Event planning is all about helping corporate organizations, government, groups and individuals plan and execute their events from start to finish. An event planner ensures that they work with the budget of the organization or individual and ensure that they deliver a successful event as agreed. In some cases, it is the responsibility of the event planner to draw up a budget for the organizer once they get a brief of the nature of the event.
Now, the truth is that you need to be extremely good with details. You do not want to come across to your clients as one who leaves some important details out. If you do not possess this skill now, you may consider building it up.
If you decide to start your own event planning business today, one of the major challenges you are likely to face is getting sucked into the black hole of not appropriately planning for funds. Take the “plan and spend as you go” method and wind up either seriously overspending or finding out very late in the process that you don’t have enough money to follow through.
Another challenge is that you are always going to battle the clock. Quotes will be late. Someone will rent the wrong tech. The printed invites will have the wrong time, and so on…You simply have to be able to account for things going wrong because… they will.
Choosing a venue is arguably the most important task after creating your budget. The venue sets the tone for your event and determines a lot of the subsequent details you’ll have to decide on such as décor, transportation, activities, or equipment. Putting the effort into finding the right venue is definitely a challenge but it’s more than worth it.
Lastly, the whole point of planning any type of event is to provide an unforgettable experience for your guests. Whether it’s an amazing and productive training session for employees, a wonderful birthday or anniversary party, or even a more casual gathering for a group of friends, a memorable event should be at the forefront of your planning efforts.
Being in the event planning business is definitely a tough job. But facing the common challenges above is a great opportunity to grow and master the craft.
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