Parties and big events are very difficult to organise. Even with some assistants to plan and handle the event, it becomes extra work for the employee who still has to perform his/her main tasks. Try asking a person who has been given such a task. They’ll tell you how difficult party planning can be.
Even if the party is a small affair, its planning and execution will still be the same, albeit on a smaller scale. Often you’ll end up as a one-man crew to shop, cook, serve, manage and clean up afterwards. That is one of the reasons why people opt to book their parties in restaurants and, if they can afford it, at a hotel.
There is another way to host an event in style, by working with professional party planners Gloucestershire offers. If you haven’t had the chance to consult a party planner before, here are some things you should expect.
Expectations from a professional party planner
Party planners take away your headaches and worry about the entire party, from planning to checking all the details, working on the specified theme, managing the event proper and closing the event. Whether you’re event is small in a luxury apartment or a hotel for a larger crowd, having someone help with all the details will greatly reduce your stress.
Expert preparation. Party planners are trained to handle all the phases of hosting a party or event. The first thing you should expect is their valuable and clear preparation. They have the knowledge and experience of hosting parties, so you can trust them to come up with great ideas, although you still have to be involved in the planning. They will be the ones to execute renting audio/visual equipment and more. The will show you floor plans and renderings of how the event venue will look, so you will have a very clear picture of the event.
Backstage management. Expect to enjoy the party because you have people coordinating everything that is going on backstage. Their staff are trained and briefed about the entire affair. They will have a good communication system among them and will expertly handle the backstage chaos systematically.
Handling of emergencies. Party planners are also trained to handle minor emergencies and know what to do to minimise injury or damage. They always have an emergency plan to take care of missing equipment, broken stuff, misplaced items and anything in between. They have a full first aid kit and can call emergency services when necessary without disrupting your event.
Crowd control. Party planners and their staff are also trained to keep calm under stressful conditions. You can expect them to know what to do when guests lose their cool. They will try to remedy problems and other unplanned surprises without causing too much commotion that could dampen the party atmosphere.
Professional party planners have knowledge of most event venues, party suppliers, party themes, caterers, entertainers and other information that you might not know about. They are flexible, work under pressure and are passionate about giving you the best event you can have.