Hannah Talks About Her Experience as a You’re The Bride Intern

Hannah recently finished her summer internship with You’re The Bride and I always like to give our interns an exit interview so we can learn more about what they thought about their experience and if we can do anything better. Hannah was an absolute pleasure to have on my team this summer with a positive attitude no matter what task I assigned. She is an amazing young woman and I am so lucky to have met her. I’m so happy that she felt she learned so much from her time with me. I will miss her!  Here are a few of the questions we asked her! 

1.       What things did you enjoy about the internship?
          I really enjoyed how interactive it was. Seeing a lot of the
work/assignments were virtual, I really enjoyed getting hands on experience
such as vendor calls, meeting with vendors on location, etc. I personally also
love writing, and really enjoyed preparing blog posts, specifically the bridal
posts (example: Mara and Kristen’s blogs)
2.       Do you think it was a valuable experience if so why?
          I absolutely think this was a valuable experience. You did
an amazing job of making me feel very valued and important to your business –
whereas during some internships, the interns feel rather ‘useless’. This was
never the case for me… I always felt like I was learning new things and
obtaining great experience.
3.       What did you learn about wedding/event planning?
          I didn’t truly realize how much planning goes into it. I
always knew it could be a stressful job, but I have a newfound appreciation for
the profession, and it is now something that I am very passionate about
persuing. Being able to work ‘behind the scenes’, and assist in the full
planning of weddings was very eye opening to me. I learned the value of
connections (especially having positive relationships with vendors), and how
vital organization is!
     What was your favorite part of
the experience while interning at           You’re
The Bride?
favorite part of the experience was being able to learn from someone who is so
knowledgeable about the business. You were so fun to work with, and always kept
everything exciting. I never knew what was going to come my way next, and I
really enjoyed all of the unexpected surprises that wedding planning had.
5.       What did you dislike about the
          I can honestly say that I loved the
internship, and am so sad that it is already over. I didn’t dislike anything about
the position; my only suggestion is as follows see #6.
6.       Do you have any suggestions on how to
change or make the           internship
          One of the first days that I was
working, I remember feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of emails I was
receiving with new assignments. I didn’t know how to prioritize them, and which
ones to work on first! I eventually got the hang of it and was able to create a
little system for myself, but other interns may have a difficult time at first.
My only possible suggestion would be if you are planning to send out multiple
assignments, maybe send them in order of importance/urgency. That way the
future intern will get the most important assignments back to you the fastest,
and it will also help her to feel more organized! Other than that small
suggestion, I honestly think that you run an amazing and admirable business! I
never felt like I couldn’t come to you for help or assistance, and that was
very reassuring. Oh, my last piece of advice is…
future interns not from Metro Detroit about 7-mile Road and glass bullet proof walls in Subway restaurants!!! Ha ha ha!!!!

**Poor Hannah stopped to get a sandwich on her way to The Detroit Golf Club to tide her over for all the setup she was about to do at her first YTB wedding and had never seen this in East Lansing where she is from or in Kansas where she goes to school…..Welcome to Detroit! LOL **
7.       Do you still have plans to either become a
wedding or event planner while
working for someone else or starting your own wedding
          This internship has absolutely inspired
me to go into the field of event planning! I am not sure what I want to do with
it yet, but am open to options!!
8.       Are you interested in working any weddings
with YTB as an Event Assistant
in the future to gain more experience for a day rate?
      Are you interested in assignments as
needed for a flat rate per           assignment?

This could be preparing wedding blogs, working bridal
shows, similar tasks that you did during the internship, etc.*Of course this is on an as needed
basis depending on how busy I am
in the future and how soon I am able to start the next  interns*
List any other comments/feedback you wish
to share about your           experience.

          Thank you for providing me with such an
amazing internship! I am so thankful for the experience that I have had, and
all of the things that you have taught me. You were so fun to work with, and I
hope we can stay in touch moving forwards!

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