Summer Wedding Internship

We’re Looking for Wedding Interns!

Do weddings make you swoon? Are you curious about learning the ins and outs of the wedding day and the planning that goes into it before? If so, we’d love to get to know you! Send us your résume and a brief summary of who you are (a résume can only tell us so much!) and why you’re interested in weddings.

Once we’ve looked over your information we’d like to set up a meeting to get to know you a little more and see if you’d be a great fit with us.

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Internship Curriculum consists of:

On-site management, directly communicating with vendors and clients, and lots of insight into the Colorado event planning industry! Learning the logistics of wedding planning: timelines, rehearsals, communicating with couples via email, consultations, and phone calls. Learning the design process (color boards, floral inspiration, blog posts on design trends, creating inspiration boards)

We believe in:

High standard of professionalism when communicating with clients, vendors, and our couples. Prioritization and organization. We have learned that the greatest advantage in wedding and event planning is having strong organizational skills. Even the greatest of tasks can be completed through strategic organization. The effectiveness of a team. Whether that be in a supporting role or a leading role, the most important role is one that benefits the team as a whole.

This is an unpaid internship and must be recognized by the interns college instruction as academic credit towards his/her chosen degree.

Read here what Grace, one of our previous interns, has to say about the internship:

I (Grace) was an intern with A Vintage Affair for the greater part of my college career.  When I started my internship as a sophomore at the University of Denver, I knew that I was in love with the magic and whimsy of the wedding world without any idea of the work behind it.  I quickly realized that there is much more to planning and executing one of the most important days in a couple’s life than it seems.  My duties as an intern varied greatly, yet were all enjoyable: from developing a bride-to-be checklist that outlined months of planning, to folding hundreds of napkins the day of the wedding, I was able to be a part of the entire journey of each wedding. I went from dreaming and blogging about Colorado’s amazing wedding venues to assisting in staging an entire event in those same places.  Every day was a hands-on adventure with A Vintage Affair – we built intricate fabric backdrops, built and stained escort card stands, embossed hundreds of coasters and programs, and much more.

In my internship, I observed the rhythm and flow of a wedding.  There are countless aspects of every wedding, and there is undeniable artistry in every element, no matter how big or small. A wedding is (obviously) an emotional event, and unlike corporate parties or business meetings, decisions are made from the heart. Because of this, it is important to take into account the emotions of all parties involved and make decisions for the best interest of your client.  Communication skills are imperative, and mine were exponentially finessed on the job. By the end of my internship, I was able to direct the processional, ensure timeliness of the event, and develop a connection with our clients.  A wedding is such an intimate event, and it is pretty incredible to share those moments and feel like you are part of someone’s family for one night.

In the time I spent with A Vintage Affair, I learned management and delegation skills, as well as impeccable prioritization. Working a wedding requires split-second decisions as things can easily change in the blink of an eye.  I filled in every position imaginable, from directing every element of a wedding ceremony to fluffing a bride’s train right before she walks down the aisle.  In working A Vintage Affair for 3 years, I learned how to work effectively on a team.  The level of trust and support that is required in the tasks we complete is significant, and I believe that that friendly chemistry is very important to work for a wedding planner.

As an employer, it doesn’t get much better than A Vintage Affair. I have met the most genuine and caring people through my internship – they were always willing to network with those in the industry and introduce me to people who would be beneficial to my career.  Jessica believed in my talent and recognized my skills before I did, and helped me discover many wedding passions, like hand-lettering and wedding stationary.  Jessica was more than a boss: she was my mentor, my sounding board, my confidant, and – most importantly – my friend.  I can’t say enough about my experience with A Vintage Affair – my only regret is that it’s over!

If you are interested in an internship:

please email jessica@avintageaffairevents.com