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15 Things That All Event Managers Know To Be True


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1. Event day hits and you're breaking a sweat before 9 a.m.

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There isn't even caffeine involved. Yet.

2. "Fake it 'til you make it" is the mantra you swear by.


"Of course I have everything under control!"

3. When you're in planning mode and hear about dietary requirements, these are your thoughts:

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4. You live and die by the favours you can call in.


Just scratch everyone's back, really. Because somewhere down the line they'll do the same for you.

5. You absolutely dread weather forecasts.

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6. There's always that one guest who gets too drunk. / Via New Line Cinema

7. While you watch on in jealousy.

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Because you're like, technically on the clock right now.

8. That sheer panic when everyone initially arrives.

9. And the way they look at you if the food service is running late.


The stuff nightmares are made of.

10. If there's a chance something could go wrong, it probably will.

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Murphy's law.

11. People keep asking you for EVERYTHING.

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Like where the napkins/toilets/taxis/DJs are.

12. And you wish you could just stop time for a second.

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13. When the event wraps and you still have hours of work to do:

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Hashtag exhausted.

14. The complete disbelief when you actually make it home in one piece:

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15. And you feel that little bit of pride that comes with a job well done.

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Nailed it.

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