In this day and age, where technology is advancing at a rapid pace, career prospects are also changing at the same speed. And hence, it is imperative that before pursuing a career, we understand the value it holds in today’s time. And if you are planning to pursue your career as a wedding planner, then we are here to tell you all about it.
According to Wikipedia, “A wedding planner is a professional who assists with the designing, planning and management of a client's wedding. Weddings are significant events in people's lives and as such, couples are often willing to spend considerable amount of money to ensure that their weddings are well-organized.” Since the life of wedding planners revolve around planning an event, they must entail good communication skills, because as a wedding planner, you’ll be expected to mediate and coordinate amongst many people. Along with communication skills, a few other skills required by a wedding planner include: being creative, being an active listener, being patient and the ability to make quick decisions.
While on the surface level, a wedding planner’s job seems like a world- best job to have (of course, who wouldn’t love being in charge of an event and in the process also getting a chance to be a part of so many weddings) there are a few realities that we come across on digging deeper. One of the biggest hurdles in the life of a wedding planner is the lack of standard work timings. A wedding planner has to attend meetings irrespective of the time. In addition to this, coordinating amongst many people, can lead to major stress and frustration and if at all, the client is tough to deal with, things can spiral in the wrong direction.
Despite the many pros and cons, a wedding planner does earn a good some of money and is always in demand. Especially in a country like India where about 10 million weddings are celebrated per year. And of course, weddings are at the pinnacle of our culture and hence, people are willing to spend crazy amounts of money to make their big day as glamorous as possible. And glamorous weddings, is a trend that has been prevalent in India since our ancient history.
Irrespective of the global situation, weddings have always maintained their standard in India. And it is one such thing that has been taking place since eons of years and will continue to do so, no matter what. Because, ultimately, people never really stop getting married. And hence, a wedding planner never runs out of work. This has been best demonstrated by current Covid-19 situations. Even though, during the 75 days of complete lockdown, the situation for wedding planners had become grim, as soon as the government allowed for the weddings to take place, the wedding planners were back in demand. And in spite of the Financial and Covid-19 concerns, people are still choosing to go in for a glamorous wedding being hosted by wedding planners.
To sum it up, wedding planner is a good profession to get into if you have the passion and skills for it. It is also a good career choice in terms of scope and income.
If you are interested in becoming a wedding planner than you can contact us.We, at Wedding Management Institue (WMI), are one of the top wedding and event planning and organization institutes that offer the best Event Management Course to aspiring individuals to make them the gems of this industry.
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