Hiring a great event planner can save you time, money and stress. Our goal, as a planner is for our clients to enjoy the planning process and their event day.
Make sure that the event planner that you have been considering is available on your event day.
Share your budget with your planner and make sure that he or she agrees that your numbers are realistic before you proceed.
Please note: if more than one planner advises you that the numbers are not realistic, please revisit your budget.
You will be working with your planner closely and it is important that you are both on the same page and think similarly.
A response should be communicated the same day or within 24 hours. Even if your planner is on another event, someone in their office should email or text you to let you know that they will follow-up as soon as possible – no one should have to wait more than a day.
Ensure that your planner is not going to learn their skills at your expense.
Google and Yelp reviews are very helpful. You need to know who you are hiring.
WE DON’T RECOMMEND HAVING A PRIVATE ESTATE EVENT WHEN A CLIENT IS ON A CHALLENGING BUDGET. PLANNING AN ESTATE EVENT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, SINCE EVERYTHING FROM THE LIGHTING TO THE RENTALS MUST BE BROUGHT ONSITE. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT SOMEONE HAS TO HAVE AN UNLIMITED BUDGET, BUT THEIR BUDGET SHOULD HAVE FLEXIBILITY.
WE HAVE A HANDFUL OF BEAUTIFUL ESTATES THAT CAN GO LATER, I.E., BALLROOMS AND THEY ARE ISOLATED. HOWEVER, GENERALLY, MOST ESTATES RECEPTIONS CAN GO UNTIL 10 PM OR 11 PM.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS GREAT WEATHER MAJORITY OF THE TIME, HOWEVER, IF YOUR EVENT IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE FALL, WINTER OR SPRING, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A WEATHER CONTINGENCY PLAN IN PLACE. WE ALWAYS SUGGEST HAVING A CONTINGENCY PLAN IN PLACE TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.
CONFIRM THAT THE ESTATE THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING CAN HANDLE YOUR GUEST COUNT. THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN TRYING TO PLAN A SIT DOWN DINNER FOR 250 GUESTS IN AN AREA THAT CAN ONLY HANDLE 150 GUESTS. THIS CAN BE COSTLY AND VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS.
For more information, please call our office at 818-246-2288.