Easier said than done for sure… Event planning is a very unique animal in that you spend months and months organizing, and then you only have one opportunity for everything to go well. It takes a very specific kind of person to be able to balance the stress of all the details, executing all of your plans, while maintaining a calm exterior. I’ve been told many times that I always seem so calm at events, but I know that inside I’m feeling like I’m being pulled in a million directions at once.
I don’t think I can explain how this happens, but my best guess is preparation is the key. I try very hard to get all the details organized in advance, use my foolproof event planning documents to make sure I don’t forget anything, and finally, on the day of the event, I’m done with everything.
It’s funny, usually when it comes to event day, I don’t have much to do, and I’m just waiting for the event to start. Even though that may sound silly, it really is the best way to go. I’d rather have nothing to do than be running around tying up loose ends (and sometimes I even have time to get my hair done!)
Lisa Wein, Consultant
I have loved event planning for as long as I can remember. Whether it's a fundraising gala, wedding, or a corporate meeting, I get a thrill when the event is perfectly planned and the client is happy.
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