If you’ve ever been in the position to hire an event planner, you may notice that a lot of event planners are freelancers who run their own event planning businesses. There are a few reasons for that!


The most common reason for event planners to go freelance is the flexibility that it can bring. Ultimately the job is project based so as long as the event gets planned and you provide a good service to the client, within reason you can work whatever hours you want, wherever you want and plan your own schedule.


Working for yourself and taking the step to be more independent can be both daunting and exciting. Proving to yourself that you can take on such a large responsibility for carving out your own livelihood, as well as your own progression, can boost confidence and help you to be a better event planner too

Choosing Clients

Working for yourself means you don’t have to work with or for anyone that you don’t want to, and that you can focus on your most profitable clients and work within your chosen niche. Of course money is likely to be the key deciding factor in terms of how choosy you are and you may have to make some allowances but fundamentally you can veto a client or refer them elsewhere if you don’t want to deal with them.

Create Your Own Ideals

Going freelance means that you can offer the services you want, in the way you want and be proud of what you put your name to without feeling like you have to compromise your vision and ideals. If you have certain causes, morals or religious beliefs that you want to adhere to you can because, quite simply, it’s your brand and business.

Are you a freelance event planner? What else do you love about freelancing? Let us know with a comment below!

Happy planning!