Wedding and Party Consultants

From directing the bride to the best dress shops and cake decorators to pinning on the corsages the day of the wedding, wedding and party consultants, sometimes called event professionals and wedding and party planners, assist in the planning of weddings, receptions, and other large celebrations and events. By and large, most consultants deal in weddings. These consultants generally have home-based businesses, but spend a great deal of time visiting vendors and reception and wedding sites.


Quick Facts
Duties Plan weddings, receptions, and other large celebrations and events
Alternate Title(s) Event Professionals, Wedding and Party Planners
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Music
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Any previous planning experience, such as work as an event planner or caterer
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Consultant With a Large Clientele
  • Experienced Wedding and Party Consultant
  • Entry-Level Wedding and Party Consultant
  • Event Coordinator or Planner

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