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QC Event School’s Top 10 Blogs of 2020

2020 has been a rollercoaster, hasn’t it? We’ve all experienced extreme highs and lows, learned how to adapt to the world’s new normal and rediscovered the importance of human connection. For QC Event School students and grads, 2020 was also a year devoted to pursuing their dream careers in event and wedding planning, earning professional certifications and launching new businesses!

We are so proud of how hard our students and alumni have been working. We wish them nothing but the absolute best in the New Year.

With 2021 just around the bend, we thought we’d take a moment to look back and count down your top 10 favorite blog articles from Pointers for Planners over the last 12 months!

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Your Favorite QC Event School Blog Articles of 2020

10. How the Coronavirus Outbreak is Affecting the Event Planning Industry: Part 2

The event planning industry was forced to undergo major changes in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although people have adjusted to a “new normal” all over the world, it’s important to remember just how significant these changes have been and how they have impacted the event industry. If we strive to learn from this experience, we’ll all be better prepared should anything like this happen again.

So, read on and remember the ways that the pandemic affected the world of corporate planning.

9. How I Quit My Job to Start an Event Planning Business: Part 2

In Part 2 of our two-part series, QC Event School tutor, Alyssa Perna, shares how she went from working for others to quitting her job and launching her very own event planning company. Making such a major change can be a scary experience for the best of us. So, if you’re considering doing the same thing, this article is for you!

Read on as Alyssa discusses the challenges and opportunities she faced. Find out what YOU can do to start your new career on the best foot possible!

8. QC Event School’s Top 10 Event and Wedding Planning Articles of the Last Decade

A “Top 10” compilation article inside of a Top 10 compilation article? Was this blog post directed by Christopher Nolan?

Really, though, it’s no surprise that this was such a big hit with our readers. If you want to read even more eye-opening QC Event School blog content, we invite you to head on over to this article. Discover which of our blogs were ranked the most popular of ALL time!

7. How the Coronavirus Outbreak is Affecting the Event Planning Industry: Part 1

Ranked at #7, we have the first blog in two-part series reflecting on how the coronavirus has affected the event planning industry. Remember, Part 2 of this series was ranked at #10! In Part 1, we examine the ways in which COVID-19 directly impacted both local and destination weddings and suggest ways to work within new restrictions. The work-arounds provided in this article are still extremely relevant to our “new normal.” So, if you have dreams of being a professional wedding planner in the New Year, we highly recommend this article for your consideration!

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6. The Job Description of an Event Planner

Lots of people think it would be awesome to be an event planner (and they’re right) – but just as many people don’t actually know what’s involved in this profession. For instance, do you know what the 3 main kinds of planners are? Do you know what all three have in common, and what makes them different?

Before you start your professional training with QC Event School, give this article a read. This way, you’ll know EXACTLY what to expect from the job, so you can be sure it’s the right fit for you!

5. 10 Templates All Wedding Event Planners Should Have Ready

Strong organizational skills are crucial to being a planner! Luckily, you can use a series of templates to help keep you on track. Your templates will play a fundamental role in keeping you organized, as well as making sure you cover all of your bases.

Join QC Event School tutor, Amira Harris, as she reveals 10 templates you absolutely NEED to use—from the initial client consult form, all the way through to the day-of timeline.

4. Destroy Your Career in Event and Wedding Planning in 5 Easy Steps

It takes a lot of time, patience and hard work to build a reputable, successful career. Unfortunately, it can take seconds to ruin everything and destroy your professional reputation!

If you want to devote your career to the event and wedding planning industry, you’d better make sure you don’t commit any of the 5 mistakes mentioned in this article!

3. 6 Common Emergencies You’ll Face the Day of the Wedding

In a perfect world, nothing would ever go wrong on your client’s big day. But in reality, unexpected emergencies can – and frequently do – happen. The make-it-or-break-it factor that determines the success of your events is how prepared YOU are to handle these tricky situations!

In this article, we take a look at 6 common issues that can occur on the day of your client’s wedding. Keep reading to learn exactly how you should mitigate each challenge.

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2. 4 Wedding Favors That Guests Do NOT Want

There are many factors that play into the overall guest experience at a wedding. The favor a guest receives at the end of the event is a big one. Unfortunately, not all favors will be a hit. In fact, some can sully the experience and end an otherwise great time on a sour note.

If you want to guarantee that your clients are gifting their guests with favors that are sure to impress, we encourage you to check out the 4 suggestions discussed in this article!

1. The Event Planner’s Salary: What to Expect in 2020

You might notice that this article was written before the international outbreak of COVID-19. Therefore, it goes without saying that our original projections for the event industry didn’t necessarily account for the unexpected challenges faced by event planners everywhere in 2020. However, many event and wedding planners are over the word were able to make a good income in 2020 despite the pandemic.

How accurate were our projections, compared to what YOUR experience this past year? Let us know in the comments below!

We’d like to thank each and every person who has taken the time to read Pointers for Planners this past year. We hope our articles have been insightful and fun! Stay tuned for even more awesome content to come in 2021!

Kick off the New Year by pursuing the career you’ve always wanted! Enroll with QC Event School today and earn your certification in as little as 3-6 months!

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