We love doing everything ourselves mainly because we have a general distrust of experts. We think we know better and this often leads to a disaster. You may have decided to do things on your own all the time but when it comes to an event, you must take the back seat and let an event planner handle everything. A good event planner will make your event the most memorable occasion of your life.

Here are 10 reasons why you should hire an event planner:

  • Everything will be according to your choice

If your biggest concern about event planners is that they set up everything according to their choice, you’re wrong. The first step in event planning is listening to the client. All you have to do is explain everything to your event planner and get rid of all your worries about bringing your ideas into reality. Because that’s exactly what your event planner will be doing.

  • You will be saving money

A general misconception about event planners is that they cost you more money. In reality, an event planner will be saving your money. Because of their vast experience in the field, event planners have plenty of contacts with event services and can hire the best caterers, cameramen, transporters while getting you a discount at the same time. Event planners also know where not to waste the money unlike the rest of us who general do not have any experience in planning an event.

  • Decision on venue

‘Is it safe in the current weather? Is it too difficult to reach there? Does it fit the client’s requirements?’ These are some of the questions that go through an event planner’s mind before choosing a location for your event. Inexperienced people like us may ignore one or two of these questions or we may not even think about them at all and end up choosing a seemingly nice but totally unsuitable location for our event.

  • Pictures

Whether it’s a business event or a personal one, you want it to be special. You want it to stay fresh in your memory forever and for that, you want lots of pictures. But you cannot know for sure the kind of light that will be necessary for your event. That’s where your event planner comes in. Only a good event planner can perfectly guide the people setting up lighting. And good lighting means good pictures.

  • Protecting you from a catering disaster

You can hire the best caterers in the city and still run into problems on the day of the event. Maybe the food was not sufficient for your guests or the serving style was not according to your satisfaction. The reason behind that? You hadn’t dealt with caterers before. But your event planner has, on many occasions. They know the right way to communicate with caterers to make sure nothing is amiss on the day of the event.

  • Magically transforming your venue

A venue once selected is not the final product. A lot of work needs to be put into making it suitable for your event. Event planners, after having done so on numerous occasions, know exactly what a venue needs. They transform it according to the theme of your event. Whether it’s a formal evening or a casual gathering, an event planner will get the location decorated accordingly.

  • Selecting the right event services for you

During the course of planning your event, an event planner will also be helping you in hiring the best event services for your occasion. Whether it’s the transportation service, florists, cameramen, or a DJ, you can count on your event planner to give you the best advice on who should you choose from a list of options.

  • Managing your budget

All you have to do is to tell your event planner your budget and they’ll take care of everything from there on. They’ll keep a record of all the bills, make sure everything gets handled within the budget, review all the bills after the event, and release the payments. All of this might sound simple enough but most of us overspend on the mart; we can never work within the budget on a huge occasion. Which is why the smart decision would be to let your event planner handle everything.

  • Monitoring everything

An event planner will coordinate with the on-site staff to make sure everything gets done perfectly. Even during the event, the event planner will monitor everything to make sure things go according to the wishes of the client and the satisfaction of their guests. In this way, hiring an event planner will save a lot of your time and you’ll be able to enjoy your event tension free.

  • Handling emergency situation

Maybe at the last minute you decide to change the timing of the event or you finally make up with angry relatives and realise that you have 20 more guests. You won’t be able to make these hasty changes yourself. But event planners are equipped to handle such last minute changes in the plan and can accommodate the client’s wishes easily. They’ll be on site to handle emergency situations during the event because a client may forget to mention some of the details.

So, the next time you have an event coming up, instead of doing things on your own and ruining your important occasion, hire a good event planner to make it extraordinary.

Source : dailytimes.com.pk