WEDDING CONSULTANTS plan formal or informal and large or small weddings. They help the bride and groom and their families with all or some of the details of a wedding. They give expert advice and guidance in all phases of the wedding plans, including the bridal gown, tuxedos, trousseau, invitations, guest list, gift register, ceremony, flowers, musicians, reception, caterer, photographer, and etiquette. They help brides and their parents calculate wedding costs and keep within their budget. They may explain the formalities of the wedding to the parents of the bride and groom and the wedding party, and about who pays for what.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $40,000 average per year ($19.25 per hour)
- A medium occupation (57,000 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.6% per year)
Although there are no specific educational requirements for WEDDING CONSULTANTS, a liberal arts background and courses in business will be valuable. Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, marketing, bookkeeping, and small business management is very important for those who plan to have their own business.