Starting A Wedding Planning Business
I have high energy, great with details, love working independently, planned many dinners for self and friends, have business ownership experience, etc. My question is that I am 47, and feel as though I might be too old to be starting this type of career.
I know it takes a great deal of time to build a good reputation and my goal would be to own my own business.
What are your thoughts?Our Thoughts
In our opinion it is never too late to do what you love. Here are a few thoughts and things that you can do to get started.
First, there are many very young women that think being a wedding planner might be fun, but they don’t take it seriously. Since you have owned a business you understand how much work a business takes, so that it definitely an advantage right off the bat.
Second, people are getting married later in life these days, and many people get remarried (and even remarried again sometimes). Brides that are in their thirties and forties typically don’t like to hire wedding planners that are a lot younger than them because they can’t relate to what they really want for their wedding day.
A good starting point is to join a local wedding association and attend meetings and other educational events. The Association of Bridal Consultants is a national organization that should be helpful in providing information about starting a business in your area.
Get out there and meet wedding vendors and other people in the industry. Networking is a huge part of the wedding industry, so attend events and talk to as many bridal business as you can.
Stop by any time to ask questions and to let us know how your business is coming along.
Danielle & Stephen