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 Italy wedding planner Noemi Bellante today!
Name: Noemi Bellante
Business Name & Location: Noemi Bellante Event & Wedding Planner, Milan, Italy
Years Working in the Event Industry: 6
Years Owning Your Event Planning Business: 6
Business Facebook Page: Noemi Bellante
What is your typical day like?
My day starts at 9 am at my computer replying to emails from clients and vendors, updating my website and advertising campaigns, pulling together the design for upcoming weddings or events, and resolving any problems that may come up! Then it’s time for lunch and to rest a bit… just kidding! Clients call me during lunch and I always reply!
In the afternoon, I complete the tasks that I started in the morning. Then I am off to the gym to stay in shape or I go shopping at the market. My evenings usually end at my boyfriend’s home who works with me and there are some days when we need to work even after dinner!
How did you get started in the industry?
I graduated in accounting and after starting jurisprudence, I soon realized that it was not my ideal vocation and I left the university. I always had strong creativity and I wanted something more dynamic and special for my career.
In 2014, I decided to plan small events in my city. The satisfaction of my first clients gave me enough courage to start my career planning weddings and big events. In 2016, I attained the Wedding Planner & Event Manager Certificate from the famous Academy of Rome and soon my first wedding clients arrived!
My first clients found me through advertising my wedding planning business and also through interviews that local and national media gave me because they were attracted by the elegance and uniqueness of my events. I met my first couple during an open house for engaged couples that a photographer hosted in my city. During the open house, I talked to guests about my wedding planning services in addition to the photographer discussing his photo and video services for events.
What inspires you?
The main inspiration is the love that my clients feel for each other. When I see such a big feeling, I do everything I can to make them happy for their wedding day! I’m also inspired by the personalities of my clients. I’m a careful observer and I easily understand what they want. I also get event inspiration from Pinterest and some Instagram accounts I follow.
What are your favorite online resources for your business?
There are many online resources for my business but I definitely love Style Me Pretty, The Knot, WedLuxe, and Martha Stewart. The quality of their content is great and inspires me to create elegant and unique weddings and events for my clients.
Aside from wedding and event planning, how do you spend your time?
I love traveling! I already travel a lot for work but when I can take a break, I choose to travel and visit places far from home! I also like to spend my free time going out with friends to watch a movie, do some shopping, or to go to events not planned by me!
Noemi, 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.