If you have a large event looming, I highly recommend finding a reputable event planner to assist with the details. Planning an event is a daunting task, with zillions of small details to remember – did you get trash cans? Is there enough food? Is the band here? It can be overwhelming.
Depending on the size of the event, planning can begin up to a year in advance, and it takes a very organized person to constantly monitor all the tasks being handled on a day-to-day basis. Consider the flowers, music, food, photographer, decorations, who is setting up and what time, tear down – it never ends! But the initial planning is just part of the job. The next step is managing the actual event and handling all of the unexpected surprises (believe me, there will be plenty of those!). A good event planner expects these unforeseen issues and realizes that they can be dealt with quickly and quietly, while an inexperienced planner may become flustered, jeopardizing the months spent on preparations and leaving you and your guests with not-so-great memories.
Hire a professional planner, and you can mingle with the guests, enjoy the festivities and know that everything is being taken care of by someone you trust. I can’t say enough about the wonderful service professional event planners provide on a daily basis, and I highly recommend taking the stress off your shoulders by taking one simple step before your next big event: hire a professional!