Event Planning Quotes for the Next Time You Need Some Inspiration
… or just a little pick-me-up
Event planners wear a lot of hats, and some of those hats are heavier than others. Before you can even begin tackling the logistics of planning a successful event, you need to first feel inspired and motivated. Maybe you or your client have a theme idea or a venue in mind, but where can you find the inspiration to make it all come together?
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite inspirational quotes to get those event planning wheels turning and to help you keep on keeping on! We love a mood board for event planning, so consider adding these to your next mood board or anywhere you go to gather inspiration.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” --Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt has been a source of inspiration for generations. While she probably didn’t say this quote in direct reference to event planning, the future of your events do rely on your belief as an event planner in the beauty of your dreams. Believe in your vision and your ability to get it done!
“There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true.” -- Edwin Louis Cole
That’s you! Event planners don’t only make their own dreams come true, but the dreams of their clients, as well. Keep that in mind when you start to feel bogged down by stress or overwhelm. You are in the business of making dreams come true!
“Planning is a skill and an art which takes a lifetime to master.” -- Paddick Van Zyl
Be patient and persistent in your event planning. Even the most seasoned planners still have room to grow!
“If Plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.” -- Chris Guillebeau
If you begin your event planning, only to realize that your plan needs tweaking or a complete overhaul, it’s okay! Event planning is about expecting the unexpected, which means at any point, you may have to switch to plan B, C, H, or Z! Don’t stress- you got this!
“Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” -- Ken Poirot
Isn’t that the beauty of planning? A good plan will be sure to set you up for success later- in event planning and life. Put a positive spin on your planning by remembering why you’re doing the work today in the first place!
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” -- Unknown
Event planners know better than most that shortcuts do not a successful event make. You have to put in the work, but it will all be worth it when you see your beautiful dream come to fruition.
“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.” -- Wayne Dyer
Part of being a successful event planner is going the extra mile to bring your vision to life. That’s part of what will make you shine. Your clients will come back to you time and again, as well as refer you to their friends when you consistently go the extra mile! Nothing beats that “word-of-mouth marketing.”
“Do small things with great love.” -- Mother Teresa
Every event planner knows that the big event at the end is just a piece of the story; in order to understand the full story, you need all the small bits that lead up to the grand finale. Do all those small things with great love; it will pay off in the end.
“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” -- Jack London
More often than not, you will face challenges as an event planner. You may even be working with limited resources that make realizing your dream event feel impossible. Remember these words, and look for new ways to play that poor hand better than anyone else.
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Hopefully, you can turn to this list at any point in your process when you need some inspiration.
Now, what are some of your favorite quotes or mantras that get you through the tough times? Drop them in the comments to share!