Special Occasion Planner

Whether it’s planning a wedding, anniversary, quinceañera, or other special occasion, this course will help students learn the necessary tools to get started in being a Special Occasion Planner. Not looking for a career in special occasion planning but just looking for information on how to plan that special occasion yourself this course can help with that too. Learn all the ins and outs to make that special day on your own.

Core Coursework

TRVM 1091Getting Started in Special Occasion Planning12
TRVM 1091Planning the Special Occasion12
TRVM 1091Logistics of the Special Occasion12
TRVM 1091Coordination the Day of the Special Occasion12
TRVM 1091Evaluation after the Special Occasion12
 Total Coursework60

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Please contact Heather: 972-761-6716, or
email: heathery@dcccd.edu

Getting Started in Special Occasion Planning

Overview of special occasion planning identifying the key points in planning a special occasion such as the actual planning, the logistics, coordination the day of and post evaluation after the special occasion. Along with this the student will be able to identify and develop the business aspects involved in starting their own special occasion planning business.

Planning the Event

All successful events start with a plan. A special event is an organized activity, incorporating many elements, so a plan helps you stay organized and includes all the details necessary to make your event a success. The elements that go into a plan for a special event of any type include determining your objectives, identifying your audience, and conducting research.


Logistics refers to working out everything involved in selecting and developing the right type of event to achieve your objectives. Even if you are organizing a simple meeting, the selection of the location, timing and date, speakers, and activities are all crucial decisions that influence the ultimate outcome.

Event-Day Coordination

Now you are ready to execute the plan you have developed. Event-day coordination involves executing the event plan and making sure everything goes as planned. As coordinator, it is the event manager’s job to be the point person responsible for the coordination of all activities. That could be as simple as arriving at the meeting room early and making sure officers are there and ready to give officer reports, or as complex as orchestrating the details for a crowd of attendees at a banquet. Event managers need to be good team leaders, good listeners, and good communicators. Other elements of event-day coordination include programming, atmosphere, and staffing.

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