So you’ve decided you want to be a party planner but don’t know how to get started? This guide is here to help! Whether you have some experience or are a complete amateur, this is a great way to get started in the word of party planning.

Learn the difference between party planner and event planner

It’s important to understand the differences between a party planner and other kinds of event planners. Take the time to think about your skills and the types of groups you enjoy working with. Clients expect very different things from party planners than they do a meeting planner.

Gain planning experience

Few people will hire you without event planning experience so it is essential to get some. But where? Volunteer your services for a non-profit or help out at a venue that hosts parties often like a museum. If you’re still working outside of the industry, offer to plan your company’s next party or be the party planner for a friend. You can also volunteer your time to assist someone who is already working as a party planner.

Select a niche and begin networking in that industry

Party planning is a huge and often undervalued field. Anyone can plan a party, right? That’s why a niche is so important. A niche can help you set yourself apart from other party planners and helps you command top-dollar in your salary.

Build your personal brand

Because of the importance of networking and referral marketing to a party planner’s career, it is essential to build a personal brand that people know, like, and trust. As a party planner, you are your product so make sure it’s something people want to buy.

How do you plan on getting started in the world of party planning? Are you a party planner already who has some tips to share for newcomers? Leave your comments below!

Happy planning!