Why hire an event planner?
So, we totally get it. Event planners are an added cost to your wedding or celebration. That’s true! But why is it so important to enlist professional help for your big milestones? Here are some of the top reasons to justify the expense of hiring someone like us!
On your big day, no matter what you’re celebrating, the last thing you (the host/ess) should be worried about is whether or not the vendors are on time, who still needs to be paid, and if the linens were delivered in the correct shade of purple. It’s okay if you want to be intimately involved with those details during the planning stages of an event, but when it comes time to celebrate we want you to do just that! Get out there and greet your guests (they’ll be expecting your attention), enjoy your long-awaited catering, and have a blast – you deserve that!
Let us handle the less-than-glamorous day-of details. We’ll be almost invisible, so you shouldn’t know that we’re running around keeping everything running smoothly, but that’s just where we’ll be! Plus, we can anticipate those things that just might pop up and go awry at the last minute – we’ve seen it all before…
Years of Experience
It can be tempting to ask Cousin Sarah to take over in the event planning department because she’s been a bridesmaid three times! She must know all about wedding at this point, right?! Trust us when we say that you’re paying for all of our years of professional event planning experience. We’ve planned, designed, and coordinated hundreds of different events so we have experience working with diverse vendors, you-name-it hurdles, and everything in between. We stay abreast of industry trends and current planning best practices just so that we can ensure your event will be a magical experience for you and your guests!
In the case of Overeasy Events, when you select our team to assist with your event, you’re getting the knowledge of a sommelier, a restaurant owner, a wedding planner, a community builder, and a nonprofit leader when you choose to work with Lora (owner and lead planner).
Budget Management & Contract Negotiation
Yikes. Money and contracts — two things that not many people enjoy talking about! Something that many people don’t realize, though, is that hiring a professional to help you manage your vendors, budgets, and event contracts could actually save you money. Yes, you read that correctly! We know what “good” prices are and we’ll advocate on your behalf so that you can secure them. We’ve worked with all different types of vendors and we will apply our relationship management expertise to your big day so that you don’t have to worry about the stress of negotiation! When we begin our planning meetings, we’ll make sure that you have a budget in mind and then we’ll partner strategically to make sure that you stick to your goals without giving up your event dreams.
General Stress Relief
From the first day of planning to the last, we will listen to your ideas and dreams and then come up with innovative ways to make those things a reality within your budget. Whether you want full planning and design support, or just someone to help look over things near the big day, we offer solutions to meet your needs and timeline. Planning a celebratory event is typically associated with a great deal of stress, but it shouldn’t have to be that way! Let us take on the burden of difficult conversations, unexpected changes, and stress so that you can enjoy the process and the event to the fullest.