Event professionals are super-organized people who have a talent for creativity and understand the requirements for all types of events. Hiring a recognized corporate event management company such as BSO will provide you with numerous benefits, including but not limited to the following:
To help you decide we’ve listed five reasons why you might consider hiring an event planner or engaging an event management company to assist with your event.
- You need to wrangle time
When it comes to planning events, time management is a necessary skill. There is a fixed deadline – a time when guests will turn up and everything needs to be ready. Pushing that deadline back even for a few hours is non-negotiable. There is also a requirement to keep the event schedule on time – speeches, food service, entertainment… Hiring a professional to keep the planning and the event running smoothly – when you don’t have the time or skills yourself – is a no-brainer.
2. You need to stick to a budget
A general misconception about event planners is that they cost you more money. In reality, an event planner will be saving your money. Sticking to a set budget is what event professionals do best. Because of their vast experience in the field, event planners have plenty of contacts with event services and can hire the best caterers, cameramen, transporters while getting you a discount at the same time.
All you have to do is to tell your event planner your budget and they’ll take care of everything from there on. They’ll keep a record of all the bills, make sure everything gets handled within the budget, review all the bills after the event, and release the payments.
3. You need to offload the stress
Organizing events, weddings, business meetings or even Grandma’s 80th comes with a certain element of stress. Managing time, budgets, guest lists, liaising with venues, caterers, suppliers, wet weather possibilities… all of these things and more can add to a stressful experience.
Off load that stress to the professionals who are skilled at handling it all while you choose which outfit you’re going to wear. During the occasion itself, the event planner takes care of the guests, contends with obstacles as they arise, and ensures that all of the logistics are effectively addressed.
4. You want to create something amazing!
Everyone wants to host The-Best-Event-Ever. The one that is remembered for all the right reasons, the one that left an impression and was considered an overwhelming success by all those that attended. To achieve that type of event or wedding it’s not just about how it looks. It is about how it’s planned and executed and that takes skills.
Calling in the professionals, with years of experience, loads of great contacts and the necessary organizational skills, will ensure you and your guests won’t be disappointed. It is their job to take your vision and make it a successful reality.
5. You need your event to meet key branding, marketing and business objectives
OK, so this reason isn’t for those of you planning your wedding or a birthday party… This reason is for those tasked with planning a business event. We’re talking about product launches, key client gatherings, the annual GM gathering, a trade exhibition or a charity gala event… Essentially an event which has a strategic purpose and measurable goals that need to be met.
Choosing to work with a professional event planner or engage an event management company can not only save you time and money, but can ensure you meet all your key objectives. They can implement a clever social media strategy for before, during and after the event. They can help market the event and attract the right attendees. They can ensure your event is not just a date in the diary, but a successful experience that reaches beyond the event and engages with a wider audience.