I like to think of wedding planning as more of a calling than a job or a business. While most people could execute a “to-do” list, it takes a special kind of person to be calm and caring enough to excel as a wedding planner.
ARE YOU CREATIVE?
From designing decor to finding innovative solutions to wedding-day problems, wedding planners have to be creative. You have to be able to think on your feet or look at a room and see numerous layout options. Beyond that, you also have to be able to articulate your creative vision.
DO YOU HANDLE PRESSURE WELL?
Everything may be smooth sailing until the wedding weekend, but once the big day rolls around, there are A LOT of moving pieces. You’ll be answering numerous questions and directing dozens of people. A great wedding planner has to exude grace under pressure.
DO YOU LOVE PEOPLE?
I mean do you genuinely, honestly love people? A person’s wedding is a one-of-a-kind experience. They’re entrusting with something precious. While this may be another day at work for you, for them it’s the biggest day of their life. Do you love people enough to respect and honor what they’re trusting you with?
DOES ORGANIZATION MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Bringing order to chaos, or better yet, preventing chaos is the name of the game for wedding planners. From coordinating family, vendor, and bridal party schedules on the wedding day, to plotting out table numbers and escort cards, there’s a lot of organizing to do. If checklists, labels, and timelines energize you, wedding planning might be a great fit!
ARE YOU PERSISTENT?
There are a lot of questions to ask and details to be worked out. Some clients can be indecisive, some vendors can be difficult to reach. A solid wedding planner has to be persistent until each item on their to-do list addressed.
If all that sounds amazing to you, then you’re likely a wedding planner at heart.