A good event planner is really worth their weight in gold. It is common to say ‘what you don’t know won’t hurt you’, but that is so far from the truth when it comes to having a good event planner.
Here are the top 4 reasons to hire an event planner:
#4 – Value over Cost
Most people focus on the bottom line or the amount of money that an event planner will add to the cost of your event. The planner is typically one of the first items to be cut from the budget in an effort to get other items that will be more aesthetically pleasing or better eatin’! However, I urge you to strongly reconsider the family member who thinks that they can handle this responsibility simply because they enjoy it.
Event planning is not only a skill, but an art. I hope that you would not place $30,000 (average cost of a wedding) in the hands of a relative and trust that they would invest it wisely, when you know they don’t possess the knowledge, skills, or abilities to invest properly. Then why would your wedding (or event) be handled any differently?
Proper budgeting is very important, but you must also consider the value that each item adds to the wedding or event. Event planners can provide cost effective suggestions to help you save in multiple areas of your budget so that you do not have to completely eliminate something that you have always dreamed of. Event Planners are also able to leverage relationships with vendors to get you greater deals, which can add up to significant savings.
#3 – Time is Money
As we all know, “time is money”! Planning an event takes a great deal of time, especially when you are not experienced. An event planner allows you to focus on making money and being most productive on your day job or own business…which enables you to possibly earn more while your event planner tends to the details of your epic event.
#2 – Knowledge is Power!
You may have been dreaming of this day since you were a little girl (or boy) and you want it to be exactly how you envisioned it. An event planner can equip you with the latest trends, best color combinations, newest venue, cost-savings, and other best practices that could enhance your big day and transform your dreams into a reality!
#1 – No Worries…We Have Your Back!
In the world of event planning, experience really is the best teacher. Crisis management is inevitable! We are relying on people to execute our “perfect plans” and it does not always go according to plan!
Having an event planner by your side to coach you through critical decisions or even take ownership of the situation is key. Especially on the day of the event, if and when a hiccup arises, your focus should be on building relationships and making lasting memories instead of putting out fires. Having a capable event planner will allow you to relax, knowing that you and your guests can continue to enjoy yourselves. Elsewhere, behind the scenes, your “fire marshal” (event planner) ensures that everything does not crash and burn.
After all, on your special day, it should be all about you and your guests. Hiring the right event planner allows you to mingle with your family and friends and enjoy yourself while your event planner handles the details. The value that an event planner adds is truly priceless.
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