No successful event planner is made overnight. Even the most seasoned or popular event organizer in town began as a newbie and might have even apprenticed under a senior event planner. For individuals who want to pursue a career in event planning, below are some tips on how to enter the world of event organizing.
For individuals who have no experience at all in event planning, it would be best to start taking the lead in family gatherings or parties. Close friends are also the best guinea pigs in the world of event organizing. Simply offer to organize their kids’ birthday or baby shower and you get to practice your event planning skills.
Aside from volunteering to organize parties of friends and family members, it would also be a great idea to volunteer for local caterers, florists, or seasoned event planners. This way, you would get firsthand experience during events.
Once you think that you have already gotten the hang of event organizing from your volunteer works, it’s high time to step up and start making connections. Friends and family members are expected to refer you to their friends and colleagues who might be needing an event organizer. However, it would be much better if you yourself would start to make a name for yourself and reach out to new clients.
The next step in pursuing a career in event organizing is to build a credible and impressive portfolio. As a newbie in the event planning business, quality is more important than quantity. It is highly understandable if you would turn down some events so you can focus on an existing project. During these times, the turnout of an event will make or break your event planning business.