Before we get started, no, I won’t tell you to resell your wedding gifts to make money, although I am partial to selling one’s dress, after only one use :).
The wedding industry is BIG, and if you look around, it is pretty easy to get a share of the pie. Here are a few ideas of how you can make money with weddings.
I went to a wedding where the bride had made her own pie, and it was pretty awesome. But most brides don’t have the time to cook themselves, and many don’t have the budget to get a professional caterer. If you know how to cook, you are good to go.
I used to be a waitress for weddings thanks to a local temp agency in the UK. It was fun because all the customers were happy, drinking and eating for free, dancing around… and the rate was pretty good, although we didn’t get tips. I would make around $150 for the whole night. It is also generally a Saturday afternoon gig so you can sleep on Sunday and be back in class or at work on Monday.
Be a DJ
I had a guest post recently from Evan, talking about how he made $50,000 as a DJ. Check it out for details, now that you can get all your music in a small mp3 player, and prepare the playlists at home, DJ-ing has never seemed so easy.
Make wedding dresses
If you know how to saw, how about trying to make the maid of honor’s dresses? My mum used to make the same dress for her, my sister and I, which would drive me crazy, but it was really about going to buy a nice piece of fabric and putting pieces together. Well, it looked that easy, I am completely useless with my hands so I won’t go into details. I know a few gifted people who could try it as a side hustle though.
Make flower arrangements
Another thing that is pretty expensive for the bride and groom is the decoration of the room. For a spring or summer wedding, you can easily pick up nice flowers and make bouquets and arrangements yourself.
One of the best part of working a wedding is that your work will be shown to at least 100 people, many of which about to get married, like the bride and groom’s friends who are the same age. When you reach your mid 20s it is like there is an epidemic of weddings all around and it lasts for about 10 years. Enjoy. Bring presentation cards, and if you hear someone complimenting your work, leave your details with them.
On a related topic, you can make money by renting your car to the newly couple!
This post was featured on the PF Pro, thank you!