How to Start a Wedding Planning Business

How to Start a Wedding Planning Business

Are you the type of person that is always organized, finds excitement in creating lists, a true satisfaction in crossing off the, “to do”, items from that list?

If you’re agreeing with these qualities, becoming a wedding planner may be the right career choice for you.

A Wedding Planner

You’ve never been in this type of career path before and you don’t know how to get started. You’re unsure if this is the best option for you and your busy lifestyle that you lead.

Also, are your getting nervous about running your own wedding planning business?

Don’t worry, take some deep breaths and let’s go over how you can start your wedding planning business and be successful.

Planning Done Right With IWED

The first thing you should do for this career path is to take courses from IWED.

As a wedding planner, your clients are going to look for someone that is knowledgeable in all areas of the wedding industry.

Taking classes with IWED gives you the skills and knowledge needed to become an accredited event designer, an accredited floral designer or both!

These courses automatically put you above the wedding planning competition. Most wedding planners are strictly proficient in planning, not planning and designing.

Take a look at what a graduate has done with their IWED education, and how it has helped their business.

Your Wedding Planning Career After IWED

Now that you have successfully completed courses from IWED, it’s time to jump into your planning business.

First, it’s important to make sure your business is a legal and registered company. To do this properly, reach out to someone in your state/province to ensure your business is registered.

After the “nitty-gritty” work is finished, the most important thing you'll want to know is how much money you’ll be making.

A Wedding Planners Salary

Obviously, you want to take home a significant salary at the end of the year, and you deserve too! Wedding planners deserve this is more than ever as they are the masters at extinguishing, “fires”, left, right and center.

However, your salary is dependant on many variables, such as,

  • Experience
  • Knowledge of business and marketing concepts
  • Your location, etc.

Depending on these variables and of course, your overall motivation for your new business, wedding planners can make anywhere between $20-$100 thousand a year.

Marketing Your Plans

It is important, especially in today's world, to create a website for your wedding planning business. Creating a website is an amazing, free, way to show off your skills and talents of planning someone’s big day.

Create a website that shows in details what you do from the first client consultation to the execution of the wedding. Upload pictures of the consultations, decorating the events, people enjoying the events and more.

The more pictures posted on your website, the higher the reputation you can create for yourself and your business.

Wedding Resources

Don’t be afraid to reach out to other planners to seek advice. Having a conversation with other planners can put you at ease. Having a simple conversation can assist in finding new vendors, new clients, and overall, new wedding planning ideas. Conversations can spark creativity!

Using resources from the internet, like apps, to guide you in creating the perfect event - Or, online resources to assist you in handling multiple wedding events at once, are just two examples of how the internet can put your worries at ease.

The internet is a great place to look for guidance whenever an issue arises. It can also lead you to find the perfect people to further assist you in resolving problems.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Feeling more comfortable about becoming a wedding planner?

Now that you have a grasp of how to get your wedding planning business up and running, all of us from IWED hope that we have made you excited to dive into this new career.

Go start turning people’s wedding dreams into reality!! Happy planning!


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