Don’t suffer these pitfalls! The Top 10 Things a Good Event Planner Can Save You from Suffering.
A good event planner knows the snags you may not know about, and the planner is always prepared to accommodate them. Here are the 10 major headaches a great planner can help you avoid:
- Scheduling can be difficult. Some venues are booked 16 months in advance! A good planner knows the availability of venues and can help you find the best one for your vision.
- Some venues have surprising requirements. Some may not allow alcohol or certain kinds of decorations, and depending on the size of the event, a security presence is often required. A good planner knows which venues have special requirements, and can ask the right questions to the right people to ensure everything is covered.
- Sometimes an insurance rider is necessary for a venue rental. If you haven’t obtained that rider, the rental might be canceled after it’s too late to find a back-up location.
- If you lack industry knowledge, you may miss out on the perfect venue and vendors for your special day.
- The budget can quickly balloon out of control! If you don’t know the possible price range of items and their rental fees, you may have to scale back and rework the design of your event after planning has begun.
- Weddings financed by parents can have hidden problems. There may be a disagreement between the aesthetic desires of the couple to-be and their paying parents. A good event planner can mediate between the couple and their parents, and can help find a compromise that works within their budget.
- Vendors can take advantage of new and unsuspecting clients. Working with a planner who has a long-standing relationship with vendors will ensure that you’re getting the best value at the best price.
- It can be impossible to juggle your day-to-day life with the number of calls and callbacks needed to put everything in place. Working with a planner eliminates the headache of previewing, selecting, and scheduling all vendors necessary for a successful and stress-free event.
- There can be last-minute surprises! Not only do you need an efficient timeline for scheduling vendors, you also need to plan for contingencies! A good planner has back-up plans should anything fall through at the eleventh hour.
Exhaustion at the Event
- If you’re burning the candle at both ends to coordinate the event, then you and your family may not be able to enjoy it when it happens. A planner will let you relax and enjoy the event with all of your guests.