Anonymous said: How do you like your job ? And is there any advice you can give about getting into the same field ?
Hi! Thanks for the question!
I really like my job. I’m still learning and settling into it. I love that I don’t have a traditional 9-5 work schedule and that I actually get to work from home a lot of the time when it’s off season.
My job also takes me to some pretty awesome places. I’ve worked in some incredible venues that normally I probably never would’ve had a chance to go to.
I will say that the day of a wedding can be very stressful and it’s a lot of work. It’s not as glamorous as it seems. Working events, even if they’re not weddings, isn’t for everyone. You also have to get used to working weekends all the time, especially in the summer.
I got into the industry originally because in college I majored in hospitality and tourism management and minored in event planning. I didn’t really know which direction I wanted to go in so I did multiple internships in different areas. That is until I landed in wedding planning and stuck with it.
My advice if you do want to get into this industry is to get an internship first. Even an unpaid one if you can. That’s what I did. I worked an unpaid internship for almost a year after I graduated college. The unpaid part sucked, but it’s what got me to where I am now. It’s a good way to try something out and see if it’s a good fit for you. You’ll also get a lot of experience in a relatively short amount of time.
I hope this helps! And don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more questions :)