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.

 

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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How Morning Rituals Can Help Event Planners Be More Productive

How Morning Rituals Can Help Event Planners Be More Productive

With their high-stress and continually changing workload, event planners can benefit from the structure of morning rituals. When I began to research morning rituals online, I found a million articles all touting basically the same ideas. According to Entrepreneur, these rituals are “hacks” to boost productivity. In article after article, I read that I ought …

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Backyard Weddings

Backyard Weddings: A Spotlight on Highly Personal, Unique Weddings

Are backyard weddings a step down from traditional wedding venues? No. Here’s why backyard weddings are a uniquely intimate experience. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone in the wedding industry. For couples planning their dream wedding, it’s been a year of disappointment, stress, and frustration, with some brides and grooms opting to put-off …

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It Takes Grit To Survive Your First Year As A Wedding Planner

It Takes Grit To Survive Your First Year As A Wedding Planner

The first year as a wedding planner might be the most stressful. But you can survive it with a healthy dose of grit. If there’s one American city known for its tough, blue-collar, hard-working people, it’s got to be Tacoma, Washington. Dubbed the “City of Destiny,” the urban port city is famous for its hardscrabble …

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Storytelling In Events

Storytelling In Events: How One Event Planner’s Theatre Background Helps Him Tell Stories

Storytelling in events is an art that requires a flair for the dramatic. Every event has a story behind it, and it takes a distinct perspective to bring that story to life. If there’s one thing that’s true for each and every couple that walks down the aisle, it’s that in some way, be it …

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