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Your Two Cents: Would You Want to Be a Wedding Planner?

In her role as a super successful wedding planner Jennifer Lopez's character jokingly says, "Those who can't wed, plan." That's obviously not the case, and pursuing a career in wedding planning surely takes a real love for weddings, an eye for design, and a desire to help others. As with any job, wedding planning has its advantages — like the feeling of accomplishment when your vision comes to life, connecting with a couple, and feeling like you've made a difference in their special day, and its disadvantages — like a hectic work schedule with irregular hours, having to compromise your opinions often, and going through slow business periods. Based on your experience with wedding planners and planning your own wedding, do you think it could be a career for you?

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mbeemom mbeemom 9 years
Life is way too short to deal with all that stress. Not for me.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I'm studying towards being an event planner, but I'm not to sure about planning weddings.
Allison-Cooper Allison-Cooper 9 years
I am a (self-employed) wedding planner already...And though it can be REALLY challenging and stressful sometimes, it's been really rewarding. I do agree that in order to be successful you have to be a little wedding obsessed. It's not for everyone, but it's the perfect career for me!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd only do it for low key weddings. I'm not trying to ruin some woman's big day and having her go off the handle on me. I wouldn't take that well at all. I think it would be a fun career if you had nice clients.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I thought I would love to be a wedding planner BUT I am so with whiplash giving up my life for other people just ain't gonna happen. I also work in the hospitality business and dealing with people w/ too much money and time on their hands already drives me a bit crazy. Hopefully I will be able to soon become a event coordinator for a company because I do want to be a planner just not a wedding planner anymore!!
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
I'm a wedding planer right now! It's a crazy yet rewarding business....
mlen mlen 9 years
i think i might like it- i love planning things and i love having things fit together and work out- i think it'd be fun!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
it's not that I wouldn't want to put up with the demands of my clients, it's the fact that I'm already starting to plan my own wedding and I tend to get very overwhelmed about this kind of thing. I can't imagine what I'd be like planning someone else's and having the added pressure that it has to be just right for them b/c they're paying me!
tiabia tiabia 9 years
It's a lot harder than it looks.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i use to help coordinate the weddings at the church i went to. that was fun :) but there wasn't a lot of choices. you picked your colors, from a few that were available and the type of flowers and how big the wedding/reception was. we used the same catering company and florist everytime. there weren't any HUGE weddings, they were very nice but smallish and simple. it was a volunteer position and i really enjoyed it. i think i got all the wedding needs out of my system, because when i got married i was ready to elope, lol. i had already done all the things for a wedding that i thought would be fun or pretty and didn't need to do them at my own wedding. that was enough for me. i did it for almost a year.
stefsprl stefsprl 9 years
I didn't even want to plan my own wedding (I wanted to elope but my hubby didn't), so there's no way I could plan someone else's. That's pretty much at the top of my "nightmare jobs" list!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
planning my own is enough.
joygwilson joygwilson 9 years
I am a wedding photographer and love what I do. I often find myself helping the Bride and Groom plan other aspects of their wedding as well though because I have been there and done that so many times! I love it!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I used to want to be an event planner and handled most of the events for the company I worked for. But, I would have NEVER wanted to be a wedding planner. Take all the stress and change of a normal event and throw crazy emotions into the mix and no. thank. you.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
No freakin' way. As fun as it sounds to plan parties, there's no way I'd want to work nights and weekends, cater to high-maintenance bridezillas, and coordinate several different vendors over whom I have exactly zero control.
sader04 sader04 9 years
I've thought about it on more than one occasion and actually went to a seminar on "Becoming a Wedding Planner" (it was useless), but if dating Matthew McConaughey is job perk....SIGN ME UP!
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
And deal with all those crazy frazzeled bride-zillas? No way.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
I would love to be one! I'm trying to get my foot in the door right now... if any of the ones who responded that they are currently working as one are in the San Diego could message me, that would be great! (I'm currently a college senior and about to graduate with a BA in Psych and experience in events planning. =)
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