Response: Before you invest time and money into starting a business as a wedding coordinator, do your market research and determine whether there is a market for your business in your area. Every year we see several businesses go under because the person had a great idea, but there was no market for it.
Be aware that if you attempt to obtain employment and training from an existing business in your area, you will probably be required to sign a non-compete agreement. The agreement will prevent you from working within a certain number of miles of the other business or for a certain number of years.
You might begin by volunteering your services to your church or to other facilties in your area. Becoming a wedding coordinator requires that you be very detail oriented, able to think quickly on your feet, able to handle emergencies, and able to work with difficult people. You can gain the basics about weddings by reading books such as The Idiots Guide to Wedding Planning or Weddings for Dummies. Both provide much practical information.
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