Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to feature Connecticut wedding planner Kim DeBose today!
Name: Kim DeBose
Business Name & Location: Curated by Kim; New Haven, Connecticut
Years Working in the Event Industry: 3
Years Owning Your Event Planning Business: 1
Business Facebook Page: Curated by Kim
What is your typical day like?
I usually start my day at 5:30 am with a devotional reading and some coffee! I get my little bundles of joy up and out of the house by 7 am for school.
My workday starts at 8:00 am and I map my day so I know which tasks to tackle and prioritize the order.
I usually review my social media posts that are scheduled for the day and respond to comments and messages. I give myself 30 minutes, as Instagram is one of my favorite socials to interact on.
Between 9am-noon, I focus on creating proposals, wedding day timelines, and mood boards for my current clients. I feel the most creative during that time because I am refreshed.
In the afternoon, I focus on touching base with all of my couples through scheduled calls, emails, and updating items within my client relationship management program.
How did you get started in the industry?
In 2014, I took an Event Management Certification class at George Washington University. The foundation focused on building relationships, business structures, and high-level processes and procedures. I also spent a season working as a wedding assistant for a very chic and reputable event planning company in Middletown, CT.
What inspires you?
I read the semi-annual and quarterly B Collective magazine and the Munaluchi Bride.
I also listen to several podcasts – Rock your Wedding Biz, Planning for Profit, and The Power in Purpose.
What are your favorite online resources for your business?
I absolutely couldn’t get by without my Google calendar, first and foremost. Between my familial obligations, client meetings, connecting with vendors and venues, I’d be lost without it.
Planoly has been a great tool for planning and auto posting items to Instagram. I like to schedule my posts for the month and let it rip!
Using Honeybook has changed my business and streamlined my process immensely. It’s the best investment that I’ve made thus far.
Aside from wedding and event planning, how do you spend your time?
My husband, 3 kids, my extended family, and host of friends keep my schedule pretty busy when it’s not wedding season. My husband and I are HGTV junkies and we tackle a household project every once and a while as well.
Kim, thank you so much for taking the time to share your story and a day in your life. If you are an event planner and would like to be featured, download our questionnaire today and email it to us along with a photo. If you aren’t sure about being featured, take a few minutes to read how it can help your business.
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