“Work with qualified professionals on your event team. They have years of experience to contribute to you on your first event. Acknowledge yourself for the client relationship you created. Celebrate your successes while planning and once you complete your event. We’ve all been there with you on a first-time experience.” Carol Moxam, author and lifestyle leadership coach, Life Is a Special Event, Oakville, Canada “Build a strong team of vendors that you trust and who like each other.