WHY HIRE AN EVENT PLANNER? Q & A
WON’T A PLANNER WANT TO RUN THE WHOLE SHOW?
As professional event planners the consultants at Events by Emma will work with you to handle as much or as little of your event as you wish. After all, it is your event. The planner is there to advise you and make the event as perfect and problem free as possible.
WHY CAN’T I DO THE PLANNING MYSELF?
You certainly can do the planning yourself, and that sometimes is part of the fun. But it also can be a hassle: checking out many sources for each vendor category, making sure all the details are in place and worrying about whether you’re getting the best deal and whether everything will turn out all right. Events by Emma has the training and experience to make it all come together while you relax.
SAVES YOU VALUABLE TIME
Events by Emma clients are provided access to a portfolio of local vendors including: venues, decorators, printers, designers, photographers, caterers, florists, musicians and many more services in the event community. An event planner is your researcher who helps you to find the service professionals who will meet your timelines, needs, style, taste and most importantly your budget.
DO I NEED A CONTRACT WITH MY EVENT PLANNER?
You should have some agreement in writing. Events by Emma provides all clients with a formal service agreement. This agreement spells out fees, payments, schedules and what each of you will do.
WHAT QUALITIES SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN AN EVENT PLANNER?
You should be comfortable with the person. You will be spending a lot of time together planning a major event. Also, it is important that your planner have training and experience in planning the type of event your thinking of hosting.
SAVES YOU MONEY
Your event budget goes further with Events by Emma. And, you are given a comprehensive budget planner that allows you to determine your estimated costs. Event service providers know a professional planner will continue using their product and services as long as they provide their clients with quality at a fair price. Events by Emma does not receive any form of kickbacks from its vendors, any and all savings are passed directly to our clients.
WHAT WILL AN EVENT PLANNER CHARGE?
Events by Emma charges an hourly rate or a fixed fee, or a combination of both for its services. An event planner should be part of your budget, not an extra expense. In fact, you often save money because an event planner suggests affordable alternatives that still enhance your event. The professional event planner will work with you to produce your dream event, including the planning fees, all within your budget.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY PLANNER IS PROVIDING A QUALITY VENDOR?
Events by Emma works with many different vendors and service providers. We have experience to know who is the best suited for your event. The event planner’s reputation depends on the quality of the services you receive.
SAVES YOU STRESS AND WORRY
Average events can take more than 200 hours just to plan. Ask yourself if you can afford that time away from your work, family etc. Events by Emma has the knowledge and experience to take your ideas, dreams and concepts and make them a reality.
SAVES THE DAY
The event week is full of last minute details that must come together, not by chance….. but by clear decisions and orchestration. Keeping everyone on task for the event can be stressful, but it’s a normal day’s work for a qualified and experienced event planner.
“EVENT PLANNERS HAVE VARIED STYLES AND PRICES, BUT THEIR ROLE IS THE SAME: TO ADVISE AND DIRECT CLIENTS WITH THEIR EXPERTISE.”