Top 10 Jobs for the Wedding Season


When you go to a wedding, you see a beautiful bride in a designer gown, perfectly coiffed hair and immaculate French manicure gliding down the flower-lined aisle to the sweet notes of a string quartet.

But what you don't see are the months of preparation and dedicated crew of people it took to coordinate the perfect wedding day. The Fairchild Bridal Group, publisher of Brides, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride magazines, estimates the average wedding costs more than $26,000 -- much of it dedicated to hiring professionals to create the perfect flowers, dress and reception dinner.

With 2.1 million weddings expected for 2005, the bridal business is booming. Here are the top 10 jobs -- and their salaries -- for people who want to break into a career in weddings: