A Bridal and Wedding Consultant performs services from arranging meetings with vendors, planning the wedding schedule, planning the rehearsal dinner, creating a budget, bridal registry, and much more...but the main thing to remember is that the bride is the client. It is the consultant's job to make the bride's wedding dreams a reality, make her happy, save her time, and save her money.
As a Bridal Consultant, you would need superior time and people management skills. Diplomacy and negotiating skills are a must, as you will frequently be dealing with one bride, as well as other family members who all will have strong opinions about what they want to see happen at the wedding.
You will need a strong arsenal of vendor relationships such as florists, caterers, photographers, hair salons, bridal shops, travel agencies, and limousine rental services.
Certification is not required, but it is suggested that you do take some courses to make certain you possess good skills, and generally can make things easier for you. There are some distance learning (courses and classes online) that are available, just do a search on the Internet for "Bridal Consultant Courses".
Some Suggested Courses and Skills:
One of your best methods of advertising will be your clients, so do your best and the word will get out that you can put together a drop-dead fabulous wedding!