Event Planning Internship Update

Since the first day I started my event planning internship, I have been curious how event planners are able to successfully execute their events. Thanks to Events with Ginger & Co.,  I can confidently say I am learning more and more about the event planning industry. Something I’m really noticing throughout my event planning internship is the constant…

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How to Run a Silent Auction

Having a silent auction at your event is an invaluable fundraising tool that engages the attendee, can add a creative design element to the event site, and enables the organization to raise awareness as well as funds. For instance, I loved creating tablescapes of items for Homefirst’s silent auction, including making the backdrops seamless and…

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Vendor Selection

So far this week, I have received three messages from vendors introducing themselves and hoping to be a part of our clients’ events. Not that I want to open up the floodgates, but I have to say that I don’t mind the messages! Meeting new vendors is an important part of our Vendor Selection and Coordination service….

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The Journey of Being an Events Intern

Before becoming an events intern, I had little to no idea how all the minuscule details that go into planning an event. Yes, I understood the big picture of organizing and executing one but I wasn’t fully aware of the time commitment and dedication needed. Within two months I quickly learned some of the do’s…

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Event Planner Pricing

This year marks 15 years that I have been a professional event planner. In the early years of my career, and then again when I started Events with Ginger & Co., various colleagues and friends provided advice and encouragement, sometimes completely overhauling my ideas, my writing and even my event planning systems! Now I am…

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Why I Want an Event Planning Career

Throughout my whole life I have always known that the career I choose must allow me to be as creative as possible. I personally can’t just sit at a desk and do the same routine every day. I want to be able to challenge myself through my career and overcome it. This makes the journey…

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Making Time for the Event Planning Timeline

In the immortal words of the late, great David Bowie, time may change me, but I can’t change time. We can’t change time, or give ourselves more of it, but what we can do is make the absolute best use of the time that we have, be it in life in general, during a vacation,…

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Events This Year: Save the Dates!

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s go-time for planning events this year! Many of the events that we help to plan take place annually. We’ll often pick up the planning not long after the previous year’s event takes place. This enables us to either secure a preferred date at the same venue or start a site selection process for…

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