Imagine sipping champagne with celebrities, shaking hands with politicians, or walking down the runway holding hands with top designers. Now imagine yourself changing into a second outfit hours before an event because you got a butter stain on your new dress. Or imagine looking through the phone book to try and find live reptiles, or playing therapist to a mother and daughter minutes before a wedding. If you can picture yourself in any of these scenarios, you can picture yourself as an event planner.
From small dinners to gala affairs and every occasion in between, the public is looking to experts to organize their events into grand occasions. As a result, clients are calling on event planners to coordinate the most splendid affairs, creating an all-time high demand for event planners.
Businesses of all sorts are on the search for an organized person to market their company. In addition to organizing functions, an event planner attracts new clients, increases revenue, and develops marketing strategies. The candidate who can do these things can be an asset to any company. Many fields now employ event planners on staff, and event-planning companies have more work than imaginable. Businesses, from large corporations to smaller restaurants, are exploring new ways to attract qualified applicants, so it is a great time to consider event planning as a career.
Event planners have many types of backgrounds and beginnings, from florists to caterers to MBAs. The event-planning career path you choose may depend upon the skills you have already developed or skills that you would like to develop. You may also choose a position based upon scheduling and convenience. Event planners can choose to work in a corporate setting or nightclub depending on the hours they prefer.
A career in event planning can be rewarding both financially and emotionally. The compliments and accolades you will receive will be tremendously satisfying. The profession can be stressful at times, but seeing your client and her guests enjoying the event you dedicated your time to makes it worthwhile.
This book will give you the tools and resources you need to begin your career. Whether you are just considering event planning or you have a few years in the industry, using these tools can help you succeed in your new endeavor. This book outlines the types of career paths available to you as an event planner, different ways to break into the business, and the types of events you may be designing. Understanding the process of event planning will give you the foundation to start your career.
As an event planner you must be creative, motivated, and detail oriented. You will lend your style, imagination, and methods of executing to all types of events. To have a passion for cuisine, organization, and people is what it means to be in this occupation. Won't you join me as we journey down the road to becoming an event planner?