When working as a wedding planner Vancouver residents have the chance to help couples have a wedding day to remember. But what does it take to have a successful career in this field? A wedding planner is literally responsible for planning a wedding, including everything from the venue and music to the flowers and photography. To work as a planner, there are no specific qualifications, but you’ll need to be outgoing, able to negotiate, well organized and detail oriented, and have the ability to listen to what a couple wants and then make it happen. Having a knowledge of current trends and of wedding traditions in general is also helpful. Being able to budget is also important, as is having a network of contacts in and around Vancouver. Most wedding planners work for themselves, and to some extent it’s seasonal work; most weddings happen in the spring.