How to Become a Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner Duties

Behind every successful wedding is an effective wedding planner. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, which means the job outlook for a wedding planner is bright, and multiple career paths abound. A professional wedding planner works to ensure that the countless moving pieces come together on the big day seamlessly.

Wedding planners duties include:

  • Meeting with couples to understand their vision and budget
  • Selecting a venue and vendors, music, flowers, caterers, etc.
  • Soliciting bids from all service providers
  • Inspecting venues to ensure that they meet the couple's expectations
  • Coordinating guest services, hotels, transportation, etc.
  • Monitoring the wedding on the day of to ensure everything runs according to plan

Wedding Planner Average Salary

According to PayScale, the average entry-level wedding planner earns $40,113 a year.1

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1 PayScale. "Average Entry-Level Wedding Planner Salary." Accessed January 12, 2022.

Statements found on PayScale are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to estimate salaries includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.