Category: Planning Tips

QC Event School Graduate Spotlight: Ayla Otto

QC Event School Graduate Spotlight: Ayla Otto

I’m Ayla Otto, owner and founder of Events by Ayla, LLC, a full-service wedding design and planning company based in Alaska. My husband, Kyle, and I were both born and raised in Homer, Alaska. Kyle and I met when I was 18 and we’ve been together for 11 years! We currently live in the MatSu Valley with our three sons (who are all 4 years old and under).
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The QC Event School Master List of Blog Resources

The QC Event School Master List of Blog Resources

Are you a brand-new student of QC Event School—or thinking of enrolling? Are you looking for some tips to help you stay motivated in your online course? Alternately, perhaps you’re a recent graduate and want to start your own event/wedding planning business… But aren’t sure where to begin or how to be successful? One way […]
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10 of The WORST Wedding Decor Mistakes You Could Ever Make

10 of The WORST Wedding Decor Mistakes You Could Ever Make

Look, we won’t lie – planning a wedding can be a stressful experience. From the guest list, to the dress selection and venue choices, there’s an awful lot to consider! However, it’s very important to keep in mind that one of the most crucial aspects of a successful wedding is the decor. It sets the […]
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20 Terrible Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Event Planning Contract

20 Terrible Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Event Planning Contract

As an event planner, your contract is one of the most important documents in your business. As such, it’s not enough to just have a good idea… You need to have it legally protected! Writing a solid event planning contract helps ensure that everyone involved understands their roles and responsibilities, as well as what they […]
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20 Examples of Mistakes You Can Learn From as a Wedding Planner

20 Examples of Mistakes You Can Learn From as a Wedding Planner

We all make mistakes – that’s just a part of what makes us human. Whether you’re experienced or just getting started in wedding planning, there will inevitably be times when you make blunders that could have been avoided. The important thing is to take these mistakes, learn from them, and become a better wedding planning […]
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Event Decor: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Event Decor: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

If you’re planning an event and trying to decide whether to DIY your own decor or hire a professional, it can be overwhelming! On one hand, DIY event decor has the potential to save money. On the other hand, hiring a professional could mean that you get access to higher quality materials and designs. In […]
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A Guide to Generating Revenue Through Email and SMS Campaigns

A Guide to Generating Revenue Through Email and SMS Campaigns

Are you an event or wedding planner looking to make more money? The answer may lie in generating revenue through email and SMS campaigns! But what is email and SMS marketing – and how should you get started? In this article, we’ll provide a beginner’s guide to email and SMS marketing so you can begin […]
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20 Essential Event Planning Tips for Beginners

20 Essential Event Planning Tips for Beginners

Trying to plan your own wedding, a party for someone you know, etc.? Then you likely know by now that planning an event can be overwhelming and stressful. After all, it requires a lot of time and patience to ensure things go smoothly. But don’t feel overwhelmed! We’ve compiled 20 essential event planning tips for […]
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20 Tips for Working with Difficult Clients as an Event Planner

20 Tips for Working with Difficult Clients as an Event Planner

FACT: Literally anyone with a job has had to deal with difficult clients at one point or another. No matter what industry you’re in, there will always be customers who are hard to please. As a wedding and/or event planner, it’s especially important to learn how to deal with these types of clients in a […]
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How to Write an Event Proposal (with a Template and Tips)

How to Write an Event Proposal (with a Template and Tips)

As a professional event planner, you know that writing an event proposal is one of the most important steps in the planning process! After all, a well-written proposal can help you secure a client and get them excited about your proposed event. In this blog post, we will break down how to write an event […]
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