Event planners are a unique bunch – they’re organized, driven, creative, and a little crazy. But being an amazing event planner isn’t just about a great problem solver, it’s also about having the right tools to have the event go off without a hitch. So what’s on a typical event planner’s list for Santa? These are the top 5 gifts that event planners want this year:
- Robust Planning Software
- An Easy to Work with Photographer
- Versatile Caterers
- A Dependable Restroom Provider
- Their Own Dedicated Assistant
Every event planner has planning software or an online tool to help them organize all of the details that need to come together to make a fabulous event. There are many different tools available and some have specific niches (like wedding planning, corporate event planning, etc.) but all are better than simply trying to keep track of everything on your own. For professional event planners simple lists on paper or in email won’t do – a robust planning software is an absolute necessity.
Photographers can vary widely in their skill level, price, and customer friendliness. Some professional photographers produce great results but are incredibly difficult to work with, making an event planner’s life more difficult. The last thing that you want is to have a photographer who makes your already stressful job even harder.
Memorable events have delicious food, but every event has different menu requirements. Instead of needing a whole contact book full of caterers to call on, having a short-list of really versatile caterers is the way to go. Knowing ahead of time that you can trust a caterer to provide rave-worthy food no matter what the customer’s requirements are is something invaluable to check off your list. This type of partnership can last you a long time throughout your event planning career.
No matter what type of event you’re planning, you need to ensure that there will be enough bathrooms for all of the guests because this is the number one thing that can kill a good event. Having poorly located restrooms, dirty facilities, or an insufficient quantity of bathrooms for the number of guests is a one-way ticket to event failure. To prevent this from occurring, you’ll need a dependable portable toilet supplier. A good restroom service will deliver well-maintained units on time for a reasonable price across a wide service area.
No matter how put together an event planner seems, he/she can always benefit from having a helping hand. A dedicated assistant can be a life-saver when you need to be in two places at once or it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. An assistant can also keep you company as you plan and manage events, giving you someone that can sympathize when things get rough. Hiring an assistant can improve your personal well-being as well as the health of your business!
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