The Operation Behind Successful Events
In the past decade, it has been proven that the industry of special events has grown enormously. This fact is from a research which is recently conducted. Why is it a necessity for people to hire a party planner to make their event successful? This question has a simple answer: Individuals often find they lack the expertise and time to plan events themselves. Independent planners can step in and give these special events the attention they deserve.
Who Becomes An Event Planner? Oftentimes, party planners start from the bottom, they start from an aspect of a specific event. Business owners had a successful catering company before he decided to plan entire events. There are lots of planners who have the same situations. This is why aside from the planning that the planners do, they also provide other services to the client.
Event planners may also have started out planning events for other companies before deciding to go into business for themselves. It is also best if a planner has already finished his degree on event planning or management from a local University. A list of colleges and universities offering educational opportunities in this field is available from Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Working as a Certified Special Events Professional or commonly known as CSEP, the same with being a Certified Meeting Planner or known as CMP is also considerable. These designations are given out by ISES and MPI, respectively. Many corporations, and some members of the general public, look for these designations when hiring planners. After the long run in studying to become a CSEP or CMP, these people are already considered as professionals.
The corporate and social are the two markets for event planning services. The term “corporate” includes not only companies but also charities and nonprofit organizations. Charities and nonprofit organizations host gala fundraisers, receptions and athletic competitions, among other events, to expand their public support base and raise funds. Large events requires expertise and specialized planning experience, however, you have to start with small local events.
Social events include weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties, children’s parties, reunions and so on. You can concentrate on one event in order to have a full knowledge of it, however, you can also handle other events.
As a general rule, social events involve more weekends and holidays than corporate events do. However, events have “on” and “off” season depending on the type of event and depending on the country. However, no matter what your specialization (with the exception of parties for young children), you can count on working at least some evenings as you coordinate and supervise events. However, planning those events usually happen during business hours.