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pros of being an event planner

The Pros and Cons of being an event planner

Just because I plan parties all day, does not mean it is all rainbows and sunshine for event planners. Ok, so it is mostly rainbows and sunshine, but there are a couple of things about being an event planner that suck. Of course from the outside people just see the dancing, decorating, drinking, and hugs. But there is also high emotions. long days, missed h[...]
quarantine impact on event planners

starting an event planning career in an economic crisis? Been there, done that

In an instant—everything changed.  It was 2008 and I had just opened my event planning company. That's right, 2008, months before the economy collapsed. I could not believe it. I had my website, business cards, and planning packages ready. I had spent the past three years interning for companies that did big corporate events in NYC, and social eve[...]
Hiring Help for your events

HIRING HELP FOR YOUR EVENTS

It does not matter if you are planning an event for two people, or two thousand, having Production Assistants (PAs) is necessary to ensure optimal customer service and guard your sanity as a planner. However, I consistently see a pushback on hiring help for events, mostly because of the extra expense. To this point, I encourage event planners to include the[...]
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How to become a wedding planner

It is one of the most popular questions I receive, "How Do I Become a Wedding Planner?, or How Do I Open My Own Wedding Planning Business?" I had the same question when I started my planning journey almost 15 years ago. After I attended college and did an internship in NYC, I started my company with very minimal knowledge about business. It was a tough[...]

THE LAUNCH OF TRISHA YEARWOOD’S COFFEE & A LESSON ON BRANDING CORPORATE EVENTS

It is still all a blur. I was reached out to by one of my favorite brands to design and produce an event for one of my favorite musical artists, and I had less that one day to present a full design board to get the gig. Well about 20 hours of coffee, no-sleep, and scouring the internet led to not one, but two mood boards submitted. A couple of hours later,[...]

EVENTS: 7 QUICK MUST-DOS WHEN HIRING A CIGAR ROLLER FOR YOUR EVENT

No fluff, here. These are just things that I consistently see done wrong at events with cigar roller. I always cringe and think how easily this could have been fixed and presented well, so that the guests got the best experience possible. Ask for a photo of the table the person will be rolling at. It should be wood, size appropriate, and authentic looki[...]

STANDARD RECEPTION TABLEs WILL NOT FIT CHARGERS & FLOWERS!!!

It is the biggest mistake we see happen on a consistent basis at weddings and corporate events alike. You think you are all set, arrive for setup, and only then realize that chargers will not fit on a standard banquet table with space for flowers in the middle. It breaks my heart every time. The solution at that point is to leave the chargers off the table.[...]

No, you are not engaged to justin Bieber and need a wedding planner!!!

Let’s talk about the crazies that us wedding planners have to deal with. No, I am not talking about the bridezillas or the groomzillas. We can easily handle those with some Patron. I am talking about the actual wedding planning inquiries we receive from people convinced they are marrying a celebrity….. I am NOT kidding. This happens to us A LOT. We g[...]