform this pivotal role in a ceremony. Most states require a marriage certificate to be witnessed by a notary public, and this person also has the ability to perform ceremonies in lieu of a minister or religious figure. A notary is typically only good in the state where you live. You would have to apply and pass a short test on a notary public’s duties and legal responsibilities. However, after you receive your certification and stamp in the mail, you can start scheduling weddings.

Weddings are meant to be a joyful moment in the lives of families. When considering a career, you may want to take a closer look at the role you could play in weddings. If it is something you enjoy doing, it should be less of a job and more of a passion.