Event Design

How to Become an Event Designer

  1. Angie

    June 6th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    What a great post! I can’t wait to go “work out”!!! Seriously, this post is very motivating!

  2. Debbie

    June 6th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Thank you Angie! I appreciate you taking time to comment.

  3. Nicole

    June 6th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Debbie, this is a great article!! You have given me such inspiration. Thank you for activiating my creative muscle again!

  4. Debbie

    June 6th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you Nicole! I always appreciate your comments and am so glad this was helpful for you.

  5. Brit Tucker Stewart

    June 6th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks for the shout out, Debbie.

    P.S. Great post. And, great insight on how to dive into design if that’s where your heart lies.

  6. Debbie

    June 6th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks Brit!

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  8. Roxanne

    June 13th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    This is indeed a great article. I’m a new planner myself and I am in the process of doing my first styled shoot {bites nails nervously}. I figured, why not?

  9. Debbie

    June 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you for your comment Roxanne and best of luck with your shoot!

  10. Courtney - Alpha Prosperity Events

    June 24th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for this great post. I have been trying to become more creative and this post provides some great ideas to help me improve. Going to work that creative muscle right now.

  11. Debbie

    June 25th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    That is great Courtney! Thanks for the comment!

  12. Lilieth

    September 23rd, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Every time i read your Blog! i feel I’m on the track thank, so much for your inspiration.

  13. Debbie

    September 24th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    You are welcome Lilieth! Thank you for being part of the community here.

  14. Demetrius Cummings

    October 12th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Awesome and so many things you said are “confirmations”….I am so excited to begin my journey as a Wedding/Events Planner…it is a way to share beauty in the lives of others!

  15. A Layne

    April 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    WOW!!! I’ve bookmarked your page, Debbie. I’ve always wondered if I can ever be just as creative as some of my friends, now that you’ve shared these great insights, I feel encouraged to try and use these muscles once again. Thanks!!

  16. Debbie

    April 19th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    You are very welcome! Thank you for taking time to comment and for being part of our community here!

  17. Lotoya Vongrechin

    June 12th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    This post confirmed I have been doing all the right things. I love design. I have designed my home, helped deisgn others homess and I design my own events. ONe of my favorite things to do is doing a tablescape in my dinning room for holidays. This summer I will be styling my own photoshoot I am super excited. Thanks for sharing all these great tips.

  18. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    June 12th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing Lotoya!!

  19. Sijibomi

    August 28th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Very educative. Thanks.

  20. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    August 28th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for commenting!

  21. huma khan

    January 9th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I would like to share that I am in a event company and I am a very hard working girl but I can’t prove my hardworking personality. How can I prove myself?

  22. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    January 9th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Hi Huma. Thanks for the comment. You may want to take our online class to get a lot of valuable information on getting started and on building your portfolio: https://plannerslounge.com/wedding-planner-course/

  23. biola N Adegoke

    January 10th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I really love this,it inspired me. I love designing.

  24. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    January 13th, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Thanks for commenting!

  25. bianca

    March 13th, 2014 at 3:07 am

    I have a passion for decorating and design and have really been considering pursuing this as a career. This post was very helpful and full of insight and advice. I need a career I would love not just jobs that I don’t like. One question I have – is it better or necessary to go to school for this type of thing or just go to a company and learn on the job?

  26. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 13th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Bianca, thank you for your comment. If you don’t have any experience, it would be helpful to take a local or online course first. There are many people who want to get into this field so some experience would be helpful. You may want to start with our short online course to help you get started: https://plannerslounge.com/wedding-planner-course. In the course, I talk about many ways to get experience even if you have none.

  27. Ms Johnnide

    May 26th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I just want you to know when I read your blogs, I get so excited! You motivate me to stretch and I now know that I am unique and I can do my own thing and not be intimidated because we are all still learning. Thank you!

  28. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    May 27th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    So glad to hear that what we share it helping you! Thank you for taking time to comment.

  29. Thet Mhu Lwin

    May 28th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Oh! I love it so much. Now I am 18 years old and I’m searching for what I’m truly interested in. I think I’ve found my real career. Thank you so much Debbie for this previous post. I’ll do my best from now on 🙂

  30. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    May 29th, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Thank you for commenting and best of luck!

  31. Karan Labra

    July 5th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’m pretty anxious about starting my own wedding planning firm.

    Till now I was just involved as a marketer but I think it would be fun to try this out. How do you think I should go about it? I’m planning to hire a team who already have a good amount of experience with indian weddings.

  32. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    July 7th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Karan, this sounds like something that would be good for us to map out with a coaching session.

  33. Nada

    October 24th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    This article really helped me so much! I’d like to ask for advice about university majors that will help me become an event designer! Thanks.

  34. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    October 27th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Thank you for your comment Nada. Majors that would help include hospitality management, interior design, event management. There are also online event design courses.

  35. Kelly Burnett

    December 17th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I absolutely love and agree with everything said in this article. Debbie, thank you for being so motivating and giving us passion with your passion. 🙂

  36. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    December 19th, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Thanks Kelly!

  37. Dolores Moore

    January 22nd, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I just read your article and it gave me more motivation to do what I want to do. I just decorated my daughter’s wedding in October and everyone loved it. Now I am doing my niece’s wedding in June. Do I need to take a wedding planner course or wedding and party design course?

  38. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    January 23rd, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Dolores, thank you for your comment. Without knowing your experience and goals, I don’t know which kind of course would be best for you. It sounds like a one-on-one coaching session or even just an email session might be helpful for you. You can find more information here: https://plannerslounge.com/event-planner-coaching-and-mentoring/

  39. Michelle McCall

    May 29th, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I love this information it is very helpful. I can’t wait to start using this.

  40. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    May 29th, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Great Michelle! Thanks for taking time to comment.

  41. Mercy R.

    June 23rd, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you for this article! I’ve been considering a career in event planning and this has given me lots to think about! Keep up the great work.

  42. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    June 24th, 2015 at 10:43 am

    That is great Mercy! Thanks for taking time to comment.

  43. Connie

    August 5th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I am thinking of doing the accredited wedding & event designer course with IWED. Are you familiar with this one? I’m still confused about event planner and event designer – what is the difference?

  44. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    August 5th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Connie, I have heard good things about the IWED course but I don’t have personal experience with it. Here are a few articles on event design that might help:
    https://plannerslounge.com/event-design/. Also, this one on Every Last Detail is really good on designing: http://theeverylastdetail.com/thursday-tips-how-to-design-your-wedding/.

  45. Holla bim

    October 1st, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    This is indeed a great article and it got me jotting some points down. I really need this as am just starting a career in Event planning but am so overwhelmed with the whole thing at least this is a bit of a relief and worth trying thank you. Do you have a branch in United Kingdom? I would like to to be mentored through your company.

  46. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    October 2nd, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Hi Holla! I often do coaching for planners in other countries. There are many UK planners who are part of our community here. Skype works great for coaching calls between countries. You can learn more here: https://plannerslounge.com/event-planner-coaching-and-mentoring/

  47. Mica S

    October 11th, 2015 at 12:23 am

    This information is just what I was looking for. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  48. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    October 11th, 2015 at 6:55 am

    So glad it was helpfu Mica!

  49. Dee

    October 22nd, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Thank you for this great article and Blog it is indeed a great resource for tips and motivation.

    UK aspiring event designer and wedding planner

  50. Belma B

    November 13th, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Very true, practice makes progress. Thank you. I will keep designing.

  51. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    November 13th, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for your comment Belma!

  52. Angela

    December 8th, 2015 at 11:25 am

    This was such an inspiring moment for me, along with confirmation. Up until now I have felt out of place not knowing where I was going in my professional career. I have served in Customer service for over 20 years. I wondered what should I do next.
    And lately I’ve been in a decorating season. And I started out just as your advice says. Start out decorating your own tables at home. Take photos. Once I read this I realize this is my calling. I felt such joy decorating my table for thanksgiving. And it was fun! My only experience as far as I know is that I am a well organizer. Other than that no prior experience. I really desire to pursue my calling. Thanks Debbie

  53. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    December 8th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I am so glad this was helpful for you Angela. I appreciate you taking time to comment.

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  55. precious

    March 9th, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Waoooooooo this is good thank goodness I saw this.

  56. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 11th, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Glad it was helpful!

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  58. Katie

    November 15th, 2016 at 4:52 am

    This is indeed a great article and it got me jotting some points down. I really need this as I am just starting a profession in Event planning but am so overwhelmed with the whole thing at least this is somewhat of your relief and worthy of trying.
    Thank you

  59. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    November 15th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks Katie! Best of luck with your business!

  60. Tushna Mehta

    March 2nd, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    A great, concise post with a good starting point. Thank you Debbie.

  61. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 6th, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you Tushna!

  62. Qin

    March 6th, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I really like event design and event styling, but most of the universities and colleges do not offer this course.
    May I know event design is categorized into which courses? Is interior design, graphic design or event management?

  63. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 6th, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Qin, I don’t know that many colleges offer courses specifically for event design. You can check into the Event Leadership Institute and North American Wedding Academy. I think they both offer courses in event design.

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  65. Sara Mathew

    March 15th, 2018 at 6:39 am

    You said it right. Observation is the key to success in this field. I have seen wedding planners in Chennai often do the cliche. They don’t customize or make the events unique. Wedding planners should understand the tastes of their clients and plan a unique event based on that.

  66. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 21st, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Thank you for your comment Sara. Maybe you can break the mold and design very unique events.

  67. Pooja Gupta

    April 5th, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Thank you so much for providing a right directions towards a good event designer….this is really helpful to us for making our skills better.

  68. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    April 10th, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Pooja!

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  70. Devaraj

    January 5th, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Very useful post. Thank you Debbie.

    Wedding Aaha – Chennai

  71. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    January 7th, 2019 at 11:58 am

    You are welcome! Thanks for commenting!

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