Thursday, June 02, 2011

So You Want To Work in the Wedding Industry

If you love weddings and want to work as a wedding vendor the best place to start is as an intern to see if this is really something you want to have a career in.

Whatever your current job is, and past positions, see how those skills and experiences can translate to wedding-related position.

Email or call companies that you want to work for and ask if you can set up an informational interview to learn more about the day-to-day tasks and what it’s really like to do that job. Remember that wedding jobs shown on TV or in the movies are not what it’s like in real life.

Since most weddings are held on weekends see if you can find an internship or shadow a vendor to see what the job entails without having to quit your current job.

Once you’re ready to either find an internship or part-time/full-time position check out Wedding Industry Jobs, a new job board site that only lists wedding-related positions from across the country.  You can search by job title, company, location and type of position (full-time, part-time, internship, etc…)

Above all remember that planning other people's weddings is not like planning your own. You are not the star, the client is. If you want to be in the wedding industry because you loved planning your own wedding then start planning another party for you and your new hubby, such as an anniversary party or a vow renewal.


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