Event Planners have been acknowledged fifth most stressful job in America in 2014, coming in just above “public relations executive”, but below Enlisted Military Personnel coming in at number 1, Military General (2), Firefighter (3) & Pilot (4),
According to the CareerCast study, although an event coordinator is responsible for planning the logistics and activities for the events they are responsible for throughout the year, an individual event may be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for the client, which contributes to the high stress environment that planners often work in.
Having been in the industry for going on 15 years now, I would agree that there are periods of incredible stress, you have a massive event that kicks off tomorrow, the caterer just rang to tell you the truck broke down and they won’t make it, the bride fell down the stairs on her hen’s night and is now in a plaster cast, the heavens have opened despite a forecast of sunshine and 0% rain, and on it goes.
If it can go wrong, it will, at some point.
Don’t let this put you off though, in between those periods of stress are the times that make it all worth while. From the smaller wedding events where you meet couple in love and brimming with excitement at the thought of planning their big day, through to the massive 25,000 city-wide convention with budgets running into the millions, and on to the ultra-exclusive celeb red carpet events, planning events it s rewarding and challenging career choice that I’m glad to be a part of.
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