10 Reasons to Hire an Event Planner

The anticipation and excitement leading up to your event can affect the way you make important decisions. When it’s your event, you can become so involved in the planning process that you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to focus on first, or how to keep track of everything. 

Often, our clients have a vision of what they want their function room to look like, but aren’t sure how to make it into a reality. Or, they’ve started the initial planning and are shocked at how much there is to do in the time available! 

We’ve put together a list of 10 reasons why you could benefit from hiring us as your event planner.

1. We negotiate for you

We use our experience to negotiate the best deals with trusted suppliers, so you always know what you’re getting and how much it’ll cost. 

2. Recommendations

Whether you’ve had a bad experience with a supplier or want to make sure you get the very best possible, we can recommend suppliers for everything from catering to entertainment.

3. We create schedules

We know all too well how difficult it is to enjoy your event when you’re worrying about what’s going to happen next, when the entertainer is due to arrive and whether your guests are enjoying the food. With an event planner, we create the schedule for you, including a timeline which ensures all suppliers stick to the running order. 

4. Lists, lists and more lists!

At Dash of Sparkle, we’ve got spreadsheets, templates and contracts all ready to go. We provide you with a copy of all the lists we create, so even though we take care of everything, you’ll still be kept in the loop with all the exciting plans.

5. Attention to detail

The difference between planning an event yourself and hiring an event planner is the attention to detail we provide. We take into account your likes, dislikes and colour scheme to add little touches that bring the event together. For example, we think a centrepiece doesn’t look right unless its surrounded by diamantes scattered on the table!

6. We take control

As lovely as special events and parties are, it’s inevitable that things may go wrong. With an event planner on hand on the day, we are there from early morning to late at night to oversee the whole event and diffuse any situations that may arise. 

7. It’s stress free!

Any hiccups (or major disasters!) will be dealt with quickly and efficiently before they become an issue. We take the hassle away from you and use our expertise to problem solve. 

8. We can save you money

Although an event planner may seem like the expensive option compared to doing everything yourself, in the long run it can save you money, especially on your venue. Like other events companies, we’ve built up strong relationships with a variety of venues, which means we can get you a discount on the cost of your booking. 

9. We’re creative

Hiring an event planner isn’t just about planning! It’s about having someone there to share ideas, give their expert opinion and inspire your event. 

10. We’ll be there for you

Although family and friends are great to chat to about your plans, it can throw you off if they don’t agree with you or like your ideas. Speaking to your event planner is a way to get expert advice from an impartial person. Event planners will usually be on hand to reply to emails, calls and texts whenever you need help!

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Written by Laura Baines