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7 Emotions Every Planner Feels On Event Day




Event planning isn’t for the faint of heart. While you want your dinners, galas, and fundraisers to appear effortless, there is a lot of effort that goes into it. And along with that, a lot of emotion. When you’re trying to make everything perfect for your client or your guests, there’s bound to be a lot of stress and adrenaline. You’re also guaranteed to feel nearly all of these emotions.


After working hard to plan your event down to the last detail, the excitement of seeing everything come together is the best way to start your day.


Following quickly behind that excitement is generally a few twinges of anxiety. Even the smallest event has so many moving parts and requires your team to be at their best. And all it takes is one little hiccup to throw everything off. The client is relying on you to make their event a success. They are investing their time and energy and faith in our abilities. When you’re devoted to your business, clients, and their events you begin to understand just how much responsibility we have, and that can be totally stress inducing.
There’s also the anxiety of anticipation. Regardless of the scale of the event, there’s a lull before the storm. Your adrenaline is rushing, and you have nothing to do quite yet. It’s agonizing until it’s time to jump into action.



Something isn’t going to go as planned. No matter how thoroughly you comb over every detail, there are going to be some things you can’t foresee. When those bumps in the road come up, you’re going to get frustrated. And it’s usually the little things. “You get frustrated when the client calls in with last minute VIP guests once you’ve just tripled checked and printed the final guest list.
When you have a great team, you can feel confident that even with those little hiccups and diversions, you’ll produce a fantastic event. And the more events you do with a rock-solid team, the more reassured you’ll be of their abilities to handle whatever challenges might be thrown your way.


Once the event is underway and you’ve dealt with the hurdles, you can start to enjoy the fantastic dinner, party, or performance you’ve created. This is when you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and your adrenaline rush gives way to relief.
As the event is wrapping up, it’s time to take a minute and appreciate just how well everything went, and what a great job your team has done.



There’s no question that putting on a great event can wear you out! After being on high alert for several hours, not to mention all the work in previous weeks and months that has gone into making the production successful. It’s only natural to feel a rush of exhaustion once you’ve wrapped everything up.

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