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Rach1980
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Is anyone planning anything yet?

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Hi,
I just wondered, is anyone planning any events along side doing their course. Either for family/friends or professionally? What type of event are you doing? Hows it going?

I'm currently planning a baby shower for my sister. It's going well so far, she'll be finding out the gender of her baby on Friday, so the planning process can really start then. I've got ALOT of ideas to sort through.
I can't wait to see it all come together. It will also be the first entry into my portfolio, so I very excited and nervous all at the same time.

Would be good to hear what anyone else is doing.

Rach x
PaulineP
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Hi Rach

Yes I am planning an event, my sons wedding for this Saturday. All is going well colours are hot pink, black, white and silver. I have made a Wish Tree for them, as they don't want any gifts and will be decorating a lace backdrop with fairy lights. I am also making the wedding dress, I should have it finished tomorrow.

I have had some experience in planning functions as I come from a large family and we have always done our own weddings, and parties.

Look forward to hearing how the baby shower goes, and I hope all goes well for your sister.

Pauline
Rach1980
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Oooh luck you, I've yet to have the opportunity to plan a wedding but I can't wait for the time to come.. I did my own wedding about 10 years ago and it was great fun.
The colour scheme sounds gorgeous!!!

I hope it all comes together for you brilliantly on saturday, you must be very excited!
PaulineP
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Wedding was beautiful. it came together well. simple but very elegant. When is your sisters baby shower.
Rach1980
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Hi Pauline,

I'm so pleased for you that the wedding came together so well, you must have been so proud.

My sisters baby shower is the 28th July, her baby 'girl' is due on the 7th September, so won't be in the uncomfortable stage yet lol.

We're working on the theme and invites now and I want to get 'save the date' cards out very soon. So lots to do.

Rach
PaulineP
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Hi Rach

Can't wait to see how thw baby shower goes, and i wish your sister all the best with bub. is this your first time as 'Aunty' or do you have nieces and nephews. If you want to run anything by me, just drop me a line.

Bye
Rach1980
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Hi Pauline,

Thank you for your kind wishes for my sister. This will be my first time as an Aunty so it's all very exciting, I have 4 children of my own, so I have lots of advice to give lol.

Thank you for your offer of tips etc, I may well take you up on that at some point in the future. :)

Rach x
Juanita
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Hi All-

I just completed my Grandsons First Birthday Party! It was a blast and I currently use family and close friends to pratice on for bigger events. It was a Thomas and Friends Theme and found a lot of great deals on line and in stores to keep the children intertained, including an air bouncer. We did cupcakes instead of cakes which eleminted paper plates, forks and spoons. We had finger food for the children... it was fun and a huge success. Im currently working on a Baby Shower for my co-workers daughter-n-law... I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am. :)

Juanita
Linda
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i planned a Kentucky derby party for myself and friends. everyone wore hats. i had a bet on our horse tree where folks bet $1 for a horse. i had a profile on all the horses for them to choose. i also had 10 traditions typed up and around the house for folks to read. traditions included roses, mint julep, twin spires, derby, the hats, 3 year old horses, the distance, first saturday in May, Old Kentucky Home song, burgoo stew.

then i had the different foods that folks eat at the derby which includes, burgoo, benedicts, sweet potatoe casserole, hot browns, derby pies and of course mint juleps.

had a few center pieces like red roses, hats and minature horses.

