When it comes to an event planner, you have a lot riding on picking the right one. Often the goal is to outsource the work to a talented individual who can handle the work on your behalf, yet still deliver all the necessary results.
But event planners are usually a dime a dozen, meaning it’s often easier said than done trying to find the above resume in an individual you can hand all that responsibility over to.
So first, narrow the list. If you’re planning a wedding, you might planners like those at banquet halls who have a number of years in the business and their own venues to provide. If you’re looking for something like a charity raffle or a corporate event, you’ll want to find planners who have those qualifications.
Sadly, it’s about more than just their resume. You also need to find a planner you can, quite frankly, get along with. Planning events can be stressful, so you’ll want to use someone you have good chemistry with. Otherwise you risk, at the very least, a long and arduous process. Of course, at the very worst, your whole event could fall apart.
The key is starting early and weeding out the people by qualifications. Then get a short list and get a sense for their chemistry with you.