Whether it’s a wedding, a birthday, a bat mitzvah, or a company party, it is critical to stay organized while planning and preparing for an event. Needless to say, party planning is not everyone’s cup of tea, which is why sometimes it’s critical to leave it to the pros. Hiring an event planner can open up your world of opportunities when it comes to making your event exciting and different. However, not all event planners are created equally; some qualities in event planners are severely lacking, which can ultimately lead to your party winding up a total disaster. When choosing the best event planner, there are certain qualities that one should look for. Here are some tips of things to look for when searching for the best party planner:
Because we aren’t all inherently party-planning experts, it is expected that not everything can go according to plan. This might mean that half of our guests could cancel their RSVP, or at the last minute more guests are being added to the list. It is an event planner’s job to go with the flow and make the event a success, no matter the adversity. Party planners should have a range of resources they can turn to in case of emergencies. Therefore, when hiring an event planner, you should always ask them how they face such challenges, and how they may handle a similar situation under pressure. The most important thing is that they remain accommodating to their client, and offer solutions to problems that alleviate his or her burden of stress.
Well-organized and professional
Typically it goes without saying that any company you hire for a service should be professional and well organized; unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. It is important to take into consideration what previous clients have to say about the event planner in question: do they have a reputation for professionalism? Can they organize an event on a strict time limit and budget? Successful event planning should rely on a company or team of individuals who has experience in the industry, particularly with managing other companies and people who will contribute something to the event. For instance, it is the event planner’s responsibility to manage time constraints of the event, but also to manage vendors, caterers, performers, or distributors who will add other services.
Range of services and options
Accomplished event planners offer solutions to some of the bigger questions for their clients. For instance, if you need help coming up with a theme for your party or event, an event planner can provide you with a list of potential themes that they can easily access tools and resources for. For instance, if you would like to plan a casino night, your planner should be able to help you nail down games, tables and chairs, food, entertainment, and decor that will add to the overall atmosphere of the night, transporting your guests into a Vegas-inspired wonderland. When these tasks are left up to someone who is unfamiliar with the options available, disappointment is often the result. Be sure to ask your party planner for a list of party themes, vendors, and other resources that they frequently collaborate with. This will give you an idea of the range of services and options they provide for their clients.
The experts at Creative Event Services
Party planning is not as simple as one might think, and successful party planning is even more difficult to achieve. Creative Event Services, serving mainly Boston, Hartford, and New York areas, provides clients with party-planning solutions that are unique, luxurious, and will make your event stand out from others. Our party planning experts are familiar with the typical challenges of event planning, and they have knowledge and expertise on how to problem-solve under even the most difficult circumstances. By nature and intent, we are: flexible, accommodating, highly organized, professional, and know the ins and outs of the event-planning industry, giving us a wide range of services and creative options for our clients to choose from. With hundreds of events under our belt, we have planned for corporations, family parties, weddings, and much more—we’ve seen it all! For more information on how we can make your event a success, contact us directly through our website, or sign up for our newsletter.