Intrepid Museum Programs and Exhibitions
Rainbow Band
Donate Now
Home > Host an Event > April 2015 > Top Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Event Planners
Top Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Event Planners
Behind the Scenes with Intrepid Museum’s Special Events
Special Events Staff
Welcome to the After Party by the Intrepid Museum’s Special Events Team. Here we’ll give you a look behind the velvet ropes at one of the most exceptional venues in New York, and we’ll tell you what’s catching our eye in the industry and beyond. Just like our events, each of us has a unique style. We’ll be giving you the good, the bad and the outrageously inspiring from our life aboard the ship. Join us for the After Party!
Posted: 4/7/2015 4:26:23 PM

By Emily Embler

1. Event planners are not morning people.
2. They can make even the toughest and most frustrating event look flawlessly executed. It takes a lot for good event planners to lose their cool, even when disaster strikes.
3. Event planners are “yes” people. They love the thrill of taking a crazy idea and finding ways to make it happen. Crane a pickup truck onto the port side aircraft elevator? Sure. Host the X-Men Academy, where people attempt flying and electrocuting themselves for fun? No problem.
4. It’s a win when they eat lunch before 4:00pm. Between site visits, logistics meetings and proposals, when do they have the time?
5. There are many different types of event planners. Certified meeting professionals, in-house planners for venues (like us), destination management companies, corporate event planners and wedding planners. One of the biggest things they all have in common? They love being able to plan events.