Event Planning

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Event Planning

Carson Stokes
English Honors 4B – Stephens
March 29, 2012

Carson Stokes
English Honors – Stephens
March 29, 2012

The Wonderful World of Event Planning What is event planning? Other than my dream job, event planning is the process of planning special occasions such as – but not limited to – fairs, parades, weddings, reunions, sweet sixteen’s, birthdays, graduations, conferences, political rallies, fashion shows, and memorials. Event planning includes budgeting, establishing dates and alternate dates, selecting and reserving the event set, acquiring permits, and coordinating transportation and parking. The field of event planning is fast-paced, fun, and offers a real possibility for earning a large amount of
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One of the most important tasks is to determine the area of your business. The limits depend on the type of event planning service you will offer. For example, if I wanted to plan parties, I may just want to limit my market to just my county. But if I plan on planning corporate meetings, however, I may want to have a national client base. Studies show that a population base of at least 50,000 is needed to support an event planning service. The next step would be to interview clients. Ask yourself questions like, “What are their needs?” and “How likely are they to use a service like mine?” Whatever the specialization, consider interviewing professionals in related fields. Photographers and caterers know a lot about the events in the area. Competition in the industry is fierce, but not possible. (“Event Planning Tips”) Social event planning is the ideal place where from which my career. Social planning is a growing industry. As an event planner, I will need to remember that if I strive for perfection, research my market, promote myself, and develop a good business plan, I will find my spot in the industry. When planning an event, a smart way to remain organized is to create a folder for each client. Include all their ideas and a checklist for the event. For personal means, keep a copy of the “Planning Special Events: Blueprint for Success” (Meskauskas) checklist. It doesn’t have to be in its on separate folder for bedazzled up, just as a side note in a private

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