It’s all too often that we only hear about the downsides of becoming an event planner. Stress, PR disasters and unpredictable weather can be a concoction for a failed event, however, that doesn’t mean you should be put off a career in event planning.
There are some fantastic upsides when you choose to dedicate your time to planning events – no matter what area of event planning you go into. Here are the reasons why you should consider it!
No specific route
There’s no one way to get into events management. Sure, you can go to university and get a degree in it, but if you’re hard working and passionate about creating events that doesn’t have to be your route in if you don’t want it to be.
Many come across to event planning after having experience in another vocation that didn’t work out for them. If you’re thinking of changing career path, it’s perfectly possible to plan events without getting a degree. Qualifications may be important for some clients, but many event companies allow you to gain these as you work.
Don’t feel put off the profession if you don’t have a qualification in it. There are often ways around it that can work out better for you.
Meeting great people
Events planning involves meeting a lot of people. Whether it’s food vendors, venues or bands, your list of contacts will begin to grow as soon as you step through the door.
The new people you meet won’t just be thanks to a networking event – you’ll make genuine friends through a shared passion for event creation. For some, this is reason enough to jump in and start planning your first event.
Every day is different
When you’re planning an event, you’re going to be running around madly trying to quell any upcoming issues as soon as they appear. That means you won’t be sat in an office doing the same thing each day – you’ll be creating something different.
Sure, you may have to sit down and create some press releases in the run up to the event, but you’re also going to be doing a lot of running around and attending meetings to make sure everything goes to plan.
Enjoy the variety you’ll experience each day and be thankful that your job includes such a great range of responsibilities.
Creativity is a requirement
Having a job where you have to get creative isn’t incredibly common unless you’ve specifically pursued work in a creative sector. With the number of office jobs, it’s easy to slip into a 9-5 where only talking on the phone is required.
However, as an event planner, creativity is an essential part of your routine. You will need to come up with fresh ideas to keep clients interested, and to help your events improve year on year. In events, you’ll get to stretch your creative muscles and work on something you never thought you would – pretty impressive!
Creating something special
On the day of the event, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to really enjoy it as much as your guests. Instead, you’ll be busy checking everything is running on time and going to plan.
There may only be a brief moment when you’re able to actually enjoy your event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be proud of it. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that you have brought people together and created a small community of like-minded people by simply putting on your event and doing what you enjoy.
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