good luck to all. linda
Sincerely Heartfelt
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Right now I am assisting with the planning of a wedding reception and I will also be there the day of the wedding to make sure things go smoothly. I will also be handling all of the vendors and giving them their payment and such when their portion of the evening is completed. It's so much fun!!!
lalovely
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I have done several events. Just did a graduation party which went Great! I am also doing a birthday party in a few weeks... Most of the events i have done are for family and friends but i am glad for the experience!
jrpenybryn
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Hi, I'm planning every detail of my dad'd wedding to his partner. Am so nervous, as apart from mine I haven't done anything this big before. Trying to get suppliers to provide some discount has been difficult as well. Does anyone have any advice? many thanks x
sstaquino
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I am in the midst of planning my own wedding validation (renewal of vows in church). It is a big task, but I am having the time of my life and getting experience in the process. Dealing with the church, reception hall, and vendors was scary at first, but I've got it now! My advice to anyone planning, is don't let anyone intimidate you, you are the boss, take the lead and if needed, ask for assistance. Most of all, have fun.
sofis
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I did help a dear friend plan her late husband's wake. The circumstances was quite sad but organising the event, sourcing vendors and suppliers, co-ordinating all the activities and then decorating the hall on the day was all exciting and scary for me. It was all a success and very well attended.
Sincerely Heartfelt
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Right now I am planning a mixed bachelorette party (both bride and groom's party together). I will also be planning their Bridal Shower. They are pretty small events but at the same time all good experience. :)
EP8727
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i planned my wedding aug 4th 2012 it was fun and exciteding with everything along with that. and alot of money i also saved to i made my own flowers and center pieces.
EP8727
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i planned my own wedding and i saved to by making my own flowers and center peices
jamilitia
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YES I AM PLANNING ALSO CHECK ME OUT www.facebook.com/lachesignatureevents
Jummie
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I just completed a wedding fayre, it was a great event and i really worked hard to get the exhibitors sign up for the exhibition. Not many visitors attended ,i believe it has to do with being my first time.
midnightblue
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I have been planning events for our office (going aways, birthdays), all of our department trainings, employee meetings, etc. The knowledge I have gained from this course is immeasurable. It has really been a boost. Someone higher up was assigned the task of our annual employee training for our department (300+) and I ended up having to do most of the work because she was clueless. Needless to say, it is back to me in the future.
midnightblue
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midnightblue wrote:I have been planning events for our office (going aways, birthdays), all of our department trainings, employee meetings, etc. The knowledge I have gained from this course is immeasurable. It has really been a boost. Someone higher up was assigned the task of our annual employee training for our department (300+) and I ended up having to do most of the work because she was clueless. Needless to say, it is back to me in the future.
Since having posted this is August, I have had to plan several more huge meetings such as 300 people brought in over a 3 day period for training on a new computer program. I am in the midst of planning our all employee holiday party, our office holiday party, my daughter's graduation party (Masters in Education), all in a two week period. In the spring, we get to start planning her wedding, then we have an end of the year barbeque for our department (we operate a July-June calendar) then it starts all over again with the annual employee training for our department. Yes it is hectic!
Thushari11
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Hi Guys,

Hope you are all well, I'm new here and just finished my Unit A :D

I'm planning few things, I do events & Fundraising for a charity which supports people with learning disabilities, in North London and in the past few years I've been organising different things, right now I'm organizing a Fundraising Pub Quiz, than it will be Valentines day.
Moreover I'm organizing my friends wedding, which will be in Italy in August, we are behind decorations, seating plans, wedding dress, florists .... sooo much to do :o we are going to Italy to check the venue out in April, and finalize with the different suppliers.
there was a wedding dress sale show in Marble arch last Saturday, it was really cool experience, it reminded me an episode of Friends when the girls where going to find a dress for Monica, but wasn't that manic heheheeh :lol:

Moreover if any one is interested i also found this :
http://stylishevents.com/Uploads/Pages/ ... 202013.pdf
it's a workshop in wedding planning, I enrolled to go for the one on the 16th of Feb.
May be it could be interesting for some of you :D

Ok Ciao guys

T
love all parties
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Good luck to everyone who is activiely planning an event. I am presently planning my grand daughters 4th birthday SpongeBob theme I am so excited it is not my first event but they all excite me and make me nervous at the same time. :lol:
JDavies88
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I am planning my sister-in-law's 2015 wedding. By the time it comes around I will have completed the IWPP course so will be all geared up and ready. She has said that I can use her wedding for my portfolio. Although I am not charging them for my services I am going to go through the entire process including consultation and pretend invoice, I think doing this will be good practice for when I get paying clients :)
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cmontano
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JDavies88 wrote:I am planning my sister-in-law's 2015 wedding. By the time it comes around I will have completed the IWPP course so will be all geared up and ready. She has said that I can use her wedding for my portfolio. Although I am not charging them for my services I am going to go through the entire process including consultation and pretend invoice, I think doing this will be good practice for when I get paying clients :)
That's a really good idea! The faux consultation/invoice etc. You'll definitely get some solid experience that way.
CDEvents
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i am planning a fashion show.
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My company have done several events this year. We did a spa/pamper party in Feb 2013 and a Sweet 16 party in March 2013. We are excited and expected to do much more. We have a wedding anniversary that has been booked for Sept 2013 to include just our balloon decorating skills for that event. Good luck to my fellow event/wedding planners. Our website is http://www.gkpartykreations.webstarts.com

