How can I get into Event-Planning?

I'm a college student and I want to go into event planning after graduation. However, I would love to get some experience during school, as I know experience is key in this industry. I was thinking about doing some wedding planning but I have zero experience. Does anyone have any advice for me to get into this industry?
Maybe there's an online class, or I could put an ad on Craigslist to plan weddings...I have no idea!

1 year ago - 1 answers

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It's probably not right to take on someone's wedding as your first experiment, it takes some time to make the connections with local resources and to gain the experience. Gaining some credibility by first working as an intern probably makes sense, try searching for local opportunities, here are a couple of examples a search turned up:

Doesn't seem right for a business to pay someone else to recruit unpaid interns.

1 year ago