Event planning is a field where creativity, organization, attention to detail, and networking is key. Event planners often have their hands filled with crafting functions for diverse clientele. From college graduation celebratory dinners to COVID safe family-reunions, event planners are greeted with broad requests yet, they ensure that each event is planned out perfectly. In addition to having tons of requests most event planners also are responsible for securing venues, caterers, staying in budget, sourcing vendors and finding photography. One organization that has created an easier way for black event planners and event vendors to stay connected with one another and to make the event planning process easier is The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals.
Formed the summer of 2020 during the uprising of Black Lives Matter and to give a voice to Black Professionals in the event planning industry, The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals (NSBWEP) is the non-profit national organization by Tara Melvin. Tara Melvin is also an event planner herself. She is confident and loyal and has also seen success in the event planning sector. From Founder & Producer of The Signature CEO Conference to being included in the 2020 BizBash 500 Most Influential Event Professionals, Ms. Melvin is also a well-known event planner of Perfect Planning Events.
The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals
The NSBWEP is perfect for any wedding/event professionals who wants to build relationships with other seasoned wedding/event professional who are seeking growth opportunities or looking for reassurance and accountability in this field. Members of this specific organization are knowledgeable in all areas of event creation and can expect to learn more to grow their own business. Businesses and peers are capable of joining NSBWEP by applying online to obtain a Business Membership and/or Peer Membership.
Once a member into this club, one can expect to be provided with tons of resources, motivational speaking, advice, mentors, and most of all confidence in event planning. Whether it’s DJs and caterers or cake designers and cocktail gurus, the National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals serves as a registry for all things event worthy and gives you insight on finding the best of the best from our own community.