Chicago, IL April 15th, 2014: Many people today are nervous about how secure their jobs are or they are looking for work. There’s another option, and that is self-employment. For better or worse, in good times and bad times, people keep getting married, and if you have strong organizational skills and the ability to focus on details and keep to a schedule, you might have what it takes to launch a career as an independent wedding planner.
Anthony Navarro’s newly released book “The Business of Being a Wedding Planner” has all the information you need to decide if this is the future career for you. He also provides all the nitty-gritty, how to details you need to excel at creating a wonderful day the happy couple and their loved ones will never forget
Those with event planning experience who want to strike out on their own can make brilliant, successful wedding planners. But really, if you have the determination, ability to listen to what the client wants and coordination skills to make it happen with every detail in place, becoming a wedding planner might be the perfect escape plan from a dreary job or a spell of unemployment. As Navarro explains, you decide how many weddings you do in a year and who you will work with. It’s a sociable career that demands good networking abilities so you can develop a pool of wedding photographers, caterers, DJs and bands, florists and all of the other independent professionals who spin their magic on the couple’s dream day.
Navarro starts out by warning potential planners that it is not all cake sampling and glamor. First and foremost, it the couple’s day – not the planner’s! And few people have their wedding between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm during the week. If working evenings and weekends suits your lifestyle and you genuinely want to help other people see their dream weddings come true, you might just love being a wedding planner whether you do it for a few years or the rest of your working life.
If you do chose this path, “The Business of Being a Wedding Planner” by Anthony Navarro is the no-nonsense, practical and detailed guide you need to get started. Filled with checklists and sample schedules, Navarro guides the reader through every detail of the process of planning a wedding.
About the Author
Anthony Navarro has 13 plus years of experience in the wedding and events field. It started when he was just a teenager, working with his family in their restaurants and banquet centers, and continued through his college years when he took a job working in a hotel. From there, he worked in various restaurants as well as for a catering company, honing his hospitality skills. Finally, he began his own wedding and event planning company, Liven It Up Events (www.livenitup.com) and has since earned local and national awards, published in various magazines and has been featured on TV!
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