Do you ever wonder how every wedding, big or small, always seems to run so smoothly? Do you ever wonder where all the creativity and design comes from? The answer to your questions is a Wedding Consultant! It is the job of a wedding consultant to make your day picture perfect. Months of preparing and planning from a professional make the day you have waited for your entire life, a dream come true. It pays off to know that you have made your customers happy, and of course, the pay is far from bad! Starting salary for a consultant is $11.75 an hour, which amounts to just about $24,000 a year. Average salary pays $13.50 an hour, resulting in $28,000 per year. However, an experienced wedding consultant can make about $15.00 an hour, making between $30,000 and $32,000 a year. How much you get paid for each wedding really depends on the size of the wedding and the number of weddings you have worked with in the past.
The more experience, the more pay! On average, wedding consultants charge about ten to fifteen percent per wedding.
There isn't a particular schedule for the particular career. Your hours vary, but this definitely is not just a Monday through Friday job. As a matter of fact, you actually spend o good amount of your weekends working. A wedding consultant has to be able to work around the wedding parties' schedule. After all, one of the best things about this job is making people happy. But that is just one of the benefits of this job. You often get to travel, you always show your creative side, and you get the satisfaction of planning a great event. The best part? This job does not require that much of schooling.
As a matter of fact, there aren't any specific requirements to be able to get into this field. It always looks good to have either a business or liberal arts degree. You also must have knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping, and budgeting. And as with any other job, the more education you have, the better your chances are of getting hired! One of the biggest and most important skills you must acquire in order for this job to be right for you are PEOPLE SKILLS! You must have it in you to please people. A wonderful part of this job is that opportunities keep growing! It is estimated that by 2008, job opportunities will have grown by nearly twenty percent! A wedding consultant, a good career choice? In my opinion, yes! I would not however, recommend this job to a very family orientated person because it does require quite a big amount of time away from the family. But, the pay is great, the environment is wonderful, and it is fun and pleasing! I believe this is a wonderful career choice.