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Job Description

Wedding planners help couples have the wedding they want.

  • 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

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements. It'll help if you’ve gained experience and skills organising your own wedding or weddings of family and friends, or through jobs like:

  • event management
  • hospitality and catering
  • project management
  • marketing
  • public relations

You could start as an administrator or assistant in a wedding planning or event management company and work your way up, or work at a wedding venue as an in-house wedding coordinator.

A short course in wedding planning or a college course in a related area like event planning or management may help you get into this job. 

You could also try and get some work experience with a wedding planner, or by organising events like fun days, charity balls or fashion shows for local charities.

Many wedding planners develop a blog or a website to showcase their work, personality and style.

Career Path and Progression

You could set up your own wedding planning consultancy or event management company.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Hotel receptionist
  • Personal assistant
  • Conference and exhibition manager
  • Events manager

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent organisational and planning 
  • time management skills
  • attention to detail
  • good at problem solving
  • strong team
  • working skills
  • able to manage a budget
  • a flexible approach 
  • good communication skills.

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £35,000

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