A Cyprus wedding planner has, I think, the best job in Cyprus.
Cyprus is well known for its warm sunny weather, warm hospitality, beautiful beaches.
It is also one of the most popular Mediterranean Island to get married. Beach weddings are a top favourite.
There's one thing for sure... the beautiful warm sunny weather in Cyprus won't let you down.
You can also choose to hold your wedding in a beautiful hotel or any other setting you can think.
Because Cyprus is a major tourist destination, there are many opportunities for wedding planners. Some people choose to create their own Cyprus wedding planner or event planner businesses, which do well.
If your interested in finding an overseas job as a wedding planner, event planner or in the tourist industry, you will find helpful information and geniune advice here.
If you would like to find out what it takes to be a wedding planner or plan events. Please read the exert from the book below.
I am not trying to sell you the book. I think this article outlines everything you need to know about this interesting and fun job.
Article from the best wedding planner guide available on the internet.
The authors are; Catherine Goulet, Jan Riddell and Tag Gouletave share their knowledge and advice from many years of experience.
It will teach you everything you need to know.
How to Become a Wedding Planner The authors have planned hundreds of marriages and other events in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Barbados, England, Ireland, and Australia, among other countries. One of many guides from FabJob.com
If you are like most people, you have probably attended at least a few.
As the excitement of the big day approaches, many brides-to-be, along with their family and friends start thinking, "I wonder if I could be a professional wedding planner?"
If you have been wondering the same thing, the answer is almost certainly “yes.” That’s because today there are more opportunities than ever before. In our busy society many couples turn to a professional to ensure their big day is as stress free as possible.
You can have a rewarding career that lets you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people's lives. As long as you have the desire.
No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. If this sounds like the career of your dreams, here are 10 steps to getting started.
1. Learn About Weddings
There are numerous details involved in planning a wedding -- from selecting the date to choosing the reception menu. To teach yourself, help out with as many weddings as possible, visit bridal shows, read magazines and books, and conduct informational interviews. Talk with clergy of various faiths, recently married brides and others connected to the business such as florists and caterers.
2. Develop Your Skills
Successful organisers have a number of traits in common. They are usually creative people with excellent interpersonal skills who love to plan events. While most of these traits come naturally to many, an important skill that some need to develop is organizational ability.
To help you stay organized, you can create timeline schedules and checklists, and use organizational tools such as a day planner or binder to keep track of all the details and paperwork.
3. Create a Portfolio
A portfolio is a collection of photographs that show people your skill at planning events and weddings. Offer your services to friends and family who are getting married in exchange for pictures for your portfolio.
To show your creativity, you can also include photographs of table settings or room decorations you have created in your home, or pictures from your own big day if you planned it yourself.
4. Find a Job in the Wedding Industry
Even if you plan to start your own business, consider getting a job in the industry first. These positions can be used as a stepping-stone to gain valuable experience and contacts. Wedding coordinators are hired by hotels, country clubs, and churches across the country.
Some exciting options include working as a wedding coordinator at an attraction or holiday resort in locally.
Many job opportunities for bridal consultants are available with companies that supply products and services for weddings including bridal shops, department stores with gift registries, florists, and caterers.
5. Set up Your Own Business
Setting up a business is similar to starting any home business. You’ll need to handle matters such as deciding whether to incorporate, setting up your office, and developing systems for getting paid.
There are many excellent resources available to help you start your business including the U.S. Small Business Administration in the United States and the Government of Canada’s Canada Business. Search the internet for your local country resources.
6. Decide what Services You Want to Offer
Wedding planners offer a variety of services and packages based on their specific skills and interests. You might offer complete services, wedding day co-ordination only, or consult with brides and grooms who want to plan their own big day.
Some specialize in arranging "destination weddings" at resorts or on cruise ships.
7. Develop Relationships with Vendors
Vendors are suppliers of any product or service related to weddings, such as limousine companies, musicians, photographers, party supply companies, invitation printers, etc. Vendors can be a valued partner in planning a successful wedding.
8. Get Clients
Supply business cards and brochures to the vendors you work with, and ask them to recommend your services to their customers who are getting married. Other ways to market your services include advertising, networking, and participating in bridal shows.
9. Consult with Clients
Once you start getting calls from brides and grooms, arrange a client consultation meeting. Ask questions to find out what type of wedding they want, their budget, number of guests, etc. At this meeting you will discuss your fees, which might be an hourly rate such as 40euros per hour or a flat fee. Explain how you can help the couple have the worry-free wedding of their dreams.
10. Be Recognized as a Professional
Successful people always interested in learning new ideas to use with their clients. Consider joining a professional association for wedding planners to keep up with new developments in the industry. Clients will be impressed, especially if the organization certifies you as a professional wedding planner.
Based on the FabJob Guide to Become a Wedding Planner. The complete guide gives detailed advice on how you can get paid to plan weddings, be hired for a job in the wedding industry, or start your own wedding planning business.
Written by Catherine Goulet, Jan Riddell and Tag Goulet
As I mentioned before about alternative work in Cyprus, ie, starting your own business... there is a shortage of wedding planners here.
Take this opportunity to fill the gap. You could make a fortune.