Folks getting married: Listen up - this is especially applicable to you! However, the same principles apply for any event.
Events can be exciting and fun. It can also be overwhelming and stressful. Good news, it doesn’t have to be!
Some things to thinking about when you’re planning an event or wedding:
· Do you enjoying planning?
· Are you a good coordinator?
· How much time do you want to dedicate to the fine details of the event?
· Do you want to be completely hands on or hands off?
· When the event is taking place do you want to enjoy it?
Overall, the best way to host an event is to understand your strengths, the time you can commit, and, most importantly, your desire to do so. Here are some guidelines to help you determine what is best for you:
Event & Wedding Planners
Full-service event and wedding planners will take care of everything. Whether you want to be hands off, don’t have the time, or are looking for more creativity and support, hiring a planner is your best option. They will oversee from start to finish every detail. If you want to be hands off this is great. However, this does not mean you won’t be involved. A planner with still work closely with you to make sure your vision and dream for your event or wedding comes true. They will put your thoughts into action and turn it into a reality. As always, your planner will work with you to work within your budget to take care of all the nitty-gritty details like catering, entertainment, rentals, etc. This option is best for you to sit back and “enjoy YOUR show” with your guests.
Event & Wedding Coordinators
Event and wedding coordinators will help you execute everything that has been planned for your event. This option is best if you are a good planner, have the time to plan, are creative, and enjoy getting into all the details. Not to be underestimated, coordinators still hold all the knowledge that a planner has. Even if you will be working out all the details, the sooner you hire a coordinator the better! They can help point you in the right direction to help keep you within budget and on track. They can also help find you the best value for the services and items you need for your event with their network of trusted vendors. They also provide a great set of eyes to help you review your details, timeline and contracts. As your event nears, your coordinator will step in to make sure everything runs smoothly. You’ve already done all the heavy lifting, so take a step back and enjoy it!