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5 reasons why you should hire an event planner

Lots of people love to plan a party, but when it comes to a big corporate event, it’s best to bring in an expert.

Whether it’s an industry awards night, a fundraising gala, a conference or a trade show, every function presents a unique set of challenges.

A professional corporate planner will help coordinate everything – from finding the location and driving ticket sales, to managing logistics and looking after subcontractors.

This makes the process relatively pain free, allowing you to relax and enjoy the big day.

Here are five reasons you should get a corporate party planner for your next event.

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Hiring a respected corporate planner will improve the quality of your event and provide you with peace of mind. Picture: Brooke Cagle/Unsplash

1. It saves you time

It may seem obvious, but if you have a job to do, it is unlikely that you will have enough time to organise a big corporate event.

Not only do functions have tight deadlines, they also involve quite a lot of work behind the scenes. You’ll need to make a number of complex decisions, attend numerous meetings, and iron out any small bumps you encounter along the way – all of which can be very time-consuming.

2. You’ll probably sell more tickets

Remember worrying as a teenager that no one would show up to your party? That happens in the real world when an event is not properly promoted.

Which is why companies need to develop a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness and promote ticket sales. A good planner will have expertise in this area – not to mention more resources and contacts to sell the event effectively.

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Hiring a well-connected corporate planner will boost the numbers at your event. Picture: Jakob Dalbjörn/Unsplash

3. It could save you money

Sticking to a tight budget can be difficult when putting a function together, but event organisers know how much everything costs and can make decisions that will save you money without impacting the end result.

Thanks to their established industry contacts, a good planner will also be able to strike great deals on venue hire, food and drink costs, equipment rentals, and staffing.

So, while it might sound counterintuitive, you can actually save money if you invest in a professional planner.

Find out: The six steps to running the perfect event

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Entrusting your event planning to a dedicated professional will free you up to have fun with customers and clients. Picture: Samantha Gades/Unsplash

4. You will be less stressed

Event planning can be one of the most stressful jobs in the world.

Planners spend a lot of time co-ordinating small details and dealing directly with subcontractors, which can sometimes be incredibly stressful. By hiring a planner, you can avoid all this, whilst still maintaining oversight of the event.

Hiring a planner also means that, when it comes to the big day, you can enjoy yourself and network with attendees, rather than worrying about things in the background.

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A corporate planner will make sure that even the small details align with your brand and audience. Picture: Sander Dalhuisen/Unsplash

5. The event will have more flair

There are a lot of corporate functions these days, so making your event one that people actually want to attend can be quite a challenge.

One of the major benefits of hiring a planner is that they can come up with an original concept for your event, and then make it happen. This includes making sure that the venue, food and decor matches your audience and brand.

So, next time you are planning a major corporate event, consider bringing in a professional. And find the perfect venue on Spacely.

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