Nowadays, more and more people are curious about event planning. Many young entrepreneurs are signifying their interest in exploring the world of event planning as a business venture. On the outside, event planning may seem to be all fun and glamorous – planning a party from scratch, choosing designs and food tasting, etc. However, the real face of event planning is more than just fun and food tasting. Event planning seriously entails focus, dedication and determination.
So what does it take to start a career in event planning? First of all, newbies must acknowledge the fact that they cannot immediately go head to head with seasoned event planners in the business. Doing so would be considered as an entrepreneurial suicide and would only shoot down the business even before it has the chance to flourish.
Never Stop Learning
The best way to enter the world of event planning is to familiarize oneself with the business. Starting small and starting low is the safe and practical way to go. An aspiring event planner might want to consider volunteering for big event suppliers such as food caterers, florists, party hosts, etc. This way, first-hand experience will be learned and relationships with suppliers will be established. As one goes deeper in the event organizing business, it’s a plus point to see a familiar face along the way.
After immersing oneself with local suppliers and seasoned event planners, it’s time to expand one’s network and client-base. It would be practical to start within one’s inner circle, specifically friend, family and co-workers.
If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can actually offer your event planning services to friends and family. That way, you can put your experience in event planning to good use while promoting your services at the same time.