In recent years, special events planning has become a widespread industry. It is estimated that nearly $500 billion is spent worldwide each year on event planning services. Now more than ever, the event planning industry is a goldmine for young entrepreneurs with party experience. With a few simple tasks to get started, breaking into this industry is easy!
Determine a Niche
Most event planners only focus on certain types of events, such as weddings, corporate events and promotional events. Once a niche market is determined most other pieces of the puzzle will fall into place as clients begin seeking event planning services. Most individuals will hire event planners if they feel unqualified to plan or simply don’t have the time to do so.
Tasks of Event Planners
Event planners can cover as little tasks as needed for a particular event, but most often will cover all aspects of planning and execution. There are many factors to take into account when planning an event and, most often, planners will work off of checklists to cover every minute detail.
Design Event Creation
The planner is most often expected to expound a general creative idea for the event. This means that individuals can give a complete or vague idea of what the event is meant to convey and the planner fleshes out the details. Having creativity will be a perk in this particular aspect.
Depending on the size of the event, an event planner will need to adjust the venue based on attendance needs. This is generally done when creating invitations or a guest list to determine exact sizing needs for a comfortable event.
Food and Entertainment
Most often event planners will work with catering companies to devise a menu for an event. After a menu is created, the caterer will take over food portions with supervisory help from the event planner. Event planners are also responsible for securing entertainment for the event.
Once the event has started the event planner job is not over. Event planners are responsible for making sure events go as planned without causing stress to the individual that requested services. Generally, the event planner will ask guests for feedback on how the event went depending on the event type.
If you are currently looking for a venue for your event, Stokely Event Center can make sure your special day is unforgettable. Guests will love the free-to-play games and a wide assortment of decorative signs. With the flexibility of catering in outside food and drinks, event menus can fit a variety of preferences. Our sound system, projector and screen are included for one great price to meet your audio/visual needs. If you are interested in reserving Stokely Event Center, please call us at 918-600-4448 or complete our online request form. We can’t wait to be part of your special event!