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By Veronica Cole
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
DescriptionHi my name is Veronica Cole and I am a wedding planner and designer. I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area. I always had a love affair with all things wedding since I can remember. During the past 13 years I’ve planned weddings and events in places DC, Maryland, Virginia, Maine, New York, Miami, Minnesota and Paradise Island Bahamas and hope to keep adding new places each year.
Since launching my own company in 2006, I’ve received the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award numerous times, become a certified Green Wedding Professional by Green Bride Guide and have collaborated and studied with well known celebrity wedding and event designers within the hospitality industry.
Each year, I look to bring on board a talented, enthusiastic and sophisticated intern to work with me in helping to bring my client’s wedding to life while gaining valuable industry experience. But this year it’s a little different…
I’m currently in the process of rebranding my company and am searching for a top-notch, detailed, type "A", business minded person (such as myself) to serve as my ultimate intern. This role would play a integral part in assisting me launch my new brand in the luxury wedding market by January 2015.
The hours can be irregular however the experience is invaluable for anyone who’s a hard worker and not afraid to dedicate themselves to becoming the ideal wedding and event planner.
ResponsibilitiesIncluded but are not limited to;
Emailing and meeting potential clients
Attending and input during vendor meetings and interviews
Wedding and events design product research.
Attending industry association luncheons, networking events, dinners and meetings.
Assistance with press interview requests
Marketing assistance and regular postings on all social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)
Upkeep and creation of blog post material and keeping company newsletter material up to date.
Creating spreadsheets and checklists.
Keeping track of professional and personal schedules.
Must have previous work experience in the wedding industry-catering coordinator, server, concierge, retail, etc. or be majoring in Hospitality, Business, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0
Must have stellar writing, typing and computer skills.
Literacy in Apple or Microsoft Office including Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Word and Excel a MUST.
Must have a flexible schedule to accommodate irregular work hours.
Must be for college credit or prerequisite for college class.
Valid Drivers License and reliable access to a vehicle.
Must be willing to provide references.
The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following with ease:
Professional appearance; proper grooming, well dressed, chic hair, make-up etc.
Being highly organized, extremely detailed at all times.
Ability to seamlessly and effectively prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
Creativity and ability to think quickly on your feet.
Ability to work independently... as well as part of a team.
High energy, resourceful, strong and not afraid to “get your hands dirty”.
Guest oriented & friendly; good eye contact, poised posture, etc.
A sunny disposition and positive attitude.
Driven to excel in the area of event and wedding planning.
Ability to take initiative and to work with a particular clientele with a discerning taste.