Friday, April 23, 2010

How to say it nicely...

"Hey Molly, I was just curious how I get into the wedding business? How do I get your job? How do I become a wedding planner?"

I swear, I've gotten this message on facebook, or some derivative of it, at least half a dozen times in the last 6 months. At first it was exciting because it reminded me that I have a stellar job. And while I still believe I have a great job, now it just makes me cry a little bit on the inside.

I keep thinking to myself "Oh no... not another wedding planner in Colorado!" Seriously!! It's the last thing we need. A great wedding planner, which is far and few between, can be a great asset. However, they have to compensate for the dozens upon dozens of self-proclaimed wedding coordinators who care more about which tacky tulle to drape and gather with a handful of fake roses than they do about making sure a timeline is done.

So after receiving yet another message today, I've re-written my reply several times, only to give up out of frustration. How can I gently tell these women to save themselves and the rest of us in the wedding business, and do something else?!?!

1 comment:

  1. Probably the best thing to do is stress how important training is, because one more GOOD wedding planner will offset the bad ones just that little bit more...