Wedding Planning

February 19, 2008 at 11:13 PM 1 comment

 

I came to an epiphany this weekend while I was at home that I might want to be a wedding planner. Since planning and planners are definitely in the public relations realm, I decided to dig a little deeper into the wedding planning business. I want to know more about how the business is doing economically and what it takes to be a wedding planner.

There are many wedding and celebration coordinators in the Oregon area which are based mostly in Eugene, Pendleton, and Portland.

Some of the ideal qualities that a wedding planner needs, according to fabjob, are as follows: Experience in event planning or public relations, extremely, fanatically organized, good under pressure, good listener, naturally detail oriented, budget planning savvy, able to keep others around you calm, ability to continually project confidence and professionalism.

Wedding planning seems like a really fun job to have, however there is a lot of hidden and dirty work that goes into planning a wedding. When people think of wedding planing they think of sitting at a table with pictures and brochures and choosing what you want.  But, there is a reason why so many couples are now choosing to hire a wedding planner: It is a TON of work! And a lot of that work isn’t just choosing what color you want of something or where you want the reception to be. A wedding and its reception is like choreographing a dance where every person has a different thing to do and they can’t get in each other’s way.

While I am still interested in wedding planning, I have realized that the amount of creative ideas are far outweighed by the amount of actual organizing and planning.

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  • 1. Tiffany Derville  |  February 25, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Lauren, you might also consider being the event contact person for a wedding venue. You would be responsible for selling the venue space and being the on-site contact for coordinating catering and other details. If you like event planning, you could also consider being a conference planner for an association. There are lots of possibilities.

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About Lauren Alkire

I am Lauren Alkire and a PR student at the University of Oregon. I am not sure what I area of PR I am interested in but I am hoping to find out through this blog. I will be looking into all aspects of PR and the different types of PR and hopefully along the way learning a lot about and a lot about me. Follow me on my journey into the PR world!
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