How To Get Clients For Your Event Planning Business [Updated 2016]

[June 2016 Update] Since originally publishing this article we have heard back from so many students about their successes in getting new clients so we are updating this article with all of the methods that have been working for our event planners. These are methods that are not discussed on any other event planning sites…

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How to Find Great Vendors

If you are new to the world of event planning and organization, you probably look at vendors as being less important than the event organizer. In reality, you should treat vendors more like partners, as they can be the ones who make or break your efforts to succeed as an event planner. Starting out successfully…

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First Steps in Launching Your Own Event Business

You’ve organized some events for your family, friends or community and you have gained a budding reputation for knowing how put events together. You’ve even started to entertain the idea that you could make a living doing this, but you just aren’t sure how to get started in the business. You may think that the…

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Difference Between a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator and Venue Coordinator

So your big wedding day is coming up, and the planning has begun. The goal is always to make it one of the best days of your life with as little stress as possible. Afterall, you still have to remember to say “I do” at the altar! So how can we ensure that you or…

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Plan Your Event With These Eight Important Steps

  You just landed a client you’ve been pitching for a while and want to make her event spectacular. After rejoicing for a couple of hours after getting the contract signed, you can reach a state of planning block where you are so overwhelmed with the task in front of you that you do not…

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5 Soft Skills Needed to Be a Great Event Planner

Soft skills are an event planner’s best friend. For those who haven’t heard this term, “soft skills” refers to your non-tangible, non-quantifiable skills – things like your personality, etiquette, how you get along with others, small talk and listening skills. An event planner’s profession requires both soft and hard skills but this article focuses more…

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Create Your Event Planner Website in 10 Minutes

A common question we get is do you need a website for your business? What type of pages do you need on your site? How do you even make a website? I will compile all the resources you need to make your site in this post. A website absolutely helps you get more clients, and…

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Wedding Alcohol Cost and Bar Budget

Almost everyone who plans a wedding has to decide how much of their budget to allocate toward the bar and how many beverages to stock their wedding bar with. A wedding planner should be equipped to help with this information. We answer many of your questions in this article. To start, a good rule of thumb…

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How to Write an Event Planning Proposal

Statistics show that the event management industry will grow by 44% and add over 30,000 jobs in the next five years.  This is definitely good news for all planners as it shows that the demand for your talent and service is on the rise. So as an event planner, it is more important than ever…

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How To Deal With Event No-Shows

When organizing an event, no-shows are a major concern. Not only can they affect the overall budget but can decrease profits as well. Statistics in this article, reveal that there is a ten percent no-show rate for paid events and a fifty percent no-show rate for events that are free of charge. The best way…

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