Every single job out there has its pros and cons and wedding planning is no different. With a job as fast paced and emotive as wedding planning, there is a lot of stress involved in it but there is also a lot of joy. There really is no doubt that planning weddings is both fun and rewarding while being incredibly emotional. Even as a planner you get to witness both the stresses and dresses of a wedding and that’s bound to draw a tear or two! You get to attend cake tasting sessions and help your brides choose their linens and give sage advice on what to do and what not to do when it comes to the day.
Seeing months and months of very hard work pull together on a perfect day is one of the most rewarding experiences you can do in your career. The perks are also fab, such as being invited to all the industry parties and staying at amazing hotels while you tour event spaces. You also get to work with fantastic clients on one of the most memorable times of their life.
Joining an established company as a Wedding planner Cheshire can seem very glamourous but there are definitely reasons not to do it. Like with anything, there are the downsides and here in this article there are things for you to consider.
- Weddings happen to hit weekends and evenings and client meetings that fall on these days take the time away from your own family and friends which can be difficult. Being a wedding planner means that you have a hectic and ever changing work schedule where no two days are the same. If you own your company doing wedding planning, you can set boundaries to help with the whole issue of unsociable hours but being realistic, weddings happen on a Saturday 95% of the time. It does get harder being that mentally ‘on’.
- Stress is a big factor for a bride when they’re planning their wedding but that stress is shared with the wedding planner. You are at the wedding party every week making sure things go off without a hit and you can experience a ‘wedding hangover’ where all the planning is done, the event is successful and breathe!
- Bridezilla is a term we hear more and more of these days and they can be the most difficult clients you can work for. As much as you try and weed out the clients who aren’t your ideal clients can really take its toll mentally. Without intending to be, you are the sounding board and possible verbal punch bag for the bride. It isn’t fair, it isn’t fun but it is part of the job.
- As a planner you have to keep your own vision of what you think a wedding can be inside and help your bridal party plan for THEIR dream and vision and this can really be a challenge for some planners. You will end up planning a wedding that doesn’t fit your taste but that’s okay and you have to make it okay with you as well.
- This job takes a great deal of multitasking and organisation and if you cannot keep your head and manage your workload then the total stress for this role will shine through and will make you feel like you’re overwhelmed.