- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I’m not sure if I can gain any knowledge on here… but I am tossing around the idea of becoming an event stylist. Now before you read anything else, I’m not just another bride that fell in love with planning her own wedding so she thinks she can plan everyone elses… I already had a children’s event planning business, and have been doing small events for family and friends. I’m at a cross roads now however because my Hubby is in the air force and he is going out of the country for over a year, leaving me time to develop my business idea. We still don’t know where we will end up when he gets back.
Would anyone love to give me some advice for this industry? I was doing events locally but with my hubby being in the AF, I wanted to develop the business idea to be more web based. However, I really love styling events, and was curious about specifics like if the stylist designs the venue and decor, do they hire vendors who are in charge of draping, or renting glassware, etc.? I don’t have a crew… its only me, so while I can come up with some great ideas, it’s the personnel I lack in actually making the event happen.
The only thing I’ve seen in action (and not an accurate representation) is David Tutera and how he hires lighting designers and vendors to actually do the work.
I’d love to hear from event stylists, but also those that perhaps hired them as well. From some research, im learning that there is a difference between event planners and event stylists, and I think I am leaning towards the latter. I am trying to find the best fit for me, and my life, before I really get too far into one idea or the other.
Thanks in advance!