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Freelance Event Planners are self-employed experts who coordinate events such as parties, anniversaries, conferences, festivals, sales meetings, and trade shows. Successful resume samples for Freelance Event Planners mention skills such as organization, attention to details, multitasking, communication, teamwork, and diplomacy. Problem-solving orientation is vital for this job. Based on example resumes, most Freelance Event Planners hold a Bachelor’s Degree and have studied conference and event planning. Having a background in customer care or sales is also common among these professionals.

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Marketing Intern to Freelance Event Planner

Event planning company specializing in nightlife and fundraisers

  • Responsible for planning, marketing and executing small and large events.
  • Researched markets to identify event opportunities.
  • Coordinated a fundraising event that raised $21,200 for the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation.
  • Developed press releases and implemented PR strategies for public and private fundraisers.
  • Produced pitch letters, sales decks and presentations to potential clients.
  • Led community research and local business outreach.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Strategic Communications
2

Part-time FREELANCE EVENT PLANNER

Completed and attending advanced make-up education classes from various professional make-up companies to enhance my skills: Airbrush, fashion trends, traditional and modern bridal applications

  • Prepared the skin for make-up application, applied a wide variety of professional make-up products, altered and maintained make-up during weddings, productions, and photo shoots to ensure the continuity of client's appearance, and removed make-up as required.
  • Created plans, proposals, coordinated and organized client events.
  • Managed all designated tasks from start to finish.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AAS
Business Management
BA
Public Administration
3

Freelance Event Planner

Planned exclusive events involving fashion, music and entertainment.

  • Maintained positive and professional relationships with vendors and clients.
  • Provided creative design, styles, and themes for each event and participated as hostess/greeter.
  • Developed, managed and expanded the brand via social networking and marketing strategies.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BFA
Interior Design
4

Freelance Event Planner

  • Identify objectives and organize events from conception to completion for business, private, and intimate events, and develop/manage budgets accordingly
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train staff to assist with projects
  • Project management and development of budgets, venue selections, themes, creative designs, menus, video, sound, marketing materials, brochures, sponsorship letters, and invitations
  • Exceed client's expectations by delivering each event under budget while utilizing time management skills, multi-tasking, and adhering to strict time constraints
  • Contract negotiation, and oversee event activities to ensure compliance, and maintain 100% customer satisfaction
  • Saved clients average of 10-25% in expenses on each project
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
20
years
at this job
AS
Computer Science And Programming
BS
Business Administration And Management, Minor: Organizational Leadership - Valedictorian
5

Freelance Event Planner/consultant

  • Coordinated staged award presentation, speaker panel, and reception for 250 guests
  • Arranged furniture rentals, floral arrangements, catering, staffing, seating, audio-visual needs, and site partnership with Barnard College Events.
  • Managed all logistics, deliveries, set-up, breakdown and pick-up of all event-related products, contracts and services.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
C
Arts Administration
BA
English And Art History
6

Freelance Event Planner

  • Assisted in seamlessly following minute-to-minute timelines for bridal parties, vendors, and guest
  • Managed set-up for multiple locations at one time
  • Abided by all city and venue restrictions while still ensuring a satisfied client
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
AA
Social Sciences
BA
Marriage And Family Studies
7

Freelance Event Planner

Contract event planner during the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl. Acted as a liaison for the Sport Event pre game festivities held at the Indiana State Museum for 1400 guests.

  • Client interaction to execute pre game event needs.
  • Organized and managed arrival of Paula Deen’s cooking performance.
  • Managed correspondence with on-site sponsor arrivals and needs.
  • Coordinated research and confirming of vendors.
  • Supported team with executing day of event production schedule.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Sport Management
8

Freelance Event Planner

  • Meet with clients to capture their specific needs, objectives and budget constraints.
  • Oversees contracted team of event contributors/vendors.
  • Develop on the spot contingency plans during adverse weather conditions.
  • Assisted in originating, creating and publishing the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of “Vivah – A Journey from Engagement to Marriage” South Asian Wedding Directory for the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia markets.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Management
9

Freelance Event Planner

  • Coordinates, produces and executes all aspects of corporate events, bridal and baby showers, social gatherings, birthday parties.
  • Planned a wedding with over 250 guests in attendance
  • Organized baby and bridal showers with over 50+ guests
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Public Relations
10

Freelance Event Planner

Provide my services to clients who want to create destination events, whether they are weddings, cruises, corporate retreats, lunches and dinner meetings. (Planned 47 events in 2014)

  • Help clients create a budget, theme, menu selection, hotel and transportation negotiations, site inspections, audiovisuals needs, speaker kit preparations, create RFP's and during corporate event make sure their ROI is what they are looking for, as well as, invite and RSVP guests, make sure room set up is correct and gifts to guest are in hotel rooms or left at the guest cars.
  • Coordinate communication and answer all questions, as well as, take care of all details that may arise during any event. Provide meetings and reports with follow up on progress and timelines for each event.
  • Manage and maintain all budgets, vendors' relations and staff trained.
  • When needed close out all accounts payable and take down of equipment and signage.
  • Work with vendors so that my client gets the best rates and discounts.
  • Train all personnel on customer service expected on each event and inform them of all the information they will need to provide any answers and services to any need that may arise.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts

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