By: Rosita Carobelli-Zukowski of All in Place Communications and Event Planning
Will you be watching the Royal Event of the Year?!!? I’m anticipating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. As an event planner, I will be paying close attention to the details that will make this fairy-tale wedding come true. I must admit that I’m both envious and nervous for the event planner(s) organizing this significant event on April 29th.
With every event, whether it’s corporate or social, all the details must be checked, double-checked and triple-checked to ensure a successful outcome. Plan A and B (even Plan C) must also be well-thought out in the case of last-minute changes beyond one’s control. Weather, sickness, and delays all must be taken into consideration.
The pressure of executing an everyday wedding, fundraiser or gala is already high, so you can imagine the responsibility of planning the Royal Wedding of England’s future King and Queen! All the world’s eyes will be watching!
However, the same theory of event planning is needed in planning this upcoming historic day.
Ongoing communication is critical with the clients, all vendors and suppliers involved, and continually confirming and following-up on changes and last-minute details. It is also important to be working closely as a team, delegating tasks and responsibilities, and ensuring all payments are being handled appropriately.
Event planning is detail-oriented, it takes a keen, intuitive and creative eye – you have to love what you do! It’s more than a 9-5 job; you’re always “on” trying to be prepared for a worst-case scenario. Hours and hours go into planning which is not always evident to the intended audience.
All these crucial steps are involved in delivering a memorable event – even if you are not part of the Royal Family. In the end, each event is special and important in its own way. Especially to those attending, and of course, to those directly involved celebrating in their moment.
Congratulations Prince William and Kate!