Wedding Planner
Maya Toubia

About the job:

What you do

As a Wedding Planner, you plan weddings for other people. You meet with couples to know their requirements and then plan their weddings accordingly. You also arrange for photographers, florists and other persons required at the wedding.

The tough stuff

As a Wedding Planner, you will have to:

  • Work long and irregular hours
  • Manage a lot of stress, especially on the day of the Wedding
  • Make sure the bride, groom, and their families, are happy during the planning process
  • Find a way to sustain yourself off-season
The cool stuff

As a Wedding Planner, you will get to:

  • Create beautiful wedding experiences that are memorable
  • Possibly be your own boss
Typical work hours
  • No fixed work hours
  • 40-50% weekends

As a Wedding Planner, you have no fixed work hours. You meet with couples in the evenings or on weekends to get their requirements. You may also travel to meet with new clients. On the day of the wedding, you may work 12 or more hours and make sure everything is arranged properly.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Psychology
  • Business/Economics
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Visualization
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • There are no fixed educational requirements if you want a career as a Wedding Planner. But you should have experience in managing events. If you take courses in Project Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Hospitality or a related field, these will greatly help you in achieving success in this career. You can also get relevant experience by working with another wedding planner and learning the business before starting your own company.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Do you love weddings? Can you work well under pressure? If so, a career in Wedding Planning may be the career for you!

Maya Toubia is a smart and savvy wedding planner and takes us behind the scenes of a wedding, highlighting the business side of the job that is rarely noticed by wedding guests. Watch this Nooreed Insider Interview and see if wedding planning is the career for you!


Maya is not only a wedding planner, she is also a tabletop stylist and a social media influencer. She didn’t always know she wanted to work in the Wedding industry. She started designing her friends weddings as a gift to them. Today, she owns a wedding coordinating and event management agency, helping couples turn their wedding dreams into reality. Maya's advice to students: “Always have a Plan B!”