Advice

This page is a curated collection of advice for event pros by event pros. It’s the perfect place to learn from your fellow vendors and get inspired. 

At ThymeBase, we build event planning software and talk to event pros every day. Often, these discussions raise exciting ideas that we think are worth sharing. So we invite the pros to talk about their experiences, inspirations, and ideas. In other words, we love finding and sharing great advice. And now, we’ve collected these articles all in one place. 

Whether you’re unsure of adding a new partner to your event business or how to position your brand so your business can stand out, you’ll learn how a fellow event pro handled that exact situation. 

Just a few examples of advice are how to transition to virtual events and how to create a work-life-family balance as a business professional. We’ve got articles on building great habits, and how to plan the perfect backyard wedding. And how to get your newly founded event business off the ground if you’re just starting out. There are tips on wowing your clients, staying organized, and even working closely with other vendors. 

You could just browse the articles, and I’d definitely recommend that sometime, but you can also use the blog’s search bar to look for specific keywords. Or you can reach out to us here at ThymeBase and ask. The team is always happy to talk about events and help you find relevant articles. And if we don’t have anything suitable, we’ll reach out to our community of pros to find some great tips.

 

10 Tips for Planning Outdoor Events This Summer

10 Tips for Planning Outdoor Events This Summer

Event planning has many moving parts year-round, but things get even more complicated when planning outdoor events. While they’re usually more informal and easygoing than indoor events, outdoor events need to account for more variables – including permits, restrooms, and weather conditions. Here are 10 outdoor event planning tips to make your first summer get-together …

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Conflict Resolution Strategies for Event Management Teams

Conflict Resolution Strategies for Event Management Teams

This article shares efficient conflict resolution tools to de-escalate difficult conflicting situations and resolve disputes. Planning an event is highly stressful and inherently prone to conflict because it involves multiple hands doing different things all at once. Event day can be even more stressful – the whole team feels pressure to succeed, and emotions run …

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How Event Pros Can Manage Too Many Time Commitments

9 Ways Event Pros Can Manage Too Many Time Commitments

Hey, event pros! Need some help managing your time commitments? Here are some tips that work for me, and I think they’ll work for you too.  As event pros, you’re perpetually pulled between many competing needs. There’s managing new leads, marketing your event business, client meetings, a crowded inbox, and your actual work at the …

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Event Planning on a Schedule

Event Planning on a Schedule: What to Do With a Year, Month, or Week to Plan

Planning an event is no small task. There are many different aspects to consider, such as the budget and venue. That’s why event planning on a schedule can keep you organized. Here are the steps to put together the perfect gathering on a set schedule.  6 Months Before to 1 Year Before This stage is …

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How to Build a Positive Reputation as an Event Business

How to Build a Positive Reputation as an Event Business

Building a positive business reputation is one of the core components of being a successful event planner. Revenue and competitive advantage will easily follow when your positive reputation precedes you.  How can you build a positive reputation for your event business? Follow these tips to find out. 1. Network According to research, 80% of business professionals find …

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Staying True To Your Values As Event Planners

Staying True To Your Values As Event Planners: Interview With Broadly Entertaining

Staying true to your values can be a challenge. Broadly Entertaining has figured out how to build a values-based event business. Giana DeGeiso and Jamie Rosler are the founders of the highly creative and successful event planning and hosting business, Broadly Entertaining. They’re also best friends with a passion for love, laughter, and social justice. …

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How A Wedding Photographer Captures The Couple’s Love Story

How A Wedding Photographer Captures The Couple’s Love Story

We interviewed Alexander Smith, a journeyman wedding photographer, about how he captures each couple’s unique love story through his photography. “Beautifully bespoke storytelling” was the answer given when we asked Alexander Smith, well known South African wedding photographer, to summarise his manner of wedding photography in one sentence. And that is precisely what it is. After …

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Guest Experience

Guest Experience: A Little Detail Goes A Long Way

Whether you are planning an exquisite event or simply want to bring people together, the details matter when it comes to guest experience. As a Front House Manager, the caliber of my experience was enhanced by the seemingly minor details.  Different events will require unique style and elegance. In some instances, old ideas need a …

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From Event Planner to Event Producer

From Event Planner to Event Producer: A Virtual Event Revolution

What is an event producer? Well, there’s no doubt that event planners are used to wearing many hats and going with the flow. It seems like change is the only constant in this industry. Even so, the changes that the whole world has experienced in one short year can seem overwhelming for even the savviest, …

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