There is a common misconception that hiring an event planner is a luxury reserved for those with money to burn. The last thing many of us want to consider is paying someone for a service that we could “do ourselves”. My how times have changed. It is no longer as simple as ordering a cake from the nearest grocery store for your child’s birthday. The costs and intricacies associated with planning events have many people turning to coordinators for help. Event planners know the tips, tricks, and have the contacts that could actually save you money and your precious time without sacrificing the quality of your event.
I know, I know, you’re not totally convinced. Here are a items to consider:
1.) Event coordinators have built relationships with vendors whose services you will need to organize your event, and they are afforded discounts as a result of those relationships. If you were to contact the same vendor, you are likely to pay the advertised fees, which could be up to 20% more.
2.)There is never enough time to do everything you need to do, so why not allow a person that thrives on the chaos of planning an event to do the heavy lifting?
3.)You benefit from your planner’s industry knowledge and experience. Do you know who to contact for masks for your masquerade party?
4.) In the event of snaffus during your party, you have an on-site troubleshooter so you are free to be as merry as your guests.
5.) Got a budget? Your coordinator will work with you to create the event you want within your means.
The bottom line is, your planner serves as an extension of you. Whether it is a holiday party, birthday, retirement/promotion, or your club’s upcoming event, your planner is there to make sure you are able to celebrate your occasion.