Welcome to the Planner Profiles Series! Where we interview event and wedding planners, showcasing their unique skills and expertise while offering tips and advice for other event planning professionals.
Today I would like to introduce you to Keosha, an Event Planner & Designer based in North Carolina.
Name: Keosha Joyce
Business Name & Location: Enchanting Events & Designs, LLC (Durham, North Carolina)
Years working in the Event Planning Industry: 2 years
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/enchantingeventsanddesigns
How did you get started in the industry?
I planned many events social and corporate events informally for about 4 years, however, I had never considered event planning to be a potential career at that time. While preparing for my own wedding I was let down by many of the people who were supposed to be a part of my planning support system, so I had to take the planning process into my own hands. Although my wedding turned out to be a success, I realized then that I would never want another bride to experience the stress I did planning a wedding. That’s when I decided I wanted to help others have a stress free planning experience. I launched Enchanting Events & Designs in 2015 and I’ve been planning ever since!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
You have to see the greatness within before others see it. Don’t ever sell yourself short!
What do you see as the most challenging aspect of being an Event Planner?
Keeping up with current trends in the wedding industry. It’s a tedious task, but well worth it!
What do you see as the most rewarding aspect of being an Event Planner?
During the event planning process, there is usually a time when you have to explain something to your client that they don’t always understand. When they finally get to that eureka moment and can say “that’s why I hired you!” I know that they finally see my expertise and the value in the service I provide. This is the most rewarding part of my job.
What advice would you give to someone entering the industry today?
Clients are at times unaware of all of the job duties an event planner actually has before, during and after the event. It is your job to help them see that you’re an asset so that you aren’t undervalued.
Can you share a tool or resource that you could not do without in your business?
All Seated has been one online tool that I love and use often! It has made life much easier by not having to do floor plans on paper. It also makes the client more involved in the planning process.
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