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For those who want to have a great event but don’t have the time, talent, or inclination to plan it on their own, a professional event planner is the obvious choice. In my experience I have found there tends to be a couple of different kinds of clients.
One thing both kinds of clients have in common is that they absolutely do not want to plan the event themselves.
Enter the event planner. I personally do not have a preference which type of client I am dealing with, neither should any planner. If a client has a specific list of wants, it is our job to make sure that list is executed. If they have few to no ideas, then we as professionals should be able to draw on our expertise and experience to come up with a list of things to make their event successful.
When some think of hiring a planner, they tend to think of large scale events such as weddings and corporate functions. While professional planners are essential to those events, we can also be helpful with smaller scale events . My company, A2D Events, has planned numerous birthday parties, baby and bridal showers and the like. We plan those for parties of any size with the same zeal and attention to detail that we would a corporate event for 300 guests. Our motto for every size event is the same, “We do all the work so you can enjoy being the host.”
The stress levels in self-planning events can be high. Every host wants their event to not only look wonderful but to run smoothly and go off without a hitch. Sometimes in making sure that happens, you may feel like you have no time to actually enjoy the event yourself. That is a key place where an event planner can help. They become the point person instead of you. They handle all the aspects leading up to the event and can also handle anything that would come up the day of. That leaves you free to mingle with your guests with the assurance that everything is taken care of.
Cost is one of the things I hear most as a concern for hiring a planner. I always tell people to think honestly about the amount they spend when they plan an event themselves. Factoring in the time spent gathering items from different locations, picking up and preparing food, making and installing decorations and all the other small things that go into a successful event. A lot of times the cost can end up being more than you think. Event planners have experience, expertise, and vendor connections that work in their clients benefit. They use those things to ensure best pricing, and great results.
If you have ever thought of hiring a planner for an event I’m sure you will have questions up front about specifics and expectations, any professional should be happy to answer them for you. In the meantime her e is a list of FAQ’s for event planners over at our site: http://www.a2deventdecor.com/frequently-asked-questions/