Le Fri 24 February 2017
Events can be huge or intimate, happy or solemn and for business or pleasure. Entertaining is a feature of life now and guests expect parties to be exciting and polished. Imagine yourself elegantly dressed visiting swanky hotels and working with brides and bridal parties of all sizes. Imagine approving the décor, food and music and all the while wearing a headset and being in control and making sure that there is a day to remember.
Event organisation is more than just planning a good party. Event planning is not party planning especially in the wedding world. It may look like planning parties and soirees on the surface but the professional event planning world focuses on the rationale or goal of having an event and whether that goal is achieved. Nowadays there are more events and parties than ever before and with the birth of Pinterest and social media sites, advertising your events can be easier than ever.
Being an event planner takes tenacity, approachability and poise because not only are you brokering the best deals with venues and halls, and coordinating smaller touches like cars and flowers, you are also negotiating a potentially very stressed out bride! This role in wedding events is dependent on your taste, your style and your common sense and when you collapse at home after a long day you’ll know you have created an event that your clients and guests will remember for the rest of their lives. Being paid for doing something you enjoy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be easy but it does come with job satisfaction. There are so many advantages of succeeding though and these perks are just the beginning.
You get to be your own boss with a lot of event planning agencies and this means no one is looking over your shoulder and no one is telling you what to do or changing your ideas around. You work the hours you need there’s no requirement for a fixed nine to five day. It’s not a boring day at all and you can fit the work around other commitments which is especially handy if you have children around. Your business and your profits which means the more you work the more you earn. You’re not watching the clock unless you’re on a deadline and the hours you’re working aren’t endlessly dull. It’s not necessarily a high pressure position to be in but if you are coordinating people that can be difficult.
Asian wedding event planners are adept at coordinating large groups of people and making sure schedules line up perfectly can be stressful especially as event planning is notorious for last minute drop outs and changes and that can also be a stressful time. It is one thing to have someone’s big day in your hands and it’s quite another to sort out a hysterical bride and keep her calm. There are real skills to learn in the events world and if you want to be a professional it will take time to become known and find your own client list.