How does one become an Event Designer?
For (7) years I have been working towards breaking through the Wedding & Event Industry.
I went to College for Event Planning, moved to San Francisco and became a Catering Manager detailing events of all kinds for a hotel along the famed Embarcadero, and then I moved to Boston becoming the Wedding Specialist at a top historic hotel. Step by step I have edged closer to the goal.
Everyone is looking for experience. The million dollar question is HOW. Designers receive many emails inquiring about jobs so how do you set yourself apart?
I am getting to know more people in the industry which will definitely be of benefit. I try to attend industry events and “network.” I HATE networking for the purpose of trying to get something out of someone. I am so not that person. I would rather it happen naturally.
For some time, I thought I wanted to be a Wedding Planner. After really sitting down and thinking about what I like about Weddings, I realized that it wasn’t the managing aspect that I was in love with but the overall look and design of the wedding. I love the perfectly chosen flowers, I love the charm, the unique features of weddings, individual personality in the small details…this is what inspires me.
I’m in love creating “inspiration boards” as many people are.
*all images via Style Me Pretty
My question to you is…was there ever something that you dreamed of doing but didn’t know how to get from A to B?