05 Mar Dang, My Feet Hurt!
No one ever limped their way to success and executing an event can be brutal on the feet. As an experienced Event Planner, I can tell you first hand that these dogs will start barking if not properly cared for in advance. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the phrase, “Girl, my feet are hurting!” while executing an event. This is a common problem in the Event Planning industry due to the long hours that we must work on our feet. Today’s installment is going to provide you with some options to prevent and relieve tired, achy feet.
Rule numero uno in the Event Planning game is to ensure that your shoes are comfortable. Sometimes we sacrifice our feet in the name of fabulosity, however, if you do not want a foot salad filled with painful corns and bunions I would advise the following:
Invest in a good pair of shoes that support your feet. There are tons of things where I pinch a penny, but I do not hold out when it comes to a pair of stylish, well-made shoes. In order to pick the best shoes, you need to know your feet. Are you flat-footed, do you have weak arches, do you have wide feet, narrow feet? Answering these questions will point you in the right direction when it comes to shoe shopping.
Once you have found a great pair of shoes, you can further ensure long hours of comfort by investing in some Dr. Scholl shoe inserts. They have a line of inserts that can be customized to your foot type (as previously discussed). This will garner the extra support needed after busting your tail for 15 hours straight at an event.
Lastly, after an event, take the time to pamper your feet with a spa grade pedicure and massage. I find the warm wax treatments to be absolutely heavenly and they rejuvenate my feet!
Without your feet you would not be the spectacular Event Planner that you are! Your feet deserve the utmost respect and care. How do you keep foot salads and sore feet at bay when executing and event? Do you have a pair of shoes that you swear by? The world wants to know, so leave a comment below!
DON’T FORGET: Download a copy of my eBook titled, So You Want to Be an Event Planner; It’s Not All Glitz and Glamour at www.thewynningexperience.com. It’s a must have for those who are curious about this industry and want to know if this career is indeed the one for them.
As always, WE would like to wish you the best in all that you do! This is Allyson Wynn signing off and may all your events be a “Wynning Experience”!