08 February 2011

I love weddings, yes I do!

I think it's so funny when my blog stats show I have a visitor from Tasmania. Really, Tasmania? So random, yet I don't believe anyone from Tasmania has ever left me a comment. Hmm.

Sooo... honestly, I've been semi-busy as usual. We're still unpacking and getting all moved in! Our little Gypsy has been keeping us on our toes... she's so stinkin' cute, we just love her to pieces!

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Possibly the most exciting thing is that I was just accepted into a program to become a Certified Wedding Planner! I am soSOso happy about this. How did this come about, asks you?

So randomly, one of those community college continuing-ed flyers came in the mail, and they had an "Intro to Wedding Planning" course. I signed up for it spontaneously (with Joshua's blessing, of course) and took the two-night course out of curiosity, and then just knew... this was something I wanted to do!

You all know how obsessed I've been with planning my own wedding... I think the "Wedding Wednesday" posts may give that away, yeah? ;-) When I saw this was something I could be professionally trained for, I jumped at the chance to check it out.

After the class ended, I did my research and found a full certification program through an online wedding institution... I'm just waiting for my course books and I start in a couple of weeks!

Here are my thoughts...

  • I love everything about weddings, and I don't want the planning to end when I'm done with mine.
  • I love designing wedding stationery, and I want to continue doing so.
  • I could offer my stationery/custom design services as a package deal with my wedding planning services.
  • Even if I only continue to design invitations/stationery/etc., I'm giving myself more credibility by marketing myself as a certified wedding planner.
  • Eventually, I'd also love to offer photography services for engagement sessions or what not, also to be included in a possible "package deal."
  • Eventually, some of my friends/family may also want to join me and we can do this together across the country (a couple have already approached me with shared excitement)!
I guess I'll just see where it all goes. For now, I am just SO excited. YAY WEDDINGS!!!

10 comments:

  1. So cool! I wish I had used a wedding planner. Good luck to you, I'm sure you will absolutely love it!

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  2. Ooooh! My eyes lit up. That's downright fabulous. I have a fascination with weddings myself. When I have nothing else drawing my attention, occasionally I pop on TLC and watch all the wedding shows. LOL. I think your ideas for marketing are spot-on, too, and those will give you a huge advantage over others who may be qualified in other areas like.... say... makeup or jewelry. I don't really know what's out there because my own wedding was so FAR from "adequately planned," but you've got my 100% support and enthusiasm! Don't forget to let us all know how the courses go! I'm very curious and love to live vicariously through the blogs I read. :P

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  3. Oh, and I just grabbed your button for my buttons tab on my blog. :)

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  4. Good luck and i hope all gose well. I cant wait to be planing well is already planing already lol well good luck

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  5. thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your wonderful comment :)

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  6. Thanks for the comment. :) We actually took the PREP course a few years ago. It was really fun, but he didn't really pay attention to it. :/

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  7. thats an awesome idea!!! you would be great at that!!!!!

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  8. Wow that is so terrific!!! I hope you enjoy the class and get that business rolling soon. You are going to be fabulous.

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  9. Tell us how wedding classes go! That would be such an entertaining job! How much does one usually pay for a wedding planner?

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  10. That is SO cool! I'd love to be a wedding planner!! What a great job!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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