When you look back to important milestones in your life and in the lives of others — such as birthdays, weddings, and family gatherings— you remember not only the details of the event but the emotions of the moment. However, when you’re the one who is responsible for throwing the event, you can feel pressure to make it a memorable time not only for yourself but for your guests. An event planner is the person who takes that pressure and stress off of you so that you can finally sit back, relax, and be a guest at your own party!

 What does an event planner do?

 

An event planner will meet with you to discuss the vision for your special occasion which can include possible themes, your goals for the event, a personalized budget, entertainment, and a color scheme. If you need help finding a venue or food vendor, your event planner works with you to find the perfect location and caterer for your party that fits your style. The perfect planner will take into account your personality, your number of guests, and your individual taste when helping you design and throw your party. Additional services generally offered by event planners include finding and coordinating photographers, videographers, bands, and DJ’s for your ultimate bash.

Whether you simply need a little help running the show or you want to fully relinquish the reins, your event planner is there to make sure that your big day goes off without a hitch — that is, unless it’s a wedding, of course!

 What should you expect on the day of your event?

 

When you’re the host of an event, the work doesn’t end on the big day. Instead, it’s just beginning. Guests have to be made comfortable, food must be prepared and served on time, and someone has to ensure that the activities and entertainment run smoothly. When you hire an event planner, you are not only given peace of mind that the arrangements will be taken care of beforehand, but also that you will be able to enjoy your time with your friends and family on the day you’ve been looking forward to instead of stressing about the details.

So start looking forward to a future of milestones — ones that you can be fully present for!