How to Start a Home Based Event Planning Business

The long term success of a good home event planning business is based on a few simple tips and tricks and here’s how you start!

If you’ve had an event at your home then you know how difficult managing the tiny parts of an event can be.

There are several parts of an event management and for a successful event you have to make sure that everything runs smoothly. But if you are planning a home based event management, then you should know a few of these tips well in advance.

  • A few required skills are: make sure you are skilled in planning and execution of ideas. Most clients get really frazzled when their ideas do not go right; you should be able to soothe customers down and then set something up which is acceptable to them with the minimum of stress.
  • Timings will be hectic: most events can take place at different timings and you will have to work doubly hard to get the events up and running in the time schedule as specified by the clients. For the first few months after setting up your home based event planning business you will have to odd hours and nearly the whole day long.
  • Get a portfolio of your ideas and previous projects made to give your clients and idea of what you can provide them. Prepare a brochure for distribution to your prospective clients. Have something really different which your clients have never had before like specialty theme parties, deli parties etc. Distribute your brochures at local meeting places like the bakeries, bridal shops etc. Meet up with caterers and decorators to find out what they are offering and tie up with them to get a discount for your customers. Believe me nothing attracts customers more than quality service at a discount.
  • Get publicity for your service by managing any local charity events for free. You can also prepare giveaways as sample for your customers and keep them about your home as samples for clients.
  • You can also learn about being an event planner by getting a certificate course of a Certified Special Events Planner, or CSEP, you will have the benefits of getting special training , resources ready for use and tips of how to network with dealers as well as a ready pool of posts for you to gain experience from. Another degree which is a definite help is the Certified Meeting Planner, or CMP which is just as useful.
  • keeping gin touch with trends is very important and you will have to keep estimates ready for prospective clients.


  • Nazakat Ali Khan said on April 17, 2010
    Dear Sir, I want to start Candels home business. It is requested that please send information about this. That who can i start a Candles home basis business.
  • Lucy said on August 11, 2010
    Hi, I want to start an event planning business in the Kingdom of Tonga. But could you please help me out with the facilities needed to have in order to start this type of business with. What is it that I need to have before I start up this kind of business.
  • Roshina Al-Faisal said on June 28, 2011
    Dear Sir/Madam, would like to start home based business specializing in real designers purses and handbags. Please help me to contact, necessary wholesales. Thank you, R. Al-Faisal
  • Dheenmoorthy said on April 10, 2012
    i want to start a business at my home town gobichettipalayam, Tamilnadu pls help me and contact my no is 9790385356
  • gopakumar said on June 21, 2012
    Dear sir, I already start home based candle making. please help me to getting the wax in whole rate and market for sale. phone--9496230913
  • Jayaraman s said on July 10, 2012
    Respected Sir/Madam, I would like to start a home based candle making business at my home town please guide and contact candle manufacture. cell- 9047675669. vellore district, Tamil Nadu
  • RAVI said on October 2, 2012
    I am from andhra pradesh. I would like to start candle manufacturing work. is this best or not please advise me
  • JAYALAKSHMI said on November 27, 2012
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  • NOMVULA P said on March 17, 2013
    I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO START CANDLE making business advice me please how to start where to purchase necessary equipments wax, molds, coulors etc. I'm in South A
  • manivannan.s said on May 17, 2014
    sir i am handicap i like home worked candle business. please contact my number 9597496655
  • lakshmi said on October 27, 2014
    Dear Sir, I want to start a business at my Home, please Guide me how to publicity and work. My contact number 8688579109 ,from kurnool District.
  • sunil babu said on November 3, 2014
    How to Start a Home Based candle Event Planning Business. please give me export candle pictures and video
  • shahab said on January 11, 2015
    I want to start candle business how much investment for export quality candles where to sell and where to buy raw materials and what kind of machinery I want to purchase pls guide me
  • Swasthi Prahalad said on March 4, 2015
    Hi ! I would like to start a Event Planning Business . Please can you advise me . My business will be unique because my business plans on offering floristry , candle making and many other unique offers . I am a current learner at high school and have a single parent therefore this business will become a source of income for me . Thanking you for this opportunity . I hope to be receiving feedback from you .
  • Alekha said on May 25, 2015
    Home Candle business in guntur plz help me


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