How to become one of the best wedding planners in India


Do you want to choose wedding planning as your career? Want to know how to become a wedding planner? Find in this article the detailed information on becoming one of the best wedding planners in India

The increasing trend of lavish celebrations of Indian weddings has increased the demand for wedding planners in India. A career in the wedding industry in India has become demanding. A career as a wedding planner has become lucrative in India where you can show your creativity and expertise and make the day a memorable one for the newly weds.

In the present trend, every prospective bride and groom are keen on celebrating their wedding in a very special way which will remain as cherished moments in their lifetime. Indian traditional weddings involve ceremonial events, gorgeous decorations, entertainment, and above all delightful servings. In the present hectic lifestyle, the prospective bride / groom and their parents are finding it difficult to pre-plan wedding needs and organize it well to the satisfaction of all. This has given scope to wedding planners who need to know the wishlist of their clients and then try to make arrangements to match their clients' taste. Wedding planners ensure that the overall requirement of the bride / groom is executed properly to the clients' satisfaction. A wedding planner provides almost all the services required for celebrating the traditional marriage. It includes budget preparation, booking venues, theme and decor, hiring wedding professionals, reception arrangement and even bridal/groom's costumes.

Basic requirements for becoming a wedding planner

  • If you want to do something different / creative from the normal academics for a unique reputation in the market, a career as a wedding planner is one of the best options for you. To become successful in your chosen field, you need to think out of the box, have special interest in managing and organizing things / events and in particular you need to have excellent interpersonal skills. You should have the ability to get on well with different kinds of people.

  • For becoming a successful wedding planner, it is good to get through your basic graduation and then pursue a course in event management. Few institutions are offering wedding planner training as a part of event management courses.

  • You should have a systematic approach for planning and organizing a mega event like Indian traditional wedding needs. It is a complex art which requires organizational skills, precision and patience. Hard work, dedication and commitment are some of the pre-requisites for becoming a one of the successful wedding planners in India.

  • You need to work closely with your clients and make them feel special. You should be ready to work at odd hours and co-ordinate well. You should efficiently handle your clients and try to win the trust and faith of your clients which is one of the best qualities for becoming a wedding planner.

  • Indian traditional weddings are too complex with various ceremonial events which differ from region to region. So, you need to have fair knowledge about traditional marriages and should know / understand how to manage it well.

  • If you want to become a professional wedding planner you should have creative ideas, be organized, you should have good communication skills, should provide the best service to your clients and should have expertise in making the event an extraordinary one. Clients' satisfaction plays a key role in making your career a successful one.

  • You should be capable to offer different types of services for wedding plan like theme wedding, destination wedding etc. You must have creative ideas, must cater to the needs of your clients and should have time commitment. Most importantly, you should make yourself available to answer your client's calls at odd hours with immense patience.

  • Depending on the clients' requirements and budget, the work involves working out the theme and design in a creative way for the event, selecting menu, invitations, arranging priests, decor of the venue, arranging entertainment, photography / videography, look after the guests' needs and any other demands of the clients.

  • As a wedding planner, you need to plan, design / organize a wedding event keeping in mind the requirements and budget of your client

Tips to become one of the successful wedding planners in India

  • You should have a passion for becoming a professional wedding planner. Not to worry if you don't have a formal graduate degree how you should try to develop excellent interpersonal communication skills .

  • Planning a marriage in India / abroad, involves multi-tasking. So, develop additional skills like networking, budgeting, problem solving, time managing, negotiating, understanding clients' needs, well organizing and systematic planning.

  • Practical knowledge is more important for a successful entrepreneurship. Start your venture with planning pre or post wedding events in your family / friends circle which gives you better experience. This would help you in understanding the requirements of wedding plan and also helps in building contacts.

  • If you are starting your own business, try to reach out to your clients through business promos like making and distributing business cards, spreading the word to your friends, posting ads online or local newspapers and distributing handbills.

  • The more clients you get, the more reputation you can earn.

  • If you are a woman entrepreneur, try to have additional manpower so that you can handle fiascoes (last minute demands), if any.

Conclusion

People these days have much exposure and tremendous spending capacity. Wedding industry is in much demand and opened up many peripheral business options that is giving new avenues and options to earn money. So, why not start a business of your own to become a successful wedding planner.


Article by Kalyani
Kalyani is basically an educationist and presently a home-maker who is fruitfully utilizing her free time in freelancing, online content writing and above all blogging. She is an active lead editor at IndiaStudyChannel.com for over 2 years. She is an environmentalist who strives to protect the environment through the revival of age-old eco-friendly practices. She also strives to preserve the rich cultural heritage of India.

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Comments

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao17 May 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

A Hindu marriage function is a combination of various events. There will be a sequence and each event should happen as per the timing. The planning should be so meticulous that everything will be there in time.
Another problem generally we observe is gathering will be more than anticipated. So arranging food etc for the guests at the last moment is another task. The Organiser should have fallen back arrangement for this also.

The author has written the article very well and it is quite informative.



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