Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an event stylist?
Well yes, our work deals with creating and designing events, as well as sourcing new and beautiful products. We spend our time styling and arranging lots of fabulous decor for our delighted clients, but there is a lot more to being an event stylist than all of this excitement and pizazz.
Behind the glitz and glamour and the creative inspiration is a lot of planning and hard work. So it is time to lift the veil, put away the smoke and mirrors and give you the run down on what it is really like to be an event stylist.
THE COLD HARD FACTS OF BEING AN EVENT STYLIST
From warehouse to event site you are essentially a glorified removalist. There’s no need for gym memberships around here! If you like climbing stairs, ladders and trees, and pushing heavy trolley loads over sandy beaches in the scorching sun, then you will love being an event stylist.
When most people are resting and sleeping in on a Saturday morning, our heart rates are pounding and we are in action mode. We have strict time frames and deadlines to meet, we can’t miss a beat. Although it can be hectic, we maintain our cool and casual appearance and always get the job done!
Don’t forget that we need a constant supply of Band-Aids and liniment for all those cuts and bruises, which become part of our peak season fashion attire!
THE WEATHER WILL NEVER STOP US!
When the weather man says there’s a massive storm or heat wave on the way, we just take it in our stride, rain, hail or shine the show must go on! Working through the unexpected and sometimes harsh Sunny Coast weather conditions is a normal day at work for us.
Tradies look out of the window at the first sign of rain and say ‘I guess I’m not working today’, but an event stylist looks out the window and says ‘rain means I need to be more creative than ever before, so I can give my clients the wedding they deserve’.
HIDDEN SKILLS EVERY EVENT STYLIST REQUIRES
You heard it first here, but to be successful in the industry a few ‘out of the box’ qualifications are essential for every budding event stylist.
You must be an organisational extraordinaire, a firefighting and problem solving guru, a tree climbing ninja, a counsellor, handyman, an obsessive creative and perfection extremist, a builder and maker of crafts, and you MUST be relentlessly passionate about making people’s dreams come true.
SO WHY ARE WE STYLISTS?
Working in the event world, we meet a lot of wonderful people who share a passion for their work, which is a blessing many people don’t have in their working day. Living and working with your passion is something many people can only dream of achieving, but we do it every single day.
Sure enough, working in events is not always 100% total fun and happy sunshine, there are some routine tasks that need to be completed, and it can be very stressful at times. At the end of the day however, every event has a deadline and the nearer it draws, the more hectic it becomes and the more excited we feel. Nothing beats the feeling when an event comes to life as planned and we see the delighted smiles of our clients.
We love what we do and there is nothing more satisfying than watching the bride and groom walk into their reception with a look of awe, catch their breath and then smile delightedly at their guests.
We love being able to meet our new clients, getting to know them, their likes and dislikes, and their loves and priorities, then transforming their dreams into a visual fantasy and creating something truly amazing for them.
IT IS OUR AMAZING DESIGN AND STYLING TEAM, WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE.WHAT DO WE LOVE ABOUT OUR JOB?
- It is working for a company that is willing to invest in the best quality products on the market, allowing us to push creative boundaries and stay at the forefront of the creative wheel.
- It is working under pressure to strict deadlines, and when it all comes together, surprising our wonderful clients with a stunning design for their event.
- It is that feeling of satisfaction when we complete a design, walking away knowing we have created the ultimate setting and ambiance for our clients.
- After months of planning an event, it takes only hours to build and minutes to tear down but when we stand back and look at what our team have created, we know it’s all worth it!
- It takes a certain type of person to thrive in the events world with endless hours of planning, preparation, and problem solving going on behind the scenes.
Our job is to make it look easy, but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. We wouldn’t be able to achieve what we do without our incredible team of experts, each an integral cog in our design wheel. Some might question our sanity, but one thing is for sure, we genuinely love what we do.