Starting An Event Planning Service

The event planning industry has grown substantially in the last couple of years. According to a research conducted into the area, over five hundred billion US Dollars are being spent every year just on special events. The increasing trend where companies outsource their event planning and meeting management to third party companies make it a really exciting endeavor to jump in to. When talking about events, there are many special occasions like celebratory events like weddings and anniversaries, conferences
The usual question at this stage is; what is event planning? Event planning is the handling of all duties related to the event such conducting a study, finding a location, choosing food and drinks, accommodation and such related tasks. The job of the event manager is to also ensure that there is entertainment that is appropriate for the event. For example if there is a birthday party, the event planner might have to birthday photo booth hire and organize the placing of balloons and other fun events so it is recommended that you do prior research in to the event.

Photo booths are an extremely popular and trending choice right now so even photo booths for weddings make an excellent choice.

There are management and event planning courses you can undertake. Many of the companies and firms that look for event planning services look for certified and qualified event managers so having a degree or a diploma will certainly help you work with high end firms.

There are two main markets for anyone looking to get in to the event planning industry. The first one the corporate world and the second one is the social world. The word corporate does not necessarily mean firms but it also includes charity organizations and related companies. These charities host large gala events for the purpose of fundraisers and to increase the members present in the organization. Hundreds and hundreds of these events happen on a yearly basis. Most of the high end companies will require high end event planners and managers but the little events would be quite interested to recruit you if you can prove to them that you are more than capable of planning the event to perfection. Firms on the other hand throw company picnics, Christmas parties and conventions on a regular basis. On the social side of event planning, people want to have their special moments like weddings and reunions. This industry also requires a lot of experience so it is recommended that you start small and work your way up gradually. Research and ask around about the startup cost for the business. It varies according to the place you live and the qualifications you have.