#1 You’ll Save Time
Your event planner will often take meetings for you. Why? Because there are details that you don’t have to be bothered with. Your event planner knows the ins and out of your event. At the beginning of each planning process, you’ll sit down for an intense strategy meeting so that your vision and needs are met. This means that your planner will go to the meetings with the hotel and photographer and you can get more work done, like registry shopping or a night out with your bridesmaids.
#2 You’ll Save Money
You’re probably thinking because you have to pay the event planner, you’re spending more money right? Not so. Once your planner knows your budget s/he can work with vendors to save you money on all kinds of things. Planners know which vendors would be willing to work within a particular budget and because they often have relationships with vendors already, it’s easier to ask them for those things. You’ll also have a guarantee that these are good people with quality work.
#3 You’ll Have a Better Looking Event
Event planners know that part of what makes for a great event is that it looks and feels great. There are details that experienced planners know to look for. Things like, did you know that if you angle your audience chairs a certain way, it makes them feel more involved and engaged? This is just one of the many suggestions a professional planner will share.
#4 You’ll Eat
You know what the number one thing people often forget to do? Eat. With an all day event that requires high energy and lots of moving about, it’s important to stay fueled. Too often there isn’t enough time to stop for a quick bite, or the nerves might make you so anxious you simple don’t “feel hungry.” One of the first things planners will often do is send a menu from the hotel or ask about your favorite snacks to have on hand the say of the event. S/he’ll also make sure there’s time set aside for you that day.
#5 You’ll Breathe
While you’re planning an event, doing everything yourself is a very big job. And it gets stressful. Hiring a planner, helps you breathe. You can step back, regroup and focus on the things you know the most about. You’ll also have time to enjoy the “little things” or as we would say, the moments that matter. Because someone else is handling the details of the event itself, you can be more present and focus on your guests, making them feel more comfortable. After all the event is only as successful as the host!