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by Tamz
May 13th, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Assistant Coordinator Required for Charity Event
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Assistant Coordinator Required for Charity Event

Hi All. I am a QC Event School Graduate and run my own wedding planning and event management business in Brisbane. I am currently working on a big charity event for the Make A Wish Foundation and I am seeking an assistant planner/coordinator to help me out. As it is a charity event, the work would b...
by Tamz
August 24th, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Games Ideas Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Games Ideas Please

I am throwing a big party for a large group of adults who don't know each other. I am looking for some ideas for basic games that I can have the guests play to make them mingle and laugh. Please throw some ideas at me. Thanks
by Tamz
August 5th, 2013, 12:01 am
Forum: Wedding Planning
Topic: Learned a valuable lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 4541

Learned a valuable lesson

I learned a valuable lesson today about working with different types of clients and thought I would share it. The lesson was that some people love strict management and details to make them comfortable, but others get stressed with too much over organisation. This may seem very basic to some people,...
by Tamz
July 1st, 2013, 8:42 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Completed Unit A
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Completed Unit A

Congratulations. It is a great feeling to know you have really gotten into it. Good luck with the rest. Take your time and include as much detail as you can
by Tamz
July 1st, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Business Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: Business Website

go to crazydomains.com to register your domain name. they are fairly cheap. then it doesnt matter what program or host you use for your site you can link your domain name to it. if you just use something like wix.com or vista print you will have to use the domain name they give you, until to registe...
by Tamz
May 15th, 2013, 3:20 am
Forum: Wedding Planning
Topic: New Student and question about Business Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 4413

Re: New Student and question about Business Plan

Great. Good luck!
by Tamz
May 14th, 2013, 9:52 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: First meeting with a venue!
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Re: First meeting with a venue!

Congrats on your first gig! Just be yourself when you meet the supplier. They will appreciate it more if you are honest and down to earth. They don't want someone coming into their place of business and bossing them around, so you need to build a repore with them so that they will listen to you when...
by Tamz
May 14th, 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Getting back into the course
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Getting back into the course

HI. I actually havent completed my business plan yet. At the time that I was doing Unit A I was no where near ready to start a business and felt that i wanted to get further into the course befoer I decided if this was definately the way for me to go. At that time I wasnt even sure if i wanted to fo...
by Tamz
May 14th, 2013, 8:58 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Assignments
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: Assignments

I usually get my results around two weeks after submission
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:27 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Assignments
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: Assignments

Congrats! Dont stop now it just gets better. I found that waiting for the results to come made me a bit slow to start the next unit. Just remember that you dont need to wait, just dive on in and have fun!
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:25 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Trade Prices
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

Trade Prices

I am really glad that Unit A made me come up with a business name. Now when I get quotes for services I am getting offered 'trade prices'. I just managed to hire a limo for $180 less than the original quoted price just because I am the wedding planner rather than the bride. It definately gave me tha...
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Getting Started..Where To Start???
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Re: Getting Started..Where To Start???

You could try doing some provite work first even if your offer your self for free in exchange for photos, reviews and bragging rights. Once you have a portfolio and get your name out there more doors might open up for you. Networking is really important.
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:21 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Getting back into the course
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Getting back into the course

I found that the best way to get motivated was to start working. I set up a Facebook page and offered my services for free for a year. I have taken on two wedding and some baby showers in that year and since I am advtertising myself as an event planner it has pushed me to make the time for each unit...
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:15 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone from Australia?
Replies: 17
Views: 5159

Re: Is anyone from Australia?

Hello from Brisbane
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:10 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Hello From Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Re: Hello From Australia

I am based in Brisbane. I have heard that there is a big market for wedding planners in Sydney and Melbourne but I havent come across many in Queensland. Word of mouth definately seems to be the best advertising as all of my business so far has come from referals and handing out business cards (ofte...
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 8:05 pm
Forum: Event Planning
Topic: 40th Birthday Surprise Cocktail Party - Need your opinion.
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: 40th Birthday Surprise Cocktail Party - Need your opinio

You also have the option of putting on a bar tab for non alcholic drinks only. This is much cheaper and shows that you are offering drinks but gives people the option of buying alcoholic if they prefer.
by Tamz
May 6th, 2013, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wedding Planning
Topic: New Student and question about Business Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 4413

Re: New Student and question about Business Plan

Remember that the business plan assignment is optional. I chose not to do it as part of Unit A, but instead to wait until I had made it further through the course and felt more comfortable with the information I needed to include. You can still use the teaching materials at any stage.
by Tamz
September 21st, 2012, 6:18 pm
Forum: QC Event School General Discussion
Topic: Hello From Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Re: Hello From Australia

Hi. I am in Australia as well! I organised my own wedding last year and spend so much time creating the invitations by hand but sneakly started making the chocolate boxes during an Easter family get together and ended up with everyone around the table lending a hand without being asked. Since then I...