Event Planning Series: How Planners Can Save you Time, Money and Your Peace of Mind

Hiring an event planner is often more than just a nice-to-have service. Today, the costs and complexity of planning an event have many people turning to a planner, helping them save time and have a better event for their investment. Why? Read on for details and words of wisdom from Lindsay Landman who founded Lindsay Landman Events in 2001.

Reasons To Hire an Event Planner

YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR EVENT COSTS
This is the opposite of what most people expect because the assumption is that by simply having to pay an event planner, you’re spending more money. Not so. Once you develop the budget with an event planner, the planner can save you money by working with vendors to cut costs in a variety of ways.

 Flower decor as part of a bar mitzvah at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

BETTER VENDOR AND VENUE OPTIONS
Planners have a rolodex full of partners, a wealth of knowledge about their pricing, and advantages/disadvantages. This knowledge will save you hours of time when planning an event and insure you get what you need to fulfill your vision at the best price.

...FOR MORE TIPS, Download our eBook - Essential Event Tips You Can't Forget

Q&A WITH A PROFESSIONAL

 Lindsay Landman, event planner extraordinaire

WHAT’S A COMMON EVENT PLANNING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE?
People are often limited by money without knowing what things cost. I have to educate clients all the time about what the investments really are. Don’t make the assumption that red costs more than purple. Don’t let what you think are the costs limit your imagination - when you’re first planning, think, if money were no object, what would this party look like?

ITEM WHICH IS MOST WORTH THE MONEY?
I think the best investment in an event is staffing. It enhances the guest and client experience in every way. I would rather have a limited bar that is well staffed, than fewer bartenders with a full bar that the guests can’t reach. The product has no value without gracious service.

...FOR MORE Q&A, Download our eBook - Essential Event Tips You Can't Forget

Want to Learn More about Planning Your Next Event? Check out our other event planning blog posts or Contact Us for an event consultation.