In the past decade, it has been proven that the industry of special events has grown enormously. A research which is recently conducted has given this fact. People really need to hire a party planner for their events. People tend to hire a party planner because they lack confident I their selves when it comes to planning an event, for they think that they don’t have enough knowledge like party planners do. Thus, party planner can help these people to make their event successful.
Who Becomes An Event Planner? Party planners often start with 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 explains why planners often not only coordinate entire events but may, in addition, provide one or more services for those events.
However, there are party planners who joins other business related to party planning before they could make their own. It is also best if a planner has already finished his degree on event planning or management from a local University. The Meeting Professionals International offers educational opportunities regarding this field.
There are also other things that are considerable, for instance, working to become a Certified Special Events Professional or CSEP, or maybe, working as a Certified Meeting Planner or CMP. These designations are given out by ISES and MPI, respectively. Most corporations would consider the designations given by the ISES and MPI before they would hire the planner. After the long run in studying to become a CSEP or CMP, these people are already considered as professionals.
Broadly speaking, there are two markets for event planning services: corporate and social. Corporate market are those responsible for charities and non-profit organizations. Charities and non-profit organizations are the ones who are hosting fundraising events, receptions and athletic competitions in order to expand their horizon to the public and to get support. Thousands of these events occur each year, and although the large ones require specialized event planning experience, you may find smaller local events to start out with.
However, events like wedding, birthdays, debut, bar and bat mitzvahs, reunion and children parties are included in social events. You may decide to handle all these events or just specialize in one or more of them.
The difference social and corporate event is that the social events are more involved in weekends and holidays. 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.