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Frequently Asked Quetsions
What is a party planner?
A party planner applies project management to the creation and development of events. This includes bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet 16’s, milestone events like anniversaries and birthdays, formal parties, and christenings. They design the event including input into the menu, décor, entertainment and co-ordinate the technical aspects of your party program. A planner will also expedite all party elements the day of your party.
What is an event management planner?
A professional planner applies project management to the creation and development of events. This includes public and private events put on during the Calgary Stampede. We study your brand, identify the target audience, create on trend event concepts, coordinate the technical aspects and finally produce the event.
Why hire an event planner?
Event planners design the event including input into the menu, décor, entertainment and co-ordinate the technical aspects of your special event. A planner will also work with you on the day of your event to make sure all the details are taken care of so you don’t have to feel stressed.
How much will my planning cost?
Planning is offered on an as need bases. You can choose to use consulting services at an hourly fee; hire event managers for the day of the event or use full planning services to take the stress away from start to finish. Out of town services include a travel fee and per diems for meals and lodging.
Do I need an event planner?
Planners offer advice and insight on “what a client doesn’t know that they don’t know”. Some Stampede events can take up to 250 hours to plan. Book your event manager at the beginning of the planning stages to save you time.
How can I save money?
Planners allow you to do what you do best so that they work on the event. Planners may negotiate rates on your behalf for your Stampede event. They know the preferred venues that will be the perfect fit. As venues get booked a year in advance, this should be the first consideration. Next your planner can source all other elements including catering, decor, flowers, entertainment, AV, etc. Simply Elegant offers Reward Air Miles.
Are contracts necessary?
Contracts protect you and your vendors. Event managers can help you assess vendor contracts as they are a legal document you are agreeing to for your event services including payment schedules.