Profession wedding planner

Wedding planners assist with all logistical details required concerning their client's wedding ceremony. Based on their client's requirements, they make arrangements for floral decorations, wedding venue and catering, guest invitations, etc., coordinating activities both before and during the wedding.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Skills

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Maintain relationship with suppliers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with suppliers and service providers in order to establish a positive, profitable and enduring collaboration, co-operation and contract negotiation.

  • Select event providers

    Evaluate and select the right providers of the right services, according to the customer's specific requirements.

  • Guarantee customer satisfaction

    Handle customer expectations in a professional manner, anticipating and addressing their needs and desires. Provide flexible customer service to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Supervise event staff

    Select, train and supervise volunteers and support staff required for events.

  • Plan events

    Plan programmes, agendas, budgets, and services of an event according to customers' requirements.

  • Create event-specific menus

    Develop menu items for special events and occasions such as banquets, conventions and catered business meetings.

  • Coordinate events

    Lead events by managing budget, logistics, event support, security, emergency plans and follow up.

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

  • Inspect event facilities

    Control event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements and safety regulations.

  • Manage schedule of tasks

    Maintain an overview of all the incoming tasks in order to prioritise the tasks, plan their execution, and integrate new tasks as they present themselves.

  • Tolerate stress

    Maintain a temperate mental state and effective performance under pressure or adverse circumstances.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Arrange special events

    Organise the necessary preparations for catering at special events such as conferences, large parties or banquets.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Carry out event management

    Plan and execute all the technical and logistical aspects required for an event to be successful.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Prioritise tasks

    Organise tasks according to their priority.

Optional knowledge and skills

advise customers on types of flowers perform improvisation react calmly in stressful situations place orders for flower products perform services in a flexible manner handle veterinary emergencies keep personal administration schedule shifts order supplies advise customers on jewellery and watches show social competences administer appointments give advice on personal matters network with store owners manage a small-to-medium business advise on clothing style assess character entertain people