Blog Roundup: What Corporate Events Can Learn From Wedding Planners

 

Spot the meeting planner vs. the wedding planner.

Do wedding planners have anything to offer corporate events? Is the experience that a wedding planner brings to weddings valuable, when staring down the barrel of a large, multi-day, multi-track, executive-level conference?

BizBash, Etouches, WilsonWest and Meetings+Events Magazine, some of the top voices in our industry, all say a resounding YES.

I present the following readings to you that remind us all that for high-level events, whether they have a social or corporate focus, there is always a “bride” (a VIP or group of VIPs), and the details always matter.

Raise the Bar on Your Next Event by Thinking Like a Wedding Planner – Meetings+Events Magazine

What Can a Wedding Planner Teach Us About Strategic Event Planning – WilsonWest

10 Lessons Event Pros Can Learn From Weddings – BizBash

Weddings and Corporate Events: Not So Different After All – See more at: http://blog.etouches.com/tips-and-tools/best-practices/weddings-and-corporate-events-not-so-different-after-all/#sthash.Yqql1fGo.dpuf

Weddings and Corporate Events: Not So Different After All – eTouches

 

Weddings and Corporate Events: Not So Different After All – See more at: http://blog.etouches.com/tips-and-tools/best-practices/weddings-and-corporate-events-not-so-different-after-all/#sthash.Yqql1fGo.dpuf
What Can a Wedding Planner Teach Us About Strategic Event Planning? – See more at: http://www.wilsonwest.com/what-can-a-wedding-planner-teach-us-about-strategic-event-planning-2/#sthash.xjG4uAiC.dpuf
What Can a Wedding Planner Teach Us About Strategic Event Planning? – See more at: http://www.wilsonwest.com/what-can-a-wedding-planner-teach-us-about-strategic-event-planning-2/#sthash.xjG4uAiC.dpuf
What Can a Wedding Planner Teach Us About Strategic Event Planning? – See more at: http://www.wilsonwest.com/what-can-a-wedding-planner-teach-us-about-strategic-event-planning-2/#sthash.xjG4uAiC.dpuf

The net-net? Don’t conflate wedding planning skills with frivolous knowledge – the skill set is very similar; the major difference is where the money comes from. A veteran wedding planner is merciless with budgets – a skill prized in corporate circles. Someone who knows how to soothe ruffled feathers during the most over-the-top family dramas is the diplomat you want when tensions run high in a conference committee. And an onsite wedding whiz who can think on their feet and handle a million guest and VIP requests simultaneously with aplomb can be a valuable contributor to a corporate event team.