Top 12 Most Popular Articles from Pointers for Planners in 2017

This year really was one for the books, and we’re not quite ready to let go. So, we’re rounding up the top posts from 2017 and looking back on the trends and topics we divulged in throughout the year!

With technology moving in and the industry growing rapidly, 2017 was all about keeping up with trends and boosting your career. From how-to guides and business advice to software and event recommendations, here are your favorite articles from QC!

1. 6 Things You Need to Know About Millennial Marriage Trends

Our top-ranking article – and rightfully so – is a look into emerging marriage trends as millennials move into their 20s and 30s. We looked through the changing traditions and trends for this generation and how they’re making weddings and marriage all their own.

2. Event Planning 101: How to Become a Wedding Planner

As the event industry grows, more and more planners are coming up and starting new businesses. This article dives into the best ways to become a wedding planner, no matter where you’re starting from!

3. Engagement Parties 101

Who doesn’t love a good engagement party? They sit somewhere between a milestone party and an actual wedding, so it’s important to strike a balance when you’re planning this celebration. Learn the top things to consider when you’re working with a newly engaged couple!

4. Top 5 Apps You Need for Your Wedding Planning Career

There’s nothing better for your wedding planning career than a reliable software program, and the development of new apps and technology are keeping us at-the-ready! Don’t miss these top performers as we move into 2018 – we’re sure to see some great updates to come.

5. Top 5 Must-Haves for Every Event Planner

As an event planner, you can never be caught unprepared. You need to have all of your files, contracts, contacts, and backup materials on hand. But what are the most important things you might be missing?

6. Quiz: Do You Know Your Event Planning Lingo?

IF you’ve completed your event planning course with QC, this quiz should be a breeze! Find out if you know enough lingo to succeed in the industry, or if you need to brush up.

7. 7 Wedding Traditions That Need to Die

No offense if you’re a die-hard fan of these traditions, but we’re ready to say goodbye to some of these dated trends.

8. How to Run an Event Planning Business with a Full Time Job

As an event planner, you know that starting up can be hard on your income. But with online courses, it’s much easier to start slow and grow your event business while you stick to a full time job. Get our advice on the best ways to go about running your business while you work in another field!

9. Top Event Planning Trends to Look Forward To in 2017

Do we need to explain? We all want to know which trends will be popping up throughout the year!

10. How Much Should You Charge for Event Planning Services?

One of the most useful articles we’ve come out with for event planners – especially when you’re just starting up! Learn how to price your services depending on where you live and where you are in your career.

11. 7 Wedding Favors Guests Will Actually Use

We’re done wasting money on boring wedding favors that guests throw away. Give them something they can keep (and use) to remember your client’s big day!

12. Event Planning Technology You Should Already Be Using

If you’re not already putting these software programs to use, you should definitely get to it. They’ll keep you organized and make your life much easier in the long run!

What were your favorite articles from 2017? Tell us in a comment below!

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