What Skills Do I Need for a Wedding Planning Career?

Learn the Skills You Need, with TISOH!

Wedding planning is a highly dynamic and exciting field that requires a unique set of skills. If you are wondering what are the key skills that contribute to success in a wedding planning career, read on to learn more!

Wedding planning requires a high level of organization and attention to detail. You will need to be able to multitask and prioritize effectively, juggling multiple weddings at the same time, and ensuring that each one runs smoothly. For wedding planners, there are weddings most weekends. Planning for each wedding starts months or even years prior. Each is different and being detail oriented is therefore key. 

Communication is crucial in wedding planning. You will need to be able to clearly and effectively communicate with clients, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the wedding is executed to the client's satisfaction.

Wedding planning requires creativity and the ability to think outside of the box. Being able to develop unique and engaging concepts, as well as adapting to changing trends and styles, is essential.

Wedding planning is a fast-paced and deadline-driven field, you will need to be able to manage your time effectively to ensure that all tasks are completed on time and on budget. There is little room for error when planning a client’s biggest day. 

Wedding planning involves managing budgets and finances, so you will need to have a strong understanding of budgeting, forecasting and financial management in order to create weddings that are cost-effective and meet the clients' needs. With details come many expenses and keeping track of all of them and staying on budget is a key task.

Networking is key to success in wedding planning. Building relationships with vendors, clients and other industry professionals can help you get your foot in the door and be successful in the business. After all, no professional person can survive and thrive on their own.

At TISOH, the International School of Hospitality, we are a leader in training and cultivating hospitality professionals. 

Located in the heart of Las Vegas, TISOH specializes in training passionate, motivated people for careers in the hospitality industry, including in wedding coordination and design. TISOH is a certification partner of the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA), so students learn the best practices of wedding coordination and the latest trends in the wedding industry. From planning, organization, and design to production and execution, TISOH students learn to create beautiful ceremonies of any scale and style. Students learn how to evaluate, select, and negotiate for all aspects of any kind of ceremony, including design, logistics, budgeting, vendor relations, catering, and more. 

At TISOH, students interested in this career path choose between pursuing a Diploma in Hospitality Operations, with a Wedding Coordination and Design focus, or earning an individual certificate with TISOH’s single-topic, focused certificate program in Wedding Coordination and Design. Available in class and online, all courses are taught by professional faculty with deep industry experience, and students benefit from their expertise, as well as guest lecturers and expert panels. Graduates go on to launch their own companies as an entrepreneur, or become an asset to a design firm or hospitality venue in Las Vegas or beyond.

You can be a part of the excitement, by training for a career in wedding coordination and design. With TISOH, the International School of Hospitality, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to make the wonderful world of weddings your career. Contact us to learn more and get started today!