7 myths about the role of an event planner
“What’s the point of hiring an event planner? It’s going to cost me more, it’s going to steal my enjoyment of planning, and I can only manage with my partner and friends anyway.” It’s normal not to know all the benefits an event planner brings you. That’s why we’re here to overturn preconceptions about their role in planning your special day.
There are many myths about event planning. So we’re going to introduce you to some of them to bring more clarity about this job.
1. Anyone can be an event planner
While it’s true that you can plan your own event, it doesn’t mean the job is as easy as it sounds. An event planner has to tactfully and skillfully manage every problem that may arise along the way.
2. Event planners only work on big events
Regardless of the size of your event, a planner can help you stay within budget and choose the most suitable suppliers.
3. Event planning is a very easy and fun job
One of the most common misconceptions is that an event planner has fun at parties, tastings and networking with important people. In reality it is a very stressful job that requires very good communication skills, high resistance to stress and a developed ability to solve unexpected problems in a very short time. Even when a planner attends an event, they have to make sure that everything goes according to plan, after a full day of working on preparing the venue.
4. Event planner and wedding planner are synonymous
Although weddings are very common events in an event planner’s portfolio, there’s more to the job than weddings. A planner can also organize christenings, parties, marriage proposals, and corporate events such as conferences or product launches.
5. An event planner will make my event less personal
One of the fears you may have is that your vision will be altered by the planner. But his role is to guide you in choosing the right suppliers and details according to your preferences. He’s also there to help you manage the unexpected. The final decisions will always be yours.
6. Hiring an event management company is an unprofitable extra cost
You might be tempted to say that your budget will be affected by an event planner’s commission. The reality is that they help you save money by finding the best ways to allocate your budget and through established relationships with trusted suppliers.
7. You don’t need a contingency plan
You might tend to think that if you organize everything in detail you can foresee all situations. Unfortunately, there’s always going to be a situation you haven’t thought of that can throw your plans off track. That’s why it’s good to have an event planner on hand to handle these situations. That way, you’ll be stress-free on the day of the event.
The job of an event planner is not effortless and it’s certainly not just about going to parties. Their role is very valuable in the planning process and can bring you many advantages. As well as being able to advise you on the harder choices you need to make and offer you their experience and expertise to deal with unforeseen problems, they also help you save money by sticking to your budget and making the most of the relationships they’ve already established with suppliers.
If you haven’t yet found an event management company to work with, we can arrange a meeting to get to know each other. Contact us via the form on the website or by phone. And if you want to get an idea of what your event might look like, you can check out our portfolio and the boards on Pinterest.