What Came First…the Chicken or the Egg?... the Planner or the Party? by Guest Blogger Terri Bergman

Today's guest blogger is Terri Bergman of Terri Bergman Events. Terri is a member of the Party Favorite's Party Portfolio. We selected Terri Bergman Events as a member of our Party Portfolio because of Terri's experience, knowledge and creativity. We love her "do whatever it takes" attitude and we love her modern approach to event decor.

As a planner in the social event industry for over 16 years I have seen so many changes in the dynamics between the planner and the client.  One of the significant reasons is our economy. The public seems to feel that the planner is a luxury and in some instances will tend to “take over” your special event!  There are a few key factors why you should not be hesitant to work with a planner for your event from the beginning.

  1. Vendor Selection: A planner can put together a team of vendors that would work within your designated  budget and give you the event you dream of having…the planner has done the “legwork” and will create the best match for you..so right there is the factor of saving you time and energy!
  2. Time Management: Let the planner keep you on track ..when invitations, favors, décor need to be ordered and contracted.
  3. Details! The planner can concentrate on all the small details from the coordination of vendors to the schedule the night of the event and will work closely with your venue or caterer.

Keeping these things in mind, when you work with a planner from the beginning of the process you may find that the planner has ideas that can guide you in the right direction and always be your advocate.  These 3 reasons alone can alleviate most of the stress associated with throwing a party!!!

A planner who “does it right” will allow you to have a wonderful weekend as you celebrate your event, be with your family and friends and RELAX and above all PARTY!!!

xoxo  Terri


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