When you are planning an event, whether it’s a wedding, a party, a bar mitzvah or a company picnic, one of the things that you want to do is make sure it’s a success. This can be done by hiring a party planner. But how do you make sure that you hire the best planner? There are a variety of things that you should look for in a party planner. Here are seven good traits that a party planner should have.
When you choose a party planner they should be passionate about their work. But you should also choose one that specializes in the type of party for which you are planning – corporate, wedding, fundraising, etc. This way you know that they are going to give you a great party and the event will be a success.
You have to make sure that you choose a party planner that is highly organized. This is where it’s a good idea to talk to other people who have used the planner. They’ll let you know how organized the person was.
3. People Skills
One of the things that a party planner must have is people skills. They are going to be dealing with people all the time, so they have to be friendly. You will be able to judge their people skills somewhat by the way that they are acting with you, but you should also get some references.
4. Time Management
When you are organizing and planning an event, one of the things that you have to have without a doubt is time management. One of the biggest aspects of creating a successful event is to deliver each of its stages on time since any kind of delay can mean disaster. Find out the system for time management the party planner is going to use so they remain on track.
There are some things that need to go as planned. But there are other things that also should have some flexibility, and your party planner should be okay with that. Think of the movie Father of the Bride with Steve Martin, things can and will go wrong. The party planner has to be able to fluidly go from plan A to plan B, and not bat an eye.
This goes along with flexibility. In the event that something should happen, what will your party planner do? Will they be able to come up with a solution? You want to make sure that the manager will be calm under pressure with the ability to act quickly so that everything keeps running well.
Remember that there usually is a team involved. It’s not likely that you aren’t going to be working with just one person, instead, you are going to be working with a group of people. Know the main manager for the event and who’s going to be under that person. Get all of the information about those involved in the event.
When you are choosing your party planner, one of the best things that you can do is to ask for references. Talk to the people who have used them in the past and find out what they liked and didn’t like about them. You can also read online reviews about the company, though, remember that they can be somewhat skewed. You want the event to be successful, so take some time and do your due diligence to find the best party planner for your event that you can.
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