Is Being a Wedding Planner “fun”?



Another question we get asked all of the time is, “Is being a wedding planner fun?”

We always laugh and say, “Of course it is!”

But, there’s more to the story. You have to understand that ours is a real job that we take seriously. I’d liken our job to being a doctor who delivers babies. Sure, it’s “fun” to see a new life come into the world and to be a part of a family’s most precious moment. It’s rewarding and exiting and energizing. However, there is so much at stake! I’m not saying that we are dealing with life and death situations or that our job is anywhere near as important as theirs, but you can see the similarities. Right?

On the wedding day, we’re responsible for overseeing all aspects of the event. We have to make sure everything is in place and everyone is informed and prepared for her role. We assist vendors with delivery and set-up, guide family members into place, herd bridal party participants, and calm nervous brides and grooms. We’re all over the place. It’s all worth it when we get to watch a couple’s reaction to seeing their reception venue for the first time or listen to the father of the bride’s speech about his little girl.

When we’re working with full or partial planning clients our work is cut out for us. We have the job of reading minds, anticipating problems, and dealing with (over)reactions. However, we’re talking about things like flowers, cakes, and photos. Does it get any better than that?

As a business owner, my role is even more complex than the associates. I have a long list of daily activities that don’t even involve my clients. I blog, balance the books, schedule, research, email, network, and plan. Ah, but I can do it watching TV in my pajamas!

I’m not sure that I completely answered the question, but I wanted to make a couple of things clear:
1) Yes, being a wedding planner is a great job. We love it and have fun with it. It’s wonderfully rewarding!
2) But, it’s a job like any other that is full of responsibility and hard work.


Here I am (having fun) getting the beautiful Liza and her father ready to walk down the aisle:

photo credit: Dave

photo credit: Dave Wittig