As with hiring just about any other person for a specific job, you don’t want to hire a planner from just about any company or agency you see. There are a few things to always consider when doing so in order to prevent hiring a bad planner that can literally destroy your party way before it even begins.
Specifically, look out for the following things whenever you are shortlisting suitable candidates to be your next event or party planner:
Company for Which He or She Works
Event planners rarely work on their own. Most of the time, they work full time for one or multiple event agencies Sydney, where you ought to find more than a couple of different planners for different occasions. By looking into the company profile, you can get a baseline idea of how work will get done and whether they have a good reputation amongst their customers. Look out for online reviews, if available, and thoroughly read the ones which catch your attention.
Specializations – Parties and events differ a lot depending on their scope and the type of guests which are going to attend. This is why most event planners only do one or a few types of events at best. This doesn’t mean that a wedding planner will absolutely fail when planning a birthday party: he or she just won’t do as much of a good job as a specialized birthday party planner would. If your guests are really picky and able to spot irregularities, try to go for the best possible planner that specializes in the type of event you are going to host.
Budget – The hiring of event planners from event management companies is an extra expense you have to fit into your limited budget somehow. If you are really tight for cash, or if your event is quite a small scale one, you can forego hiring of a professional planner and do the planning and preparations all by yourself. On the other hand, it is highly recommended you do not undertake the preparation of large scale functions and ceremonies: if budget is a concern, cut down in other areas rather than not hiring the planner altogether.
Knowledge – The reason why you are hiring a planner in the first place is that you think he or she will do a better job than you. If it doesn’t seem like the planner knows a good deal of information about events in general, chances are that you are talking with the wrong person. Look elsewhere for your planner or be prepared to waste money on somebody who doesn’t understand what you are imposing on him or her.