Response: Im a wedding coordinator. I can tell you from
experience that it is a great deal of hard
work. You can learn by working with others or
by working in a related field, such as for a
caterer, florist, professional decorator, etc.
Then, read, read, read. It isnt necessary to
take an expensive course to be a good coordinator.
If you belong to a church, volunteer to be their
wedding coordinator. It will give you an
opportunity to work with all kinds of people
and ceremonies. You need to be very detail
oriented, organized, flexible, and creative, and
you must have a supportive family since you
will be gone most week-ends and evenings.
This is a good business to operate from a home,
keeping costs low. However, be sure to install
a separate business phone line. You should
sound professional at all times - no children
in the background, etc. Your biggest expense will
probably be for advertising, since you will have
few repeat clients. You will want to take the
time to write a business plan and do your market
research to be certain that your local market can handle
can handle another coordinator. Your local SBA office
or Small Business Development Center can help
with market research and business plan writing.
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