So the lovely Mrs T over at 99 + Forever has mentioned a couple times in her comments on my blog that I should be a wedding planner. Isn't she just the loveliest friend? I seriously think you should check out her blog if you are not already a follower...she has some great honest blogs about the not so perfect things that can happen during wedding planning and yet has such a tremendously positive outlook and perspective on love and marriage.
Anyway, as much as I appreciate the lovely comments, there is absolutely no way I would ever want to be a wedding planner/coordinator. Funny thing is, I actually did consider it at one time...even had business cards made up for my company named 'Creativity in Consulting' and placed some small ads online. But alas, I realized, the planning industry was not for me.
Don't get me wrong, I have all the skills and passions required to be a coordinator:
* Love, love, love talking all things weddings
* Love love itself :)
* Have had a blast assisting friends and my baby sister planning their own wedding
* Have mad (scary, anal, control freak type) skills when it comes to scheduling, organizing, planning, multi-tasking, etc.
* Have total leadership (read: bossy) qualities to take control of situations and direct (read: order) people around in order to move things along
All great traits and definitely things I looked for when looking for my own day of coordinator. However, as I started to set up my own coordinating business, the following things came to mind:
* You will most likely be working many major holidays and most weekends of the year (if not every weekend during the summer)
* You are in an extremely competitive and highly flooded industry in which coordinators (and other vendors like photogs, florists, DJs) all come a dime a dozen and can be found on any venue street corner
* You end up having to take all the stress and pressure of ensuring a couple's big day is the absolute best it can be and if anything goes wrong, it's likely your fault, or at the very least will be attributed to you
* You have to deal with a Bridezilla every once in a while and even worse, a Vendorzilla more often than not
And that's it...those were the 4 main things that made me realize it really wasn't what I wanted to do afterall...at least not as a single mom back about 9 or 10 years ago when I was considering it :) So there you have it...
My hat goes off to any woman (or man) who truly finds his/her calling in the coordinating business. I personally absolutely love my DOC, Amanda and am totally looking forward to working with her in just about 2 months!
So, any of you ladies ever considered taking your planning skills to the next level and doing this professionally?
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