Become a Wedding Planner

ISBN-10: 1894638379

ISBN-13: 9781894638371

Edition: 4th 2005

Authors: Catherine Goulet, Jan Riddell

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: FabJob Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

About the Authorsp. iii
Introductionp. 1
Welcome to Wedding Planningp. 1
Wedding Planning as a Professionp. 2
Benefits of This Careerp. 3
Job Titlesp. 4
Inside This Guidep. 6
What a Wedding Planner Doesp. 7
Services Provided by a Wedding Plannerp. 7
Complete Wedding Planning Servicesp. 8
Partial Wedding Planning Servicesp. 9
Rehearsal and Wedding Day Services Onlyp. 11
Preliminary Steps to Plan a Weddingp. 11
Consultation with the Bride and Groomp. 12
Preparing a Budgetp. 23
Getting Organizedp. 28
Preparing a Timeline Schedulep. 28
Preparing Checklistsp. 40
Keeping a Wedding Organizerp. 49
Planning the Ceremonyp. 53
Selecting the Wedding Datep. 54
Selecting the Venuep. 55
Selecting the Officiantp. 60
Ceremony Vows, Exchanges and Readingsp. 63
Selecting Ceremony Musicp. 67
Obtaining the Marriage Licensep. 69
Ceremony Rehearsalp. 70
The Ceremony Processional, Recessional and Receiving Linep. 75
Other Ceremony Arrangementsp. 79
Planning the Receptionp. 80
Venue Selectionp. 81
Preparing for the Receptionp. 86
Reception Activitiesp. 93
Working with Vendorsp. 97
Recommending Vendorsp. 98
Contract Negotiationp. 102
Co-ordination with the Vendorp. 106
Follow Upp. 110
Developing Your Skillsp. 113
Do You Have an Aptitude for Wedding Planning?p. 113
Developing Your Skills to Succeedp. 116
Interpersonal Skillsp. 116
Organizational Skillsp. 120
Creativityp. 124
Teaching Yourself Wedding Planningp. 126
Places to Gop. 127
People to Speak Withp. 129
Things to Dop. 132
What to Read and Watchp. 136
Educational Programsp. 139
What to Look Forp. 140
Certificate Programsp. 141
Continuing Education Coursesp. 149
Wedding Industry Jobsp. 153
Types of Employersp. 154
Resorts and Hotelsp. 154
Other Locationsp. 158
Retailersp. 160
Wedding Plannersp. 164
Churches and Synagoguesp. 166
Wedding Vendorsp. 167
Finding Job Openingsp. 169
Advertised Positionsp. 169
Unadvertised Positionsp. 171
How to Create a Jobp. 172
Job Hunting Materialsp. 174
Your Resumep. 174
Cover Letterp. 176
Interviewsp. 178
What Employers Are Looking Forp. 179
Questions to Expectp. 181
Discussing Salaryp. 182
Starting Your Own Businessp. 185
Getting Startedp. 186
Creating a Business Planp. 187
Choosing a Business Namep. 190
Legal Mattersp. 191
Taxesp. 193
Setting Up Your Businessp. 195
Locationp. 195
Telephonesp. 197
Equipment and Suppliesp. 200
Insurancep. 204
Employees and Contractorsp. 205
Financesp. 206
Marketing Your Businessp. 209
Your Portfolio and Promotional Toolsp. 209
Networkingp. 217
Advertisingp. 222
Free Media Publicityp. 223
Bridal Showsp. 225
Creative Marketing Ideasp. 227
Working with Clientsp. 230
Setting Your Feesp. 230
How to Do a Client Consultationp. 236
Your Contractp. 242
Professional Associations and Certificationp. 245
Conclusionp. 251
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