So, you are stressed out about your event? We want to encourage you, we can help. We have planned thousands of successful events and have encountered every challenge possible, which means we can most likely help navigate you through your challenges with a breeze. We offer several services that can help restore your faith in yourself and your vision for your event.
We would love to hear from you and see how we can assist you. Until we meet, we have a few resources at the bottom of the page that may help.
Let us know how we can help.
Struggles with planning your event? What seems to be the problem?
Not sure where to start.
Okay, let's start by saying, you are not alone. Event Planning is not always easy. The first step you need to take is to ask yourself, "How important is this event?" Is it a once in a lifetime event that could have lasting implications? These type of events are typically a coming out party, proposal, wedding, or milestone anniversary. If this is the type of event you are planning, you may want to consider hiring us as your full-service event planners, but first, we should get together for a free one-on-one consultation. This will help us determine if with a little guidance, you can continue on your own or if we should help with the planning.
If you are afraid it may just cost too much, I want to let you know that in most cases when you follow our advice, we get you just as much in discounts and upgrades as you pay for our service. So, in essence, we end up being free. To be transparent, these events do require a budget of at least $10,000.00 for us to be effective. If you don't have that in your budget, we can still assist you with our vendor and venue matching program. We can match you with venues and vendors in your budget and help with planning paid simply by the hour. Most matching can be accomplished within a couple of hours. Our hourly rate is just $75 for any of our assistant planners and $150 for our Master Planner.
Don't continue to stress out. Contact us today to see how we can help get you back on track!
Do I really need a Planner?
Not all events require a Full-Service Planner. You need to ask yourself a few questions to figure that out.
1.) Are you a "go with the flow" kind of person? Are you okay with a few things not going the way you planned them or needing to make cuts in the budget?
2.) Do you have enough wiggle room in your budget so, if you go over, it won't make a significant impact?
3.) Is your event super casual, where you can have help setting up and tearing down?
4.) Are you on a super tight budget and may be using non-professionals for your event?
If you answered yes to all of the above, it doesn't seem like an event planner is the best fit for you.
Event Planners are for those who want a professional look and feel to their event, reputable and ethical vendors, assistance finding the perfect venue, assistance staying in budget, and a smooth running timeline. There are many additional benefits such as; handling issues with family, friends, and vendors, along with ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.
So, you decide, are you okay with a few hiccups along the way, after all, it is just one day, or do you believe this is a one-day celebration that will have a lifetime of memories to cherish?
How do I choose a planner?
Many people choose to hire anyone who they are comfortable with. This can be a good place to start, but a better way to choose a friend than a service. You definitely need to make sure that you feel like the planner not only listens to you but has your best interest in mind. Did you know that it is industry standard for a planner to get a commission from the services they recommend? With that being said, can you be sure they have YOUR best interests in mind when they recommend a service or location or do they get a higher commission rate from them? Don't be fooled by a great sales technique. Make sure that the planner you hire has the experience and industry connections to get exactly what you need for your event.
Here are a few great tips for your search:
1.) Ask how many events they have done and do your research to make sure they can back up what they say.
2.) Don't shop based on price. Not all services are apples to apples.
3.) Read reviews and be objective, everyone can have a bad review or two if he or she have done a lot of events. You really can't please everyone, but if they have 80% or more good review, they will most likely provide a good service.
Honestly, Genesis Master of Events is not the right fit for everyone. You need to ensure that you do your due diligence when interviewing for the services for your event.
Starting to become overwhelmed?
Going to lose it?
Have you started the planning and now realize there is much more to planning than you originally thought? It can be overwhelming trying to stay within budget, find ethical vendors, hope you're not missing anything, not to mention dealing with all the drama from friends and family. Honestly, that is pretty normal and this is the point most of our clients come to us.
In many cases, we can get you out of the trouble you may have gotten yourself into, or at least point you in a better direction. Originally you may have decided not to get a planner for a variety of reasons, but this may be a time you want to re-evaluate if you should have one. We may be more affordable than you thought and we will be there to help you through the rest of the planning process.
If you still want to go it alone but need some general direction, we offer support services to analyze where you are and some trouble areas that need your attention. We offer hourly services starting at just $75.00 per hour. We also offer online wedding planning services for a monthly membership at www.WeddingStateUniversity.com.
Hang on- easy for us to say right? Well, we know you can get back on track. We have planned thousands of events and there isn't anything we have not seen. We can help you face any challenge head on! Call or email us today and we will set you up with a free consultation to see where you need to focus and how we can help you.