Amanda Propst

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: The Chateau
Company/Organization website:
Destination: Cambridge, IA
Timeframe: Summer 2018
Advisor/Coordinator Email:


Everyday I come in and look at the check sheet list and do what I need to get down for the day. Not everyday or every week is the same. If we have two weddings in one week we will have a lot more to do then if we just have one wedding during the weekend. Mondays I usually clean up from the previous weekend and make sure that everything looks good for the week coming. Tuesday we take inventory of what we have and what we need. Usually one intern and I will go and buy the needed item at Sam's Club, Walmart or even Target. Also, sometimes we set up the reception room and it depends on what is going on will depend if we set it up or not. Thursday we will set things up if we did not already do it Tuesday. Also Thursday we make sure things are clean and ready to go for a Friday wedding or the Saturday wedding. Saturday I clean anything that has not been cleaned or stock the bar if not already done. I also have to make sure that they thank you card is placed in the bridal suite is ready to go.


I have learned a lot from this organization such as organization skills, how to decorate tables, how the organization is run through many different websites and being able to spot things that need to be fixed before the guest arrive. I have learned how to make sure things are clean and ready to go. I learned that the longer you put things off the more stressful it will be later.

What advice would you give?

Take a step back and watch and listen to what is going on. Do not stand to far back because you need to be doing everything that you can hands on for your own learning purposes. Make sure to have fun with it because it will fly by to fast. I would suggest to ask a lot of question and write things down so later you will remember everything that you have learned.

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