Katelyn Werning

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Honey + Joy Events
Company/Organization website: https://honeyandjoyevents.com
Destination: Ankeny, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer 2023
Advisor/Coordinator Email: jbeyer@iastate.edu


Organizing the warehouse Cleaning rental items (chargers, flatware, candles, etc.) Taking inventory of rental items Packing + unpacking rental items for each event Assemble stationery items (menus, place cards, invites, etc.) Learn to use HJE software programs (Canva, AislePlanner, Homebase, etc) Fold napkins Sort and organize flatware Assist with custom-built projects for each event Assist with set up and tear down Exhibit a positive attitude and come to events ready to work Shadow a lead planner + assist with the day of coordination Orchestrate ceremony processional and recessional Follow the wedding day timeline + complete tasks on time Check-in with vendors throughout the day Load + unload the Uhaul Light candles in ceremony + reception spaces Snap behind-the-scenes videos/photos on event day Promote Honey + Joy Events on social media and throughout the community


Being asked to come back to work part time after I completed my internship was my greatest accomplishment.

Learning experience

I have learned so much but the greatest lesson I have learned is how to be successful in the wedding industry.

What advice would you give?

My advice would be to be open to every opportunity that you have. Say yes to every opportunity you can to help you learn more.

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