You're looking at (or reading a blog by, rather) the newest event designer to hit the streets! That's right. I'm the proud new owner of:
~Custom Event Design by Kristi Gilbert~
I can barely even believe I'm writing this. I've wanted to be an event planner since the moment I watched "The Wedding Planner"-- only I don't want to plan weddings-- instead, I am focusing on children's parties, baby showers, couple's showers, holiday parties, family events, etc-- all the fun without the drama Bridezillas.
To throw it out there, I sent an email yesterday morning to some of my close friends, offering FREE services to the first three interested clients-- to help me build my portfolio and gain more experience. After all, I would never hire someone if I couldn't see their work or if they had a crappy website. Well, I'm happy to say, I have 7 parties booked between now and the beginning of November! And even better-- some on the calendar for after the new year.
What wonderful friends I have!! So blessed! Which means, I've got to get my booty in gear and get organized to pull these off-- and do so successfully. This is a business built on referrals; every party needs to be 200%!
Next steps? I've got my friend working on my logo, website, etc... and I've already received a Fed ID #... which means Poppy is officially open for bookings. It's legit folks! I'll be sure to update you as the website and logo is developed. Thanks in advance for spreading the word! My first event is booked for next weekend, which means I need to stop talking and get to work. I'll keep you posted as things develop!!
Ain't no party like a Kristi Gilbert party!! ;-)