Debunking The Most Common Event Planning Myths
The event planning profession is often not taken seriously. All thanks to the high-profile celebrity parties and events that have created an extraordinary image of the profession!
This glamorous image has caused a number of misconceptions to†stick to event planning as well as event planners. Hereís a list of the most common myths surrounding the profession that seriously need to be debunked:
Myth#1: Event planners work part-time:
Well, this one is not really a myth but a fact thatís partially true. Event planners have to work according to the convenience of their clients. So, they often have to†work during the weekends or evenings, when their clients are free for discussions after their own workdays. Though their job is not a regular 9 to 5 one that doesnít mean the event planners have plenty of time to enjoy. In fact, they have a lot to do with the actual event planning and all the work that goes into building and running a business.
Myth#2: Anyone can become an event planner:
A profession is better left off as a profession. Just because a friend of yours has planned quite a few events for you and his relatives doesnít mean he is an event planner. Event planning not only requires qualities like innate creativity, vision, and management, it also requires a certification like any other profession. A degree in event management and an extensive work experience is what an individual needs to be an exceptional professional event planner.
Myth#3: Hiring an event planner is a costly affair:
Well, itís a no-brainer that you will need to set aside around 10-20% of your budget for an event planner if you wish to hire one. But hiring an event planner is too costly is a sheer myth! In fact, when you have a professional event planner to sort things out for you, you may actually save your money in the long run. Thatís because the event planners develop connections with all sorts of vendors over years and their experience in the field makes them efficient enough in negotiating and bargaining.
Myth#4: New technology ruins the scopes of event planning
Technology has never been able to replace the creativity of a human being and thatís exactly what event planning is all about. The cutting-edge†technology can only make the event planning process easier and faster. It can never provide the creativity that an event planner can. †He/she is able to provide a personalized service to create a unique event but a technology can only work as it has been designed to.
Myth#5: Event planners enjoy the events thoroughly:
Yes, the event planners are a part of the final event but thereís a purpose. They have to work before, during and after the event to make sure that the event goes just the way it was planned. Itís their job to take care of last minute details. More than the enjoyment that one expects at an event, itís professionalism that the event planners have to take care of!
So, the next time you come across anyone who believes in any of these myths, you can probably clear their doubts, right?
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by: Surabhi Joshi