Many people who have never used an event planner in the past shy away from them thinking that they are merely an added expense when planning events. This just isn’t the case. Many event planners end up paying for themselves in the end and some can even save you money.
This is what confuses most people. If an event planner charges for their services, how can hiring one save you money? Well, the answer is simple. Through their previous experiences they have had to buy, rent, and book numerous things like venues, décor, and entertainers. Because they already have many contacts in this regard, they know exactly where to go to get you what you need at the best price.
Many event planners are also very skilled negotiators, which can prove to be a valuable asset when it comes time to pay for expensive items like catering or accommodations. Often it is your event planner’s negotiation skills and wide range of contacts that can bring in the largest discounts – so large in fact that for big events, these discounts can outweigh the cost of hiring the event planner.
So there you have it. Hiring an event planner, especially for your larger events, will not only save you the time and frustration of trying to plan the entire event by yourself, but it can actually save you some money. Who knew?