#6: Updated Information: Regarding the Industry and Current Trends
The meeting and events industry, catering service industry, and wedding industry are robust and ever-changing! But, for a planner that loves hearing about trends and stays up-to-date insures for the opportunity to keep your business events current.
#7: No Day-of Coordination Necessary
You cannot and should not coordinate your own wedding day, or event day. This is the day that all of your hard work will pay off and you should be able to enjoy it with your guests. When a bride or other client attempts to coordinate he, or she is often stressed while running around putting out fires that the planner could easily diffuse or prevent. If this does not sound convincing enough, then just consider the fact that you should be 100% focused on the fun while leaving the rest to your planner.
#8: Assistance and a Friend
Often people think that they can have family, friends, or co-workers help with the planning process but a professional is really the key. Family, friends, or colleagues that will attend the event should do just that, attend the event and aid in support as needed. However, a planner can be the go-to person and someone to bounce ideas off of, like a friend. Your planner will also help narrow your ideas to keep a consistent brand or vision so that the entire event is uniform.
#9: Details Accounted For
Do you sometimes have a hard time accounting for details, or do younormally forget things? Well a planner will help you by creating detailed logistics, travel accommodations for guests, and RSVP handling. We have found that beauty is in the details, so rather that is providing a welcome for you, executives, or providing an idea for a special thank you to sponsors, great planners are well worth it!
#10: Someone to Make All of Your Calls and Lead Meetings
The planning of a large or small detailed event takes a lot of time and organization, something that a planner has both of. There are key components of running a successful meeting that a planner is used to doing. Think about the fact that if you did not hire a planner you would have to schedule all tastings, meetings with vendors, scout all venues, and much more. But a perk to having a planner is that he or she will make the calls, schedule and facilitate the meetings, and help with venue scouting from a place of deep knowledge.
BONUS - #11: Bring You Cost Savings
Every client likes to make the most of his or her money rather it is a mid-sized budget, or unlimited, planners can negotiate on prices. An advantage of having a planner is that he or she has relationships with vendors that allow her to get special discounts. The bigger advantage is that a planner will help you save money from avoiding costly mistakes. The planner works to make sure that the client can afford all of the services being provided so that the ending bill is not a surprise.