Entering into the Event Planning industry can be overwhelming, frustrating, and at times trying of one’s patience. However, with improvement in these three key areas, we believe the everyday tasks of interacting with customers, paying close attention,andkeeping track of details, will help increase your mindset in the field.
First, you must have the ability to communicate with practically everyone you come into contact with. In the Event planning industry, you will not only be interacting with business owners and CEO’s, but also set-up crews, florists, caterers and much more. To be able to verbally articulate what needs to be done and what is expected the first time around, will save time and leave no room for confusion for either party.
Second, an eye for detail is mandatory. A planner must be alert during the planning process from beginning to end. Little details such as table linens or confirming load-in time with the venue could lead to larger problems if not addressed before event day. Managing details should also be followed through during the execution of the event. On the day of the event, paying close attention to layout and aesthetics are crucial! Make the most out of the hours spent planning and try your best to avoid problems before they arise.
Finally, an inside view of a planner’s daily routine varies day-to-day. The number of hats they wear on a daily basis changes as often as the Midwest weather. They could be taste testing new food options, running to a venue to meet with their AP guy, or loading equipment in the warehouse because of a staff member falling ill, hence forth they must have the ability to multi-task!
Similar to most careers, event planning takes effort, dedication, and continuous learning. No one can expect to become an expert overnight. Surrounding yourself with a great network that will push you to succeed is a huge bonus in this field. Each day is a new chance to try something new and there is no shame in failing. Give these three skills a chance to help enhance your future career.