7 tips on how to be the best
Planning a wedding takes time and every planning is stressful. so what does it take to be the best wedding planner? Here are tips below
1.) You need to have a passion
Having a strong or deep passion for organizing events and most especially weddings, begins your journey to becoming a great wedding planner. Seyi Olusanya, CEO of Once Upon a Destination, says "you need to love putting an event in order… making sure resources and time are managed properly to suit a concept and a venue." A wedding planner loves to make things happen, give people a great time with the resources s/he has.
2.) You should have a taste for style
A wedding planner is supposed to know and understand the use of style, designs and colors. Putting a wedding together entails good coloring and lighting. What color should be used for the internal décor of the hall, what color of cutleries, table clothes, balloons etc? How would the invitation cards look like?
3.) You should be keen to details
Every wedding planner has to pay attention to details. Taking care of the little things such as the guest list, weather report, feeding the DJ etc are very important to making a great wedding. Make sure time is respected to the teeth, food is brought on time, time for event is repeatedly announced, checking with the bride is constant and so on. Failing to notice the little insignificant things could ruin an entire wedding.
4.) You need to be patient/ enduring
A wedding planner has to be professional at all times. Your job is not over until the wedding ends. You are not supposed to get angry at your client or yell at any family member during the wedding or reception. Keep your cool, relax, put a smile on your face and be happy to serve. "I never go off at my client," says Christina Holt, founder of Wedding Concepts, South Africa. "It's important to stay calm and focus on the job. Getting angry will only ruin your countenance, make you snap for stupid things and be unprofessional. It could ruin your relationship with the client forever."
5.) You need to have the desire to make people happy
Organizing a wedding is never an easy job and managing people is even harder but every wedding planner needs to be super patient with an objective to just make people - both the couple and guests - happy throughout the event. "I have always loved to make people happy and that’s one attribute to my success," Seyi explained. "If you can make people around you happy, your organization becomes easier because other will love to give you a hand."
6.) You have to be a team player
There are no "I can do it all" rule to being a great wedding planner. Every planner needs a team to work with. These are people you trust. They are people you know have the expertise to handle certain things you can't handle. No one is an island, as planner, you need to know how and when to ask for help. There's nothing wrong in having extra hands on a job.
7.) Perfect time manager
To be a great wedding planner, you need to be the best time manager. Being an organized person is one thing vital but you also need to be great at knowing how to be prompt while being efficient and under pressure.
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