A Day in the Life of an Event Planner
There is always something happening at Frogbridge. Whether it is a corporate event or a school picnic, we have several masterminds behind these amazing occasions. Scott Gersten, our Special Event Planner, has been in the business for well over 10 years. Even though his schedule is different depending on the day, Scott wouldn’t have it any other way.
Q: What do you do exactly at Frogbridge?
“I work with prospective clients. I show them what we offer, our facility, menu selections, entertainment, and everything else that makes Frogbridge so great. I also oversea all of our on-site catering.”
Q: Can you take us through a typical day for you?
“My days range depending on the season. But first, I talk to my assistant to check to see what’s on my calendar and listen to any voicemails. Then I get prepared for any meetings I may have that day. The rest of my day usually consist of working with new or ongoing clients, working with Chef Will on our menu or even a few tastings with clients. It really depends on the day.”
Q: What is your favorite part about your job?
“I really like to work with people and build personal relationships with our clients.”
Q: What type of event do you like to plan most at Frogbridge?
“I always enjoy planning larger events because that usually means a bigger budget and we can offer more food and event options. However, I also like planning smaller events with more unique themes.”
Q: What is one thing every good event planner must do?
“They must have a good rapport with their clients as well as have a lot of experience. It is also important to have a good understanding of the needs of the client and use that to create their event.”
Q: What would you recommend to anyone planning an event without an event planner?
“Before you do anything, speak to other people who had their event at the venue you are looking at. Be detail orientated and make sure that when you do pick a place, you really have a strong understanding of what they are promising you.”
Q: Do you have any advice for anyone trying to break into the event planning field?
“It is a great way to go but you must be willing to work weekends.”