So you’re looking for help with your next event, but you’re worried that an event planner might not be the right path for you. We get calls every day with people wondering what we do as event planners, and whether we’re the right fit for their event needs. From our experience, we know that hiring an event planner will always be worth the investment for any level of event, but making sure you know what you’re getting is essential. These days, anyone can call themselves an event planner, but few will bring the whole package when it comes to rentals, design, and decor. Below are four classifications for event planners and those involved in the planning process, along with some of the major pros and cons for each!
Usually, these event planners will provide basic event planning services, including coordinating vendors, onsite coordination, and basic event design. Perfect for anyone working on a budget, or with a small event. However, it’s important to keep in mind that much of what these event planners do excludes important aspects of your event, such as design, or event rentals.
Event Rental House
These are often separate from basic event planning services. These places will supply anything from AV equipment to tables & chairs, but as a simple rental house, that’s it. They’ll ship it to your location and pick it up when you’re finished. They’re great at what they do, but they are a specialized service. Don’t expect your rental house to coordinate anything other than drop off and pick up.
If you’re hosting a corporate event, you’ll often find yourself in need of a designer to create all of your branding materials, graphics and signage. This designer will often be freelance or a part of an agency. Designers are key to producing an effective corporate event, as your event goals will always include exposing your brand to your invited audience. Be aware, hiring a designer may present an extra headache when it comes to coordinating those designs with the rental agency or your supplier of signage.
This is your best bet when it comes to finding an event planner. Not only will a full-service event house be able to provide you with each of these services individually, they’ll also have the resources to host, source, design, and produce your entire event from start to finish. Here at In The Event™, we have a comprehensive, professional rental inventory, giving our clients access to the most innovative event rentals in the industry. In addition to our warehouse, we also have a team full of graphic designers, florists, experienced coordinators, and more. When someone comes to In The Event™, they’ve found the company that can run their entire event. Instead of worrying about catering, tables, or venue rentals at your next event, all you’ll have to worry about is what hors d’oeuvre you’re going to have next.
Whatever level of event you’re planning, all-in-one event planners are always a great option! Give us a call, or download our packages guide, with some of our favorite rentals at our best price ever.