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Working In Event Planning: Top Tips

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016

Working In Event Planning: Top Tips

Event organisation is more than just planning a good party. Event planning is not party planning especially in the corporate world. It may look like planning parties and soirees on the surface but the professional event planning world focuses on the rationale or goal of having an event and whether that goal is achieved. Nowadays there are more events and parties than ever before and with the birth of Pinterest and social media sites, advertising your events can be easier than ever.

Events can be huge or intimate, happy or solemn and for business or pleasure. Entertaining is a feature of life now and guests expect parties to be exciting and polished. Imagine yourself elegantly dressed visiting swanky hotels and working with agencies like Imagine approving the décor, food and music and all the while wearing a headset and being in control. Taking notes and impressing hotel management staff, knowing they are relying on you for your business. This role in events is dependent on your taste, your style and your common sense and when you collapse at home after a long day you’ll know you have created an event that your clients and guests will remember for the rest of their lives. Being paid for doing something you enjoy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be easy.

Event planners coordinate large groups of people and making sure schedules line up perfectly can be stressful especially as event planning is notorious for last minute drop outs and changes and that can also be a stressful time. There are real skills to learn in the events world and if you want to be a professional it will take time to become known and find your own client list.

There are so many advantages of succeeding though and these perks are just the beginning. You get to be your own boss with a lot of event planning agencies and this means no one is looking over your shoulder and no one is telling you what to do or changing your ideas around. You work the hours you need there’s no requirement for a fixed nine to five day. It’s not a boring day at all and you can fit the work around other commitments which is especially handy if you have children around. Your business and your profits which means the more you work the more you earn. You’re not watching the clock unless you’re on a deadline and the hours you’re working aren’t endlessly dull.

Event planning as a rule is rather flexible and unlike most businesses that are self-employed the set up costs are low. All you need is your phone and a clipboard and a list of trusty contacts. Talent, creativity and knowledge are an obvious requirement as well as the ability to stay cool under pressure. It’s not necessarily a high pressure position to be in but if you are coordinating people that can be difficult.