Top 10 Signs You Need an Event Planner … Like, Now
You know how it starts. You say yes to helping plan a friend’s wedding … or decide to take the reins and plan your own. Then little things start to change in your life and you feel … unsettled, restless. Casual conversations with friends are clipped. Your dreams at night start to get really weird.
We have the cure to what ails you. Here are the top ten signs you need to hire an event planner immediately!
1 – Building Stress – Event planning is not meant for everyone. There are a lot of little details to stay on top of, and you have to be willing to roll with the punches when a vendor cancels or the weather forecast threatens to aim a super soaker at your outdoor venue. If you start to experience high levels of stress, resulting in hair loss, an eye twitch or an inability to smile, maybe consult a physician but definitely give us a call.
2 – Sleepless Nights – Stress over unfinished business – or that one caterer that will just NOT call you back why do you hate me Roger – can result in general feelings of anxiety and an inability to get meaningful shut eye at night. It’s not fair for you to feel like you’re shouldering the burden of planning an entire event all on your own. That’s where the experts – like Pineapple Eventworks – come in. We have extensive experience in hiring caterers, DJs, bartenders, all the support staff you need so that your event goes off without a hitch.
3 – Diva Behaviour – This can creep up on the best of us when we least expect it. Conversations get shorter … the list of demands grows longer … with visions of J-Lo dancing in your head. Let us stop you right there. We’re on top of the details before the diva can even make their dramatic entrance on the scene.
4 – Shifting Sands – So what happens if you find and fall in love with the perfect florist for your event? But – oh wait – they just went out of business. Or they’re booked up until 2025. Or their prices are so stratospheric they aren’t remotely within your budget. Before you find a beige bathroom stall to cry in, let us help. We have longstanding partnerships with many incredible local vendors. If one isn’t a fit for you or the timing is off, we’ll always have others to suggest.
5 – People Pleasing – In the midst of planning an event, ever have a moment when you gaze in the mirror and think “Who am I?” It can be easy to forget what the event is really about and just try to please everyone involved to “keep the peace.” An event planner is also a relationship manager and a diplomat. It’s a lot of work. Work we love doing. Let us help!
6 – Constant Procrastinating – You have a full-time job. Maybe you also run the local pickleball league and care for 11 Pekingese rescue dogs. We don’t know your life but can safely assume it’s a rich, full, busy one. Event planning can take up a lot of time and some days, when the stress becomes too much, it’s easier to put off calling venues until tomorrow. Easier … until those venues have booked up by the time you reach out. How about we handle it while you walk all your dogs.
7 – Decision Fatigue – Not making this up. This is SCIENCE. In psychology, this state of mind originated from the idea that after making many decisions, your ability to make more and more decisions over the course of a day becomes worse. The more decisions you have to make, the more fatigue you develop and the more difficult it can become. In other words? NO FUN. Let us make the tough calls for you, keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
8 – Cinderella, Cinderella – No one wants to feel like the put-upon character of this classic fairytale … for the first half of the story, anyway. Do you feel like a la carte requests are being thrown at you and things are getting a little bit out of control? Does the event planning, which started out exciting, feel like more of a chore, constantly weighing you down? It can happen quickly, especially if you become that one key contact. Back away from that broom, Cinderelly, it doesn’t have to be this way!
9 – Broken Bonds – This may be a dramatic framing of the issue, but relationships can become strained over time when couples or close friends try to plan events together. In making key event planning decisions, you may learn new things about each other and may not agree on key details. It’s always reassuring to have a neutral third party with years of experience to help guide the ship to shore.
10 – Budget Saviour – Staying on budget can be tricky at times. If you use an event planner instead of contacting all the vendors a la carte, you save your sanity and your money. We have established relationships with many local vendors – providing discounts on many event-related items and we can pass on those savings to you.
If you’re ready to elevate the way you celebrate, reach out to us at Pineapple Eventworks. We’d love to help you with your next event! xx