I get it. I love planning events, and for many people, their wedding is one of few opportunities they will have to put a day like this together. I count myself lucky that this is what I do for a living, but it can be incredibly stressful. If you want to do your own planning, it’s still important that you enjoy your big day. The best way to ensure this happens is to hire a Day of Wedding Coordinator.
As an event planner, I appreciate that my friends and family can be some of my greatest supporters, helping me to build my portfolio and gain experience, and backing me in all of my small business endeavours. But I find far too often that people I know are pretty clueless about the type of work that I do and what it encompasses. And if my close friends and family aren’t really sure about what I can do to help, how am I supposed to convince other people to hire me? In order to combat this issue, I’m going to shed some light on this topic. What exactly does an event planner do?
Anyone who follows my blog or social media accounts probably already knows that I’m planning an awesome concert & laser show with Edmonton musician Letters from Pluto, who also happens to be my friend. The event is taking place on November 3, and I’m pretty excited about it (if you want more info, hop on over to last week’s blog post). That being said, I can hardly believe that it’s been only two weeks since we announced that it was happening. The timelines for this event have been so condensed that it really wasn’t that long ago that I was debating whether or not I should put my time, energy, and money into making this concert a reality. What makes an event worthwhile? Keep reading for my instructions on deciding!
As you probably already know, networking is important in any business. If you’re not really on board with this philosophy yet, check out my previous post Networking: Difficult, but Necessary for my thoughts on the topic. As an event planner, thinking about any type of event leads to breaking down ways to make it successful. Keep reading to find out the 4 keys to planning a killer networking event!
Event marketing involves strategy, and the ultimate way to implement any strategy is by coming up with a plan that will keep you organized, focused, and heading towards success. But creating an event marketing plan doesn’t have to be difficult! Let me walk you through the steps… Continue reading
So you’re planning a big event, but you don’t have a big budget to go with it? No problem! In today’s world, there are more free marketing opportunities available than ever before. Don’t get me wrong, paid marketing is great and can usually expose you to a whole new audience, but it is not the only option. Read on for the best free ways to market events!
Hiring a planner can seem like an expensive step when putting together your big event, but I promise it doesn’t have to be that way. You hire professional help in so many other areas of your life, from bankers to lawyers to electricians to carpenters and everything in between. Why should your big, one-shot event be any different? And not just that, but hiring an event planner can actually save your cash all while making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. How, you ask? Well, keep reading for 5 ways an event planner can save you money.
Addressing wedding invitation envelopes can be a confusing process, so I’ve brought in a guest blogger today to help answer all your pesky questions on this topic! The following is a guest blog post by my friend Brittany Russell of Letter Lane Design Studio, who is a freelance hand lettering artist and calligrapher. She’s put together an amazing and useful guide to help you with all the ins and outs of addressing wedding invitation envelopes. Read on!
Planning any event involves so many details; sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. And more than that, if you’re new to putting an event together, you might not even know where to start. Event projects are complex, and often you only have one shot to get everything right. There are no do-overs in the event world, and this is why you should hire an event professional.
I know how it is. You’ve put together all the planning pieces you could ahead of time, and it’s finally the day of event. This means you might be working with multiple groups to get your space ready, from the venue itself to vendors, volunteers, or even your client. You can be pulled in so many different directions that it’s difficult to keep track of what needs to be done. This is why it is important to have a day of event set-up schedule.