What is an event planner?

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To be an event planner being an uber-organized creative firecracker is a massive step in the right direction. Planners mount fashion shows, product launches, fund-raising galas and weddings. You book the venue, hire models, manage decor, work with fashion designers, create invitations and guest lists, design the runway, create seating arrangement, work with on-site suppliers, order flowers, select the menu, choose the wine, and, of course, you’re on hand during the event, making sure everything runs smoothly – and when it doesn’t, making sure no one knows! You may also be involved in advertising and promotion, and dealing with celebrities and well-heeled patrons adds another layer of excitement. Basically, it’s up to you to take care of every single detail, from concept to the event’s grand finale.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • On-Site Event Manager
  • Wedding Planner
  • Destination Management Employee
  • Conference Services Manager
  • Corporate Event Planner
  • Entrepreneur with Event Planning Company

CAREER TRACKING
Event Planners often begin their careers as assistants in marketing or HR departments of large companies. The next step might be a project management position with an Event Planning company. Starting your own business would be the ultimate goal.

SUCCESSFUL FASHION EVENT PLANNERS ARE:

  • Organized
  • Multi-taskers
  • Detail oriented
  • Fashion Savvy
  • Good communicators
  • Budget and business minded
  • Good with People
  • Creative
  • Tireless
  • Resourceful
Published on November 8, 2012
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