How to Plan an Event When You're Not an Event Planner

How to Plan an Event When You’re Not an Event Planner

Were you asked to plan an event but don’t know the first thing about event planning? Don’t worry; these basics will get you through it! Event planners are creative, detail-oriented, flexible, organized, and prepared for anything – but what if you’re none of those characteristics? If you were tasked with planning an event but lack …

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Book More Events: How A Top Event Planner Selects Vendors

Book More Events: How A Top Event Planner Selects Vendors

Whether you’re an event planner choosing vendors, a client who wants the best photographer, or a vendor, looking to book more events, this article describes how a top wedding planner manages the process. Ever wondered what event planners expect from vendors before they book them? Or what information the client shares that guides the planner in finding …

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The Art of Event Planning From The Photographer’s Perspective

The Art of Event Planning From The Photographer’s Perspective

Event planning is a tough job that requires a multitude of independent and creative teams to work together on the big day with a unified front. In the end, it’s all about the client experience. And to help foster better understanding between the various event professions, I interviewed a fantastic wedding photography duo to get …

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How to Know When Your Wedding Planning Business is Ready to Grow

How to Know When Your Wedding Planning Business is Ready to Grow

When is the right time to start your wedding planning business? How do you know when you’re ready to expand? And how do you manage a team of event planners while staying true to your vision? For some, their business is a creative endeavor. For others, event planning is an organizational challenge. But it’s also …

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Marketing your event planning business

Why COVID-19 Means Marketing Your Event Planning Business Is More Urgent Than Ever

As the event industry remains shuttered, marketing your event planning business should be taking on the same sense of urgency and energy generally given to working events themselves.  Marketing is often considered a chore to be done in those rare moments between planning and executing exceptional events. And understandably so. It’s a distraction. It’s unpleasant, …

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Destination Weddings in Africa

Destination Weddings And The Extra Challenges Involved for Planners

Destination weddings are a uniquely challenging event to plan, especially for event planners who are new to it. I sat down with Dorienne Levitt, of African Stay, to talk discuss the surprising problems that arise.  Now, there are two essential things to note about this article. First, many of the issues I’ll mention will apply …

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How A Canceled Event Brought Out The Best

How A Canceled Event Brought Out The Best In One Event Planner

When COVID-19 hit the headlines, and local authorities began to regulate the number of guests at events, event planners were left scrambling. Desiree May, of Leave It To May Events, turned a canceled event into special memories for her clients. Who Is Desiree May? Desiree May is the owner and principal designer of Leave It To …

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Planner & Venue Relationship: What Venues Wish Event Planners Knew

Planner & Venue Relationship: What Venues Wish Event Planners Knew

What does it take to build a great venue relationship? Ever wondered how the venue staff sees things? While event planners work incredibly hard to dazzle their clients, the venue coordinator and other staff are busting their butts too. We thought it’d be fun to share their perspective on the day of the event. If …

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