Anna’s Event Planning & Design Experience

Aug 12th

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Anna's Event Design

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Recently I was sent a link to a Pinterest board, full of gorgeous images of an event; that was planned and designed by one of our students, Anna Lengyel.  Anna is studying our Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design and was asked to plan and design a farewell cocktail party by a friend.  You can see Anna’s Pinterest board here.   As many of you might be thinking about your first ‘event experience’ I asked Anna to share with us some thoughts on what this experience was like for her.  I started by asking Anna if  planning and designing her first event was as she imagined it would be and if she still feels passionate about this career path.

Anna:  I guess when you are new to the business and you are in the early stages, you do have ideas and pictures in your head but it can be a lot different in reality. It is not necessarily a bad thing; I guess it is normal in a way. We do learn through our experiences and during real life events, but overall I think my first event was mostly how I imagined it.

Anna's Event Design

Anna’s Event Design

I am aware that within this industry there are so many things to consider and keep in mind – not only things like the importance of being flexible, handling stress well, as well as being willing to sacrifice time and put in a lot of effort – and I believe that it is a long journey until we can confidently say that we are a ‘professional’. Although I am still in the early stages of my studies and experience, I am positive about how I feel about this path. I absolutely love every second I can spend brainstorming, creating, reading or studying. Besides all the things I feel like I could have done better, I enjoyed every minute of it. After all, we can and should always learn through the journey.

As Anna is still working through her course, I also wanted to know if she felt that she had learnt things already that helped her with this first event planning experience.

Anna:  My studies have helped me so much already, but if I had to choose 3 things, I would mention the importance of planning, time management and flexibility. I believe that probably the most important thing is to have a very clear and detailed plan for the execution of the event. Of course, something will always go differently, but as I have experienced, it is crucial to include that extra time in your plan, for the unexpected. Besides all that, we really need to stay focused but still flexible enough to adapt.

Anna's Event Design

Anna’s Event Design

The course taught me a lot of things I could apply to the event, all those things to consider when we are planning an event – things I would have probably never thought of before. As I am moving forward with my studies and experience, I think I am building a different mindset and way of thinking.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us Anna.  Has Anna inspired you to give your first event a try?  Even a dinner party at home can be an opportunity to apply your planning and design skills, so don’t wait for those opportunities to come your way, go and find them.  If you think you could also benefit from learning planning and design with us, visit us here to find out more about what we do.

Aug 12th

Share and
inspire others

 

Anna's Event Design

Anna’s Event Design

Recently I was sent a link to a Pinterest board, full of gorgeous images of an event; that was planned and designed by one of our students, Anna Lengyel.  Anna is studying our Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design and was asked to plan and design a farewell cocktail party by a friend.  You can see Anna’s Pinterest board here.   As many of you might be thinking about your first ‘event experience’ I asked Anna to share with us some thoughts on what this experience was like for her.  I started by asking Anna if  planning and designing her first event was as she imagined it would be and if she still feels passionate about this career path.

Anna:  I guess when you are new to the business and you are in the early stages, you do have ideas and pictures in your head but it can be a lot different in reality. It is not necessarily a bad thing; I guess it is normal in a way. We do learn through our experiences and during real life events, but overall I think my first event was mostly how I imagined it.

Anna's Event Design

Anna’s Event Design

I am aware that within this industry there are so many things to consider and keep in mind – not only things like the importance of being flexible, handling stress well, as well as being willing to sacrifice time and put in a lot of effort – and I believe that it is a long journey until we can confidently say that we are a ‘professional’. Although I am still in the early stages of my studies and experience, I am positive about how I feel about this path. I absolutely love every second I can spend brainstorming, creating, reading or studying. Besides all the things I feel like I could have done better, I enjoyed every minute of it. After all, we can and should always learn through the journey.

As Anna is still working through her course, I also wanted to know if she felt that she had learnt things already that helped her with this first event planning experience.

Anna:  My studies have helped me so much already, but if I had to choose 3 things, I would mention the importance of planning, time management and flexibility. I believe that probably the most important thing is to have a very clear and detailed plan for the execution of the event. Of course, something will always go differently, but as I have experienced, it is crucial to include that extra time in your plan, for the unexpected. Besides all that, we really need to stay focused but still flexible enough to adapt.

Anna's Event Design

Anna’s Event Design

The course taught me a lot of things I could apply to the event, all those things to consider when we are planning an event – things I would have probably never thought of before. As I am moving forward with my studies and experience, I think I am building a different mindset and way of thinking.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us Anna.  Has Anna inspired you to give your first event a try?  Even a dinner party at home can be an opportunity to apply your planning and design skills, so don’t wait for those opportunities to come your way, go and find them.  If you think you could also benefit from learning planning and design with us, visit us here to find out more about what we do.