So, whether you want to "wow" them with your
wedding or show a little pizzazz at your next private party, a
professional event planner
might just be where you should start. If you
find the right one, you'll also find that professional event planner
ideas are well-researched, well-prepared and more than likely, possible
to execute if budgets are discussed before planning. When searching for
an event planner service that best matches your needs, Snappening offers
a few basic tips to help you find the perfect special event planner:
Look for an event planner who has a variety of affiliations and credentials.
Does the event planner actively participate in their local trade
associations such as Meeting Planners International (MPI), the
International Special Events Society (ISES) or the Association of Bridal
Consultants (ABC)? Do they have an established history of successfully
planned events and leadership positions in their field? Has the planner
added professional credentials or designations to their business?
Knowing these details might help you differentiate one provider from
- Always ask for references and follow up with them. A
proven, successful planner will have plenty, and will gladly provide
them to you. On Snappening.com, you’ll not only be able to find the
perfect event planner for your event, you'll be able to review
user-generated ratings on command, online. In other words, you won’t
have to work as hard to get all of the information you need.
- If you're trying to find a planner that best suits your needs, make sure
that you have a rough idea of budget, size of event, and preference for
either a full-service "guide you every step of the way" or more passive
consultancy. There are a variety of types of event planner services, so
determine which one fits your needs to offer the best support and
guidance in your decision-making process.
- Cost. A free event planner is hard to find unless you plan on hiring family members or
friends. Always make sure that you have the professional planner's costs
determined before hiring. Make sure that the planner's fees are
separate from any vendors' fees. If they're not, insist that the fee
structure be disclosed so that there are no surprises.
- Perhaps the most important tip we can provide is making sure that the planner
you hire is somebody who listens, respects your wishes and is willing to
give you undivided attention. You will be spending a lot of time with
your planner, and if you're miserable along the way, you'll regret your
The DIY Decision: Should I hire a professional event planner or tackle it myself?
One of the hardest decisions for most people is whether or not they can
afford or effectively utilize an event planner or try to tackle the
tasks of planning the event themselves. Snappening can help anyone in
this situation by offering two useful tools.
Event Planner Search & Event Planner Direct Contact Tool
only does Snappening allow you to review multiple event planners in one
place, but you can also make contact with them simultaneously. This
will allow you to engage several event planners in conversations quickly
and easily at once to help you make your decision. Simply create your
own account and begin the search for the perfect Indianapolis event
planner. Complete with detailed information and photos, and even
reviews, Snappening literally puts everything you need, at your
Venue Search & Venue Direct Contact Tool
Thesecond tool allows you to review and contact venues directly in a
similar fashion. This tool also allows you to engage several venues in
conversations quickly and easily in order to help you make a decision
Utilizing both of these tools simultaneously may
help you reach a conclusion about engaging a professional event planner
early in your planning process after you can determine what might be
involved with securing your venue and what event planning steps remain
for your specific event.
And...Don't forget the Personal Planning Dashboard
with your own dashboard of tools including a functional calendar to
keep track of dates and deadlines, and event document storage as well as
photo upload capabilities-planning your event has never been easier,
whether you do it yourself, or seek professional assistance.
too can get started
by being your own online event planner on
snappening.com - the new, quick and easy yet comprehensive event
planning website. For weddings, private parties, special occasions and
corporate events, plan with Snappening - Event Planning, in a Snap!
Snappening.com is an online event planning web search tool assisting consumers and professions alike with their quest for locating the best Indianapolis venues and Indianapolis event planners, meeting planners and wedding planners.