- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- the ability to work well with others
- customer service skills
- to be flexible and open to change
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- knowledge of English language
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to read English
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
You day-to-day duties may include:
- meeting couples to discuss their requirements and budget
- coming up with creative ideas and themes
- advising on wedding customs and etiquette
- preparing proposals and quotations for the work
- agreeing prices with suppliers like florists, photographers, caterers and venues
- making sure costs stay within budget
- being at the venue on the day of the wedding to make sure everything goes to plan
- researching new products, services and suppliers
You could work from home or in an office.
Your working environment may be you'll travel often and emotionally demanding.
You could set up your own wedding planning consultancy or event management company.
You can find out more about becoming a wedding planner from:UK Alliance of Wedding Planners; National Association of Professional Wedding Services; Wedding Planners Guild UK