Last month I met with a client to discuss planning her and her husbands 50th birthday. I immediately got excited about the idea of planning a party such a monumental year in person life. The fact that it was a couple made even more exciting. We met for breakfast and talked about a variety of things before we began discussing her vision for her party. It’s important to take time to establish rapport and get to know your potential clients, it makes the process go a lot smoother. She began to tell me all the things she wanted from the type of decorations to the type of atmosphere she wanted. I already a few spots in mind that I thought she would like before we met. After meeting her and hearing her describe her vision I knew the 3 places I had in mind would work. Now that I had more information about the party such as number of attendees, date options, budget and time, phase 1 was complete. My team and I will move into phase 2 of planing this birthday party by contacting all the venues and checking their availability and setting up a time four our client to view each venue option.