Wedding consultants work in the hospitality industry. They must make sure that food catering, videography, photography, flower arrangements, and entertainment services meet the clients’ exact specifications. The clients can be the brides’ parents, the grooms’ parents, the wedding couples themselves, or anyone else who is paying for the services.
They must keep the clients up to date about the status of requested services and make necessary changes. They make can suggestions about many items, including décor, invitations, and reception venues. They must hire reliable subcontractors for catering, photography, flower arrangements, and other wedding-related services. They must verify the number of guests who are going to attend the wedding. Wedding consultants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They must be able to anticipate things that could go wrong and be ready with precautionary measures. They must be able to work with a variety of clientele.
There is no standard requirement to become a wedding consultant. Most employers require that candidates have a high school diploma and have completed relevant training at a trade or hospitality school. Wedding consultants may want to obtain certificate programs that lead to relevant credentials. Candidates must have commensurate work experience. Possession of an undergraduate degree or certificate program in hospitality-related fields would be a plus. They have to continuously attend events, where vendors showcase various wedding products and services. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)