What can I do to become a wedding planner?

Question by Mae: What can I do to become a wedding planner?
My dream has always been to be a wedding planner. I’ve looked into it a little bit, and it looks to me like I can either go to a community college or do an online program. I don’t really like either of those options, I would really like to go to a university and major in this, but I can’t find any universities that offer anything remotely like I want to do. Does anybody know of any colleges that offer a major in wedding planning or event planning or anything similar to that?

Best answer:

Answer by MSG
Your best bet would be to get a degree in Hospitality. Check with James Madison University’s College of Business in Harrisonburg, Virginia (540-568-6211). They are one of the top rated colleges granting a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. There are plenty of other universities that offer degrees in Hospitality too. Guy Fieri, who hosts several shows on Food Network, attended University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.

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20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1554 – fixing my brake line – Clint, 808
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
808 helped us out with are cars, which was an amazing help to us! What would have been a several hundred dollar repair was reduced to the cost of a .29 part. It helped that he had a lot of tools and know-how. 808 is one of the handiest people I’ve ever met. We also split a pair of jack stands, as you don’t want to be under a car with only the tire-changing wuss-jack standing between you and getting crushed.

I even got to re-use the cardboard box from the quesadilla maker we got at a yard sale for recently — to lay on while under the car. Way more comfortable than rocks. And the boogeyboard was too thick for under the car.

At this point, I think we’d replaced the brake line, and were now getting ready to remove the tire in order to bleed the brake system.

808, Clint.
fixing brake line.
Pontiac Bonneville 1993 car, cardboard, jack, jack stand, tire, tools, vice grip, wrenches.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 13, 2010.
Pic by 808.

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BACKSTORY: After 808 and Gigglepuss got married at the SubGenius GFY NYC Devival, they went on a cross-country Honeymoon tour visiting various SubGenii in their home towns. We were the first destination, and among the first to get their heads measured.

Wedding Video – Lynchburg, Virginia: Jonathan Josephs & Anastasia Brooks

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20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1555 – fixing my brake line – Clint

20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1555 – fixing my brake line – Clint
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
808 helped us out with are cars, which was an amazing help to us! What would have been a several hundred dollar repair was reduced to the cost of a .29 part. It helped that he had a lot of tools and know-how. 808 is one of the handiest people I’ve ever met. We also split a pair of jack stands, as you don’t want to be under a car with only the tire-changing wuss-jack standing between you and getting crushed.

I even got to re-use the cardboard box from the quesadilla maker we got at a yard sale for recently.

Here I am getting a visual look at the bleeder valve for my rear-left brake line. Oh so conveniently placed in such a way that you have to remove the tire to get to it. But hey, I actually know how to bleed the brake system now.

If another brake leak sprung up in the exact same part of the car, I might actually be able to fix it myself now! It was actually really easy, mental wise. Just a pain in the ass. But not nearly as insurmountable as I had initially thought. Between Matthew and 808’s help, I’m starting to realize that cars are a lot like PCs: Not really that hard, and not really that exact of a science either. Things don’t have to be perfectly matched up, or done to spec. If I had accepted the insurance company’s "totaling" of my car last year, I’d be about 00 poorer by now.

(That shirt I’m wearing is from the company that paid for my house. It has outlived the company by a decade or so. It got bought out then pretty much dissolved. I got ,000 in free money AFTER quitting the company. Slack!)

Clint.
fixing brake line.
Pontiac Bonneville 1993 car, cardboard, jack, jack stand, tire, tools, vice grip, wrenches.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 13, 2010.
Pic by 808.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: After 808 and Gigglepuss got married at the SubGenius GFY NYC Devival, they went on a cross-country Honeymoon tour visiting various SubGenii in their home towns. We were the first destination, and among the first to get their heads measured.