As a beauty planner( makeup/beauty pro and event planner) I seem to be writing more on just makeup and beauty. I think its time I balance up on here.
• You need another ‘eye’
In planning an event, you have something envisaged. How the hall should be. The colors you love. The amount of people you want to invite, the kind of music you want….yadi yadi yadi ya! You need a professional eye to bring the pieces together. Give suggestions and possible corrections.
Planning an event could be time consuming as well as stressful. Apart from physically having to run around for event venues, meeting up with the caterer or D.J, you could get mentally stressed out. You planner does all that for you. All you need to do is give instructions and he/she takes care of it all while you go about your regular activities.
• You save money!
On no! You thought wrong!
The event planner actually saves you money! Here is how it works. Your planner is working with your budget, so he/she is out looking for the best at the most affordable price. Most times we planners charge our fee based on the budget. So, be it the vendoring, outsourcing or fee charge; we stick to the budget and get the job done!
• You have a more organised and top notch event
Quality event planners add that professionalism and sophistication to the event. They know the best vendors, retailers or service providers and cant adequately translate your dreams and visions into reality.
Everything would be organised and in proper place. You are sure your guest would be properly catered for and you have value for your money.
• You are happy in the end
Get someone who can see what you are seeing. I mean understanding your vision. There ought to be goal congruence and effective communication is key.
Learn to trust your planner but still let him or her know that there are high expectations. It gives some form of confidence to your planner as well as a sense of responsibility to exceed/beat expectations.
One question I feel you may have at the back of your mind is how to tell a good planner from a terrible one. Well that should not be too hard. A 5-minute conversation should tell you how much of an organiser the person is.
If you need more convinction, a week should tell you if he or she is ready to get the job done. You do not have to chase your planner around to get things done and such lazy and mediocre planners are not so hard to detect!
Contact/contract the planner on time. As much as you can; do not wait for the last minute to get a planner. A beautiful event does not happen within the blink of an eye. 🙂
You can reach me on +2347088314342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your event needs 🙂