Like us at http://www.facebook.com/gkpartykreationsllc. You can follow us at http://www.instagram.com/gkpartykreations & http://www.twitter.com/gkpartykreation as well.
Thanks,
Virginia
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Sadauskas1986
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I am currently finishing my course, planning a farewell party for my brother in law with his mother and assisting in planning a beach wedding for October this year.

At the same time, I am working on my website, setting up my office (using sites like gumtree etc to get as much free stuff as I can find like a desk and filing cabinets), setting up and reminding myself how to use MYOB accounting software, promoting my business, getting a bank account for my business, offering free events for people who get to me before June 30 so I can get my portfolio going (offering for free as long as they are willing to give me some pictures and a reference). Also wrote up a contract yesterday and have started making business docs that I will need.

I'm also 7 months pregnant so at least I have all day to do this stuff because im not working and am unable to gain employment as much as id like it.
LakenC21
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I have just started the material, and can not wait to get into event planning. Finishing up my other studies at KU
spiffybrunette
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Im currently planning a destination wedding in Maui for one of my best friends from college as well as their back home reception for over 100 people. Been having so much fun planning details of her beachfront ceremony and talking rustic chic centerpieces for her barn setting reception. Ive also been given the opportunity to do an externship with the wedding and private events department at the Rainier Club here in Seattle.

Super stoked!!
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_jennifermiller
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I have done 3 so far! That is if you count my own wedding! I did a destination wedding for a friend in August, A baby Shower this past month and my own wedding in september!
emaeventsweddings
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Yes, I am planning the Willis & Blackstock Wedding (St. Michael Catholic Church on Amelia Island), Reception (Fort King George in Darien, Georgia) Honeymoon (Tahiti, French Polynesia), First Year Anniversary and Baby Shower plus all of the Bridal Showers for Bridal Party, etc.
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_jennifermiller wrote:I have done 3 so far! That is if you count my own wedding! I did a destination wedding for a friend in August, A baby Shower this past month and my own wedding in september!

Awesome! How did all of the planning for your own wedding event & reception and all go? P.S. Please DO count the events and wedding for yourself that you planned, I am...
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I'm doing one 'day-of coordination' for a client. A photo shoot for a local photographer. I have another 2 weddings pending and a stagette party pending as well. Staying really busy!
D Wand- "Wand"erful Life Weddings & Events
VMelango
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I have been planning events for my kids since my daughter was 6 months old & she just turned 7. I go big or go home! I have usually had a small budget to work with, but have always made it work.

-For my daughter's 2nd birthday we had an Elmo themed party. We had Elmo make an appearance, we had "Dorothy" (the goldfish) on the tables, so anyone who wanted to could take a goldfish home. My daughter had an Elmo toy of his in a tube & I had an ocean cake made & put the toy on the cake, along with Elmo cupcakes.

-For her 3rd birthday we went all out. We had a candy bar, an ice cream bar. Every color of the rainbow was her theme. We had a coloring book table for the kids, we had an entertainer for the kids who made balloons, put on a show & did face painting. It was a blast!

All the parties that I have planned for my kids have ranged from 10 people to 150 people. I love it so much. This is my dream & I can't wait to help other people make their special days perfect!
bonniesbeauty
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I am doing my wedding dress is cream and I am doing pink glitter eye with nudes .
and brides maid flower girls will be in nudes as dress are black shoot burgundy
going to look stunning and I will have pro photos of my event to show case cant wait very scary but so exciting to .
eddie3548
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I just got done finishing a wedding this past weekend for 320 people. You can view my pictures of the event on our PMG Chocolatier Facebook page if you are interested in seeing our work. I have candy stores in Ohio but also got into the bridal and wedding planning portion of everything. We offer our brides all inclusive packages which has really taken off for us landing us 33 wedding and corporate events this year. If you have a moment take a look and tell me what you think.


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