Intern Kimberly Talks About Her Internship Experience with YTB

What things did you enjoy about the internship?

I liked that it was a substantial internship and that I
was given a variety of tasks to do so it was always interesting. I liked
writing the blogs because I like to write and while researching the blogs I
learned a lot about many subjects,  I knew nothing about being the Event Assistant
for Day-of-Coordination services so it was always great because weddings are
beautiful and full of love and that’s why we do it right?
Do you think it was a valuable experience?

Yes. There was always something new to learn. I kept
learning up until the very end. It was challenging at times and there were
times when it was imperative to be able to think on your feet, but that’s what
kept it exciting.  I also like that this
experience was full spectrum, so I got to see some good sides of the job AND
some bad sides of it. If someone is serious about getting in this industry and
becoming a wedding planner there is no better internship because they will
definitely be doing it all.
What was your favorite part of the experience while
interning at You’re The Bride?

The Style photo-shoot that I was able to be a part of was
amazing.  I also got to meet PAWS, the
Detroit Tigers mascot at one of the weddings and that was the highlight of my
year. This industry is very people oriented, so getting to meet and work with
amazing vendors and meeting families and helping to create their special day
was so rewarding.
What did you dislike about the internship?

I had an unfortunate experience while doing vendor calls
and then with a vendor or two so without a doubt that was my least favorite
part of the internship.  It was a
learning experience.
 Do you have any
suggestions on how to change or make the internship better?

I do think it’s a lot of work for one intern especially
if there are other commitments involved. I also had summer classes, a small
part time job and I am married so for me it was a little difficult to schedule
in social time without neglecting my other duties. I guess it’s more of a
comment that a suggestion. I think I was mostly able to strike a nice balance,
but it’s definitely better if future interns have less commitments and/or the
work is split up between 2 interns (which I know it was in the past, so I think
that’s a good idea.) *I honestly don’t know how you did it before you started
the intern program*
Do you still have plans to either become a wedding
planner while working for someone else or starting your own wedding business?

Yes. I would also like to branch out into other
non-wedding related events such as corporate events.
Are you interested in working any weddings as an Event
Assistant in the future to gain more experience for a day rate?
Are you interested in possible other assignments as
needed for a flat rate per assignment?

*Of course this is on an as needed basis depending on how
busy I am in the future and how my next interns work out for me*

List any other comments/feedback you wish to share.

I think the weekly “knotties” assignment was very
valuable as I learned so much from just trolling through the message boards on
The Knot and on occasion, Wedding Wire. I learned so much about etiquette.
Kimberly Renteria-Dix
Wedding Coordinator Intern
You’re The Bride
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