For some people, event planning seems to be a too-good-to-be-true career; you get to use your creativity while getting paid. You team up with florists, caterers, make-up artists, couturiers, etc to come up with a fantastic and memorable event for clients. As glamorous as it may sound, there’s more to event planning than meets the eye.
First of all, event planners need to have grit and patience. At least once in their life, event planners will encounter difficult clients. Difficult enough to make them wish that they have never signed a contract with the said client. However, difficult clients are just a test of patience for event planners and professionals will simply rise above the situation and still come up with a smooth-sailing event.
Aspiring event planners also need to have a background in event planning. Whether it be for family or friends, having firsthand experience in planning an event is greatly needed. Starting with small scale events will eventually prepare aspiring event organizers for large-scale or corporate events.
It is worth noting that seasoned event planners seem to have a “third eye” for disaster. Put simply, they not only have what it takes to produce a successful event, but they are also packed with back-up plans should a problem arise with the suppliers or during the event itself.
Event planning may seem like a very enjoyable job but it also entails a lot of data and organizational skills. Event planners must be able to incorporate all the data from clients, fix schedules, work through a budget and ensure that all suppliers are the best in the market. In a nutshell, event planning is more than just preparing for an event. It entails hard work, effort, sacrifice and an extraordinary knack for preparing for unforeseen events.