What to Know About Becoming an Event Stylist

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Thinking of a way to invest in yourself? Does this investment stem from thinking about switching career paths, or working an additional job that gives you major benefits?

Ever thought about becoming an event stylist? If you have, this is an exceptional way to invest in yourself!

Getting Starting as an Event Stylist

You’ve decided to take this leap in your career and make the switch to become an event designer. Obviously, you’re going to want to make sure this is the best thing for you to do. So, what does an event stylist really do?

Let’s take a look. Getting started in this career, the best thing you can do is join IWED to become an accredited event designer. This will automatically accelerate your event styling career. Take a look at one of our student's experience.


What’s Next in Your Event Styling Career

It’s is important to understand what an event stylist does every day. Before you make this change you’ll want to be able to have a good grasp of what event designers exactly do.

To begin, and once you made your business known to the public you will need to understand the difference between an event planner and an event stylist.

Remember, you are an event stylist, you are responsible for designing the ceremony space, not planning the whole event. From weddings, baby showers, family reunions and more, you get to be the one to design and set up each ceremony space.

Linking Client Visions to the Event DesignEvent Designer Collecting Material for Event

After scoring a client for an event they want to be designed, your first step is to set up a client consultation. This meeting will be between you and the client. This is the prime-time to capturer the client’s vision and expectations for the event design. Once this is captured and understood by the event stylist, it is now time to start acquiring all the materials from your inventory needed to create the client’s ceremony space.

Styling an Event that appeals to the clients

After the client’s vision is captured, it is the event stylist’s job to create the space. This may take a couple months of preparation depending on the size of the event. While you are working tirelessly to organize everything needed for the event space, it is important that you keep in contact with your client.

Call them occasionally to update them on your progress of the event design, assure them that everything is organized and ready for the day of the event. Understand that your client is most likely stressing over other aspects of their day. Calling them periodically provides them with an ease of mind.

It is crucial to building exceptional relationships with your clients. Building trusting relationships leads to successful event design spaces that advance you to pulling in new clients.

What Your Event Design Space Does for Your Business

Now that the event design planning is finished, and you know that your vision and your client’s vision are aligned, the exciting part comes! It's time to set up the event!

You can now take all of your event styling talents and show them off. Make sure you have allotted enough time with the venue to set the space up. Once your space is set up and you feel confident, its time to bring in the clients before the event starts.

This is a time for the clients to see the event space before the actual event starts. This gives you a buffer of time to work with the client to change any little details to the event space.

Event Styling at a Glance

Event Designer Preparing for Event

Now having glanced the roles of an event stylist, we hope this self-investment career is something you're willing to take on! All of us from IWED think you should enter this industry.  This market brings exciting rewards and profits to the event stylist.

Want to learn more about making the first step into this new career, check out IWED Global to start investing in you!

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