Wedding and event planning is a $125 billion a year industry. With average costs for weddings and other events predicted to rise to $33,000 by 2013*, Wedding Consultants and Event Planners have a big responsibility to their clients. An experienced, full-time Wedding and Event Planner can organize 30 to 40 weddings or events per year. Most professional planners base their fee on a percentage of the total wedding cost (usually from 10% to 15%). According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the average cost of a wedding is more than $27,000. You can see how quickly the earning possibilities can add up.
Growth Potential & Career Opportunities
- Earn up to $47,000 a year!**
- Create your own schedule
- The typical event cost is more than $25,000!
- The U.S. Department of Labor projects the growth for Wedding & Event Planner jobs to increase 10% by 2024.***