If You’re Thinking About Hiring an Event Planner….

…even a little bit, right now or sometime in the future, then take a few minutes to read these few words of QP Doll wisdom.

First of all, what is your perception about what an event planner does? Obviously, he or she will essentially “take over” the handling and running of your event with the goal of making it the least stressful experience it can be for you and your family, while involving you for the most part in only the “fun part” of the decision making processes leading to the event. Certainly this expenditure can be seen as an extravagance, especially in crazy times such as the one we’re all living through.

However, equally if not more importantly, what you are paying an event planner for is the wealth of contacts and relationships he or she has developed and nurtured with the primary purpose of being able to offer their clients the richest experience possible for as little money as possible. Those contacts and relationships include hotels, clubs, and all kinds of venues, some of which you might have never dreamed of having your event at; stationers, printers, invitation designers and such; caterers; DJ’s, bands and musicians; rental companies; lighting vendors; florists; entertainment vendors; wholesale decor companies;…the list goes on and on.

Often we hear from clients and prospective clients “I’ve already done thus and such…”, “I really only need help with a couple of things”, and while we can of course appreciate the time and effort that has gone into what they have accomplished, way more often than not they’ve hired one or more of the above who are more expensive and not necessarily effective as they need to be, and which has left them less in their budget to spend on bringing the “wow factor” to their event. And while, yes, hiring an event planner can be viewed as being an extravagance, what most people don’t realize is that, because of the treasured contacts and relationships your event planner has nurtured, they’ll actually save money on so many of the elements such as those listed above that go into the pulling off of a great event that that “extravagance” turns out to be well worth it – PLUS they get to relax and enjoy their well-orchestrated, organized and fabulous event!

So before you start spinning in all directions at the thought of pulling off that 30th/40th/50th/60th birthday party, holiday party, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversary party, etc., give that event planner you’ve heard such great things about a call. They’ll be thrilled to hear from you and will be happy to meet with you and address any questions or concerns you might have.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays – Nicole and Debi, the QP Dolls

1 Response to “If You’re Thinking About Hiring an Event Planner….”

  1. 1 AnnaB November 24, 2009 at 3:14 am

    great advice! Frankly, I wouldn’t know where to start with venues outside my house!

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