Archive for October, 2009
It’s that time of year when many of us want to host a festive party for the upcoming holidays, or maybe throw a milestone celebration, either way, it can be a challenging and daunting task. However, if you hire a professional event planner, this stress can be minimized greatly, saving you time and money. Once you’ve made the decision to hire an event planner, here are a few tips to make your event memorable and most of all enjoyable for you!
Communication-A great event planner should be a very good listener, one who is able to identify what you, request of her or him. Your requests may be very detailed or more vague, either way, the event planner you hire should be able to fully understand what is being asked of her or him. There are many different details to an event, effective communication is essential, and you’ll want to make sure that everything is covered, a great event planner knows this and will ensure that these details are conveyed to you.
Budget-Establishing a budget is one of the first task an event planner should be asking of you. Some clients don’t exactly know what they want, or how much they want to spend in their event. Budget management for any event is key, and requires great communication between you and your event planner. A great event planner can explain in detail the costs of such items as: food, beverages, rental equipment, entertainment, etc.
Alleviate Stress-Your event planner should have the ability to handle unexpected issues smoothly and professionally. Generally, things will go smoothly for your event, however, if something unexpected does come up, you’ll want to be working with someone who stays calm under pressure, who is professional and one who can get things back on track.
Time Management-You’ll most likely be working with a deadline of some sort, your event planner should have the time management and organizational skills necessary to keep every detail of your event on schedule. A comprehensive and agreeable timeline is an imperative piece to your event, this will enable you and your event planner to be accountable for tasks that need to be completed.
Creative-Creativity is something a great event planner is born with, she or he should be able to come to you with ideas that maybe you haven’t thought of. Ideas that will make your event different, dynamic and unforgettable. You’ll want to work with someone who is innovative, inspiring and artistic, someone who can imagine things you didn’t think possible.
Your special occasion should be enjoyable through all of the planning stages, from the beginning creative stages to the final implementation. It takes a great event planner to alleviate stress and ensure that you will enjoy and remember your event for years to come. After all,isn’t that why you hired an event planner in the first place?