Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Childbirth & Event Planning

I've often said that event planning is much like childbirth. When you're in the throes of the most painful labor you would sell your Grandma without blinking an eye just to have the experience behind you. The adjectives you find to describe your woes would make a sailor blush. But then your little miracle arrives and all is forgotten. The severe pain has dissipated. The labor is over and the swearing has been replaced with baby talk and 'ooohs and ahhhhs'. You admire your little creation and are proud beyond measure.

I get flooded with requests from people who are interested in becoming Wedding or Event Planners. Depending on where I'm at in that particular event birthing cycle, my reaction ranges from 'What are they thinking?' to 'Oh! Someone to share in the joy!'. The one thing that is certain is that it is an amazing field to be a part of. I love the feeling of starting with a blank page - a client's vision - and seeing weeks or months or years of planning come together in a few remarkable hours. It is a crazy, stressful, life-changing and rewarding world for wedding and event planners.

Like having a child, I'm glad I am surrounded by the best professionals when the big moment finally arrives. Also like having a child, the pain is a long faded memory shortly after each event, and I'm always eager to jump back in to do it again. This is the first opportunity I have had to post a blog and look forward to finding more time to share the amazing experiences that life as an Event Planner brings. It's an exciting ride.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Jody - welcome to the blogosphere!