What Does an Event Planner ‘Really” Do?

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By: Pharice Brown

If you read our post ‘What is Event Planning?’ you now have an idea of what an event is and a short list of the types of functions that are considered events.  It is important to say that, being an event planner is no easy job and can require evenings, late nights, weekends, and holidays.  Because you will be contacting other businesses there are going to be a lot of work to be done during what are considered core business hours.  The amount of time, and when, you have to commit will be based on your specialty and type of event. 

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DIY More than Weddings

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Article By: Mandee

Yes, DIY Wedding and Event Decor is full of ideas for weddings but, remember, most of these ideas can also transfer to other events likes rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, birthdays, showers, anniversary parties, fundraising gala, proms, school dances and the like.

Centerpieces, themes, table layouts, buffets, decor ideas can apply to all kinds of events. Just because an idea is written with a wedding reception in mind, doesn’t mean you can’t adapt it for your own event.

Becoming inspired for your event, whatever it is, the one of the main goals here. You may not be able to use all the ideas included for your particular theme or scheme, but you might also be inspired by one of the ideas so you can build it and make it your own.

Look through the category drop down box on the sidebar for the element or theme you are planning to use. Click through to the articles that deal with this/these and prepare to get lots of ideas. You’ll sift through them later and decide if they are something you can use, adapt or chuck.

The point is, in the beginning you need a lot of information to stimulate and get your planning muscles working. The internet has made a world of difference in research. There are billions of pages out there and lots will deal with your main goal.  Find them and use them! Your event will be better off for having done this.

 

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

 

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Marketing Your Event

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Marketing and promoting your event is vital to the success of your meeting or event and should be taken seriously.  Your marketing should show the potential attendees why they need to attend and WIIM (What’s In It For Me), what they will get from your meeting or event.

Your marketing and promotions should be in line with your goals and objectives.  If done right promoting will be easy.  Here you need to demonstrate to the vendors, sponsors, donors, decision makers, and attendees that you have an event/meeting people want to attend.

Get attention with your marketing, pull from your goals/objectives and spark the interest of your target audience and guide them to how they can attend – make it easy.  Define your marketing message.

* What are your goals/objectives?

* What is the financial goal?

* Who should attend?  Why?

* What will the attendees get out of attending?

There’s nothing like attending a boring meeting and finding out it is boring when you get there; so you should pay careful attention making sure the attendees know what they are going to get out of this meeting.  Even if it’s a mandatory meeting you should still focus on goals and objectives, get them to buy-in and build excitement.  This can only lead to a more successful meeting or event.

… Marvelous Marketing

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

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Inexpensive and Elegant

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Enjoy Your Big Day…

You know what can help you enjoy your big day, something inexpensive (some people call it cheap but I have always liked the word frugal)… Here are two ideas that are inexpensive and elegant at the same time.

 First, buy white lights after Christmas.  They are always on sale around the end of the holidays, so you can buy several sets and make a big impact at any occasion.  They make a soft lighting environment and big impact with little effort; you can package them up and use them over and over again for all of your special occasions.  

Second, go to a discount store for help there you can find unique inexpensive ideas for centerpieces.  I have seen the most beautiful events done with economical votive candle holders, candles, and mirrors.  Guests can take the centerpiece home in addition to the take home gifts.  Because these items are reasonably priced they are a great way continue to impress your guests with a durable showpiece they can reuse for times to come.

These ideas can help you enjoy your day and help inspire others for theirs.

Deidra D. Thompson, Professional-In-Training (P.I.T.)
Word of Mouth Events & Planning 
Bladensburg, MD 20710

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Centerpieces – Use More Than Once

Enjoy Your Big Day…

You know what can help you enjoy your big day, something inexpensive (some people call it cheap but I have always liked the word frugal)… Here are two ideas that are inexpensive and elegant at the same time.

 First, buy white lights after Christmas.  They are always on sale around the end of the holidays, so you can buy several sets and make a big impact at any occasion.  They make a soft lighting environment and big impact with little effort; you can package them up and use them over and over again for all of your special occasions.  

Second, go to a discount store for help there you can find unique inexpensive ideas for centerpieces.  I have seen the most beautiful events done with economical votive candle holders, candles, and mirrors.  Guests can take the centerpiece home in addition to the take home gifts.  Because these items are reasonably priced they are a great way continue to impress your guests with a durable showpiece they can reuse for times to come.

These ideas can help you enjoy your day and help inspire others for theirs.

Deidra D. Thompson, Professional-In-Training (P.I.T.)
Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102

Join Word of Mouth Events & Planning on Facebook for all your event and meeting planning needs and post your events here too.

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