Event Planning Business

Two of the things you would need in order to start your own event planner business includes: building yourself an army of dependable contacts and acquainting yourself with the different types of events.

An event planner sounds like a very glamorous sounding job – and it is in some ways.

You get to meet lots of interesting people, you get to go to great places (some of them exotic), and you always get to party, party, party. In fact, the popular term now is party planner – and it seems that everyone wants to be one. However, it should be noted that an event planning business needs a lot of preparatory work and a lot of contacts to deal with. You also need to keep a level head during times of duress and you should be able to maintain your cool when dealing with a difficult client. Most importantly, you need to show your clients why your services are far better than the host of event planners out there.

Aside from stoking the embers of your creative prowess, you need to really build for yourself an army of dependable contacts if you really want to start your own event planning business. Your party planning ideas will only run a short course if you do not have people to back you up.

You need a number of reliable companies for party supplies, for one thing (tables, chairs, balloon makers, party décors, etc.) You would also need an army of bakers, caterers, booking agents, florists, limo drivers and providers, suits and dress makers – the whole lot of possible providers of a great party, and there are a lot. You also need to establish a good working relationship with these people you are to work with, so that you can get discounts on bulk deals. At the same time, you know just how dependable these companies can be. In case that there is the inevitable failing, you need to know which of these companies or individuals can come through for you in a pinch.

Believe me, you just might find yourself in a life and death situation if you have to explain to a worried bride on her wedding day why the white freesias she ordered is replaced by yellow daisies, why her limo driver got lost on the way to church and why her wedding cake has not arrived yet.

Types of Events

Speaking of brides, you may want acquaint yourself with all sorts of possible events that you might want to prepare for. After all, an event planner should be ready to face any challenge with creative determination. Sure enough, different events need different planning, though there will always be the essentials to contend with like food, wine, locations and contingency measures (Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, etc. in case things do not work out as planned.).

Some of the things you should prepare for include: birthday planning, conference planning, corporate event planning, meeting planning, unusual events planning (romantic dinner set up for kids for their parents,) special events planning (club anniversary, launching of company products), wedding planning, and plain simple party planning for whatever purpose.

13 Comments

  • vikas mishra said on September 18, 2009
    Hi I want to start an event management company But no Knowledge about how to go about Please provide the required information. email: vikasmshr795@gmail.com
  • Deepak Jha said on June 5, 2010
    How can I start an Event Management Firm?
  • MMB said on July 30, 2010
    Hi i also would like to start up an event management company and would like additional information for state of Georgia. email: mmbrown003@gmail.com
  • Lucy said on August 11, 2010
    Hi would you please help me out on how to start an event planning business. I'm currently an university student in the Kingdom of Tonga and we're having this assignment on establishing a business that offers very unique service. I then chose to establish an event planning business. However I need help on what are all the stuff that I need to have in order to start this sort of business with. And a little help in budgeting the estimation expenditures for this type of business. oh and this is me e-mail"Sweet_luseane@yahoo.com"
  • padonuyinka said on March 2, 2011
    Should anyone need further info about event planning u can mail me. i have a sis who is doing well here.padonuyinka@gmail.com
  • soniya said on June 9, 2011
    hi i'm soniya want to start event planning business in goa i have no idea about the field.
  • satish j. makwana said on March 11, 2012
    hi. i want to start my own event planning company. kindly help me. Satishmakwana4143@gmail.com
  • rani padiachey said on March 22, 2012
    hi i am interested in starting a kiddies party business and i need to know where i could go for training as to how to decorated for different themes. i am in johannesburg ,sa
  • James expert adviser said on March 23, 2012

    @rani padiachey, best option for you to do a short term course or take a part-time job from existing businesses.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • rani padiachey said on March 23, 2012
    GOOD DAY JESTIN JAMES. THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE. I NEED TO KNOW WHERE I GO FOR A COURSE. THANK YOU
  • James expert adviser said on March 24, 2012

    @rani padiachey, you will have to do some research on finding a good school & course. I can only use google to find some schools for you, it can be done by you as well. You should also go and visit some of the schools that you find from the web and see how effective that will be if you join the course.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • N.R.TEWARI. said on September 14, 2012
    I ALSO LIKE TO START UP AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LIKE ROAD SHOWS, EVENTS ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE HELP ME IN STARTING UP THIS INDUSTRY. PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL TO ME. THANKS.
  • Shane ali said on June 20, 2013
    I am interested in your company distributor in jaunpur (u.p) kindly help me

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