There are currently an estimated 116,700 wedding planners in the United States. The wedding planner job market is expected to grow by 10.9% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are wedding planners?

CareerExplorer rates wedding planners with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 20,200 wedding planners. That number is based on 12,700 additional wedding planners, and the retirement of 7,500 existing wedding planners.

What’s the supply of wedding planners?

The wedding planner industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas

Wedding Planner job market by state

State Name Employed Wedding Planners
California 13,910
New York 10,010
Texas 7,010
Florida 6,580
Illinois 4,160
Virginia 4,080
Colorado 3,350
Pennsylvania 3,210
Washington 3,060
New Jersey 3,050
Massachusetts 2,920
Maryland 2,830
North Carolina 2,790
Georgia 2,690
District of Columbia 2,630
Michigan 2,510
Ohio 2,330
Missouri 2,110
Minnesota 2,070
Tennessee 1,850
Arizona 1,770
Wisconsin 1,580
Oregon 1,350
South Carolina 1,280
Indiana 1,180
Nevada 1,110
Oklahoma 930
Utah 910
Iowa 830
Hawaii 750
Kansas 740
Kentucky 670
Connecticut 670
Arkansas 570
Puerto Rico 480
Nebraska 440
New Hampshire 420
Alabama 400
New Mexico 390
Louisiana 390
Idaho 360
Montana 340
Rhode Island 330
Mississippi 300
South Dakota 260
Maine 240
Delaware 220
Vermont 220
Wyoming 210
West Virginia 170
North Dakota 160
Alaska 80
Guam 50