Professional Excellence as a Wedding Planner

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I shared this quote last July and I wanted to share it again because I really feel that every wedding and event planner should print this out and tape it to the wall above their desk:

Just because an event went well does not mean it was well-managed. We have been living on luck for too long. Those who do not consciously and constantly raise their level of knowledge and skills will eventually find themselves in the boardroom or courtroom trying to justify due diligence incompetence.
- Julia Rutherford Silvers, CSEP

A wedding or event is not solely about the look. In fact, that is not even the most important part.  If the gears behind the scenes aren't running smoothly and the nuts and bolts aren't in place, then all you have is a pretty wedding in photos and chaos ensuing under the surface.

There are very few quality books available for event planners, but I would definitely recommend Julia's book, Professional Event Coordination from the Wiley Event Management Series.  It is pricier than most of the other books available to wedding planners, but you get what you pay for and the content is worth it.

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