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Your Guide to Choosing the Right NYC Event Planning Company

Have an event coming up that you need to plan for? If so, you must choose the right event planner, as this one decision could make or break the event. It takes a great deal of insight as well as experience to plan an event where everyone is pleased. There’s also the matter of budgeting–you don’t want a planner who’s prices are exorbitant, or one who is not open about all the costs you may incur.

You want a team that gets the details right so that the event runs smoothly, whether it’s a wedding or a corporate event. But with so many businesses to choose from, how can you tell which one has the right skills and experience to make your event successful? Check out these five tips, which should help you make an informed choice:

Credentials

There are people who study event management in college today. This kind of background may indeed be quite useful, but experience is what matters more. One could say, therefore, that a corporate event planner is only as good as their last few events. You’ll need look through their portfolio to see the kind of work they’ve done before. This not only gives you a sense of what they’re capable of, but also informs you whether they have the experience to handle your kind of event.

Experience level

To continue from the last point, you need an experienced company, not just in terms of years of service, but also in terms of relevance. Let’s say, for example, that you find a company that typically organizes corporate events. Is this the company you’d want to organize your wild party? Find out how well the company has executed similar events, as this is possibly the most reliable indicator for their competence.

Online reviews

Online reviews are popular for some reason. It’s akin to asking a person about the experience they had with a certain company, and them sharing their thoughts straightaway. The difference is that you can access reviews whenever you want. So even when someone recommends a company, you may want to check out a few reviewers’ opinions before making your decision.

Insurance

It’s important to ensure that the event planner you choose is properly insured, yet this is one area that many people overlook. If an event management company were to hire some equipment that caused injuries during an event, for example, it would be a messy affair if this equipment was not properly insured.

Openness about prices

As earlier stated, you want a planner that’s open about all the costs you may incur for the event. In addition, should any costs come up at some point, they may not spend any money without consulting you first.
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