Planning the perfect event starts with determining your budget. This is easier said than done. Event production can be a stressful, confusing task. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Hiring an Event Consultant is pivotal to creating realistic event plans that simplify your project. The right event consultant will help you to produce the event of your dreams. If you are looking to create the perfect event budget without the hidden costs of event planning, you are at the right place.
Should You Hire an Event Consultant to Help You Budget Your Event?
Event costs can come from different places, many of which are hidden and unexpected. This is where hiring an Event Consultant comes in necessary. An Event Consultant has the extensive industry experience and can mentor you to plan the best financial path. Equipped with a professional event expert, you will create the perfect event budget. This will help you to avoid losses on unforeseen fees, permits, expenses, and taxes. You will also avoid cutting into other budget areas. For example, having the optimal budget for design features, culinary experiences and guest activities. With an event expert, you will be able to meet your deadlines and celebrate a smooth event production and guest experience!
What Are Some Unexpected Expenses for Event Planning?
If you have planned events in the past, you already understand that knowing what some common event expenses are is the first step in planning your event budget strategy and overall success. But preparing your event budget while taking into consideration the following unexpected event costs is your ticket to a successful event.
Here are some, not all, of the hidden event planning costs that might not be obvious at first:
- Variable Catering Costs: food and beverage costs increase with every addition to your guest list, in addition to service tips, liquor tax, and taxes.
- Venue Costs: security deposits, parking for you and your guests, insurance, internet access, screens and projectors etc.
- Production Costs: labor wages for employees to set up and takedown
- Rental Fees: rental fees for catering and event rentals, delivery charges, etc.
How Can An Event Consultant Help You Plan An Event Budget?
Working with an Event Consultant is a perfect way to determine your event budget. Event consultants are professional experts that know all the ins and out of event management. Not only will they know the obvious costs such as venue, food and entertainment, but they also know all the hidden costs you should be aware of when planning an event.
Their experience and knowledge are key assets to help you plan an optimized budget. Working with an event consultant means you have an exclusive connection to relevant stakeholders which can help reduce costs and optimize your event ROI.
In other words, you spend less, save more