We understand that it's a big decision to invest both time and money into training to abecome a wedding and event planner. Especially if it is a major career move for you and you are unsure of what opportunities the industry has to offer. So we have put together a few useful links to resources and articles that may help you with your research.
Firstly, here's a few facts and figures
...Wedding Industry Facts and Economics
"Wedding website, hitched.co.uk, surveyed thousands of newlywed couples... to reveal an industry worth just over £10 billion. Planning an engagement through to the honeymoon, a wedding celebration here in the UK collectively costs a little over £36,000...from the couple and their guests" ('Hitched W.I.F.E.')
What does a Wedding Planner do and how much do they get paid?
The average UK wedding is said to cost in the region of £15,000 to £20,000. Many wedding planners charge fees of around 10-20% of the wedding budget so there is an opportunity to make a profitable career as a wedding planner.
And according ot the National Careers Servcie, typical activities you'll undertake are: