Wedding and Party Consultants


Overview

Wedding and Party Consultants

Introduction

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. Most consultants deal in weddings. They generally have home-based businesses, but spend a great deal of time visiting vendors and reception and wedding sites.

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Median Salary

$40,898

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma


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Experience

Previous planning experience required


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

Due to the fairly recent development of wedding consulting as a career, there haven't been any comprehensive salary surveys. Also, the number of non-certified consultants and consultants who only plan weddings part time make it difficult to estimate average earnings. According to Payscale.com, in November 2020, wedding planners earned average salaries of $40,898. Earnings ranged from less than ...

Work Environment

For someone who loves weddings, parties, and meeting new people, consulting can be an ideal career. Clients may be stressed out occasionally, but most of the time they are going to be enthusiastic about planning their weddings and parties. During the week, wedding and party consultants' hours will be spent meeting with vendors, taking phone calls, and working at the computer. Weekends will be a...

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for event planners (a category that includes those who plan weddings and parties) will increase much faster than the average for all careers through 2029. The average price of a wedding continues to rise, and wedding consultants will be in demand to help couples save money. Additionally, couples are increasingly seeking out the services of w...

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