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Wedding Planner

What is a Wedding Planner?

  • Wedding Planner as a professional who assists with the design, planning, and management of a client's wedding.

  • Planners are often people who find their way into special aspects of special events. Event planners acquire experience planning events for other companies before starting their own business.

  • Regardless of specialization, you're assured to work at least a few events coordinating and monitoring. But, these events are planned during business hours.

First, think about the different elements of a wedding that the planner needs to arrange:

  • Venues

  • Themes

  • Flowers

  • Food and

  • Refreshments, 

  • Clothing, 

  • Photography, 

  • Honeymoons, and other aspects of the wedding.

Most people have experience in aspects of these facets of a wedding. Most wedding planners have turned specialists as a

  • Florist

  • Caterer

  • Photographer

  • Travel Agent

What are your key steps as a Wedding Planner?

  • Find several providers for the different items that you don't provide yourself. They will know who can offer you the best service at the best price.

  • Once you have selected the right providers, you continue to communicate with them. You share the wedding details.

  • You ensure that the sellers provide the right services at the right time.

  • In some way, the budget will affect every wedding decision. The wedding planner should start a discussion about the budget for the wedding. Some customers take care of the budget themselves, others want or need your support.

  • You need to be sure that everyone agrees on the budget for the wedding.

  • Once the ceremony begins, the wedding planner should be ready to queue the music.

  • After the ceremony, the wedding planner escorts the guests to the reception location.

  • Ensure that the wedding reception is in the appropriate location.

  • Ensure venues adhere to the schedule. Delays of more than 15 minutes can result in annoying venue managers. You may also be charged late fees associated with the venue.

  • Record the ceremony and confirm that you have all official wedding documents.

  • Book portable toilets for outdoor events, more chairs if necessary, lighting components, etc.

  • Choose someone to

    • Get your dress moving

    • Carry your things

    • Give gifts (especially the wrapped variety)

    • Give tips

    • Be the main person for every seller.

    • Get a list of the moments your client wants to be captured on film.

    • Tip the envelopes at the event.

    • Handle logistical matters for the venue.

    • Your concern is the venue as it should be, as it pays the paycheck.

How To Become A Wedding Planner?

How to Start a Wedding Planner business with No Money By Sandeep Maheshwari


Wedding Planner

What is the eligibility to become a Wedding Planner?

Eligibility (All Streams) 

Since wedding planning is a subculture of the event management industry. It is not necessary for you to hold a specific degree in management to be a legitimate wedding planner. If you have an interest in social events and a knack for organising skills then you must go for a wedding planner career.

Top institutes offering event management college in India

  • National Academy of Event Management and Development (NAEMD) (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur)

  • Indian Institute of Learning and Advanced Development

  • EMDI Institute of Media & Communication

  • National Institute of Event Management (NIEM)

What are the growth opportunities for a wedding planner in India?

There is a concept of ‘Big Fat Indian wedding’ in the Indian social milieu which indicates that weddings are a major affair in the social life of Indians. Even ‘recession’ doesn't tend to make a big impact on wedding schedules. A substantial number of Indians are young and are approaching the normative age of marriage. Hence, the opportunities are ample.

Moreover, due to the wedding industry becoming increasingly organised, more and more opportunities are rising.

Most of the Indian families belong to middle and low-income groups, hence, ample opportunities for small-time wedding planners as well.

How much a Wedding planner makes in India?

An average Wedding Planner Salary in India is  Rs 325,000/yr. However, in the case of self-employment, the amount will vary according to the quantum of business.

Who are the major Indian recruiters for wedding planners?

  • L’amore Weddings

  • Magic Lights Wedding Planners

  • Elite Weddings India

  • Neeta Raheja

  • Wedding Planners Goa

  • Marry Me

  • Divya Vithika

  • 3 Productions

  • Reynold Weddings

  • E-Factor

Interesting Facts

According to the KPMG (2017) report, the Indian wedding industry is estimated at around $ 40-50 billion. It is the second-largest wedding market after the United States ($ 70 billion).