In this past week, I was finally able to see first hand what it takes to be an event planner. This has been my dream job for some time now. Knowing I will probably not go into event planning right away after college, I am trying my best to get the most experience I can while I am still here. And being a part of the Gutenberg 2014 planning team was some of the best experience I have received thus far.
Being so close to the event and watching it come together step by step was such a rewarding experience. From countless brainstorming sessions, to at the end of the night, making sure the Hunter Welcome Center looked exactly like it did before we got there, I saw the long hard hours it takes with each member of the team doing their part to make the event a success. Our event director did a wonderful job organizing and delegating like a true leader would to make sure each person did their part. I think that had to be the biggest lesson I learned through this. Working as a team and making sure everyone is included and everyones opinions are accounted for, is what makes the event spectacular. Sometimes in wanting to be an event planner, a lot of people think that its just about you coming up with a theme and thats all you do, but thats not the case. You have to work with a team to meet your goals, and you yourself have to do work too. Standing back and watching is not an option when it comes to event planning. Each minute counts and every small detail is important. I was so happy that I was able to help and work on this event it. It turned out beautifully and I believe that everyone there really enjoyed the night. And when it comes to planning events, the best feeling is to see your clients and guests having a great time with a smile on their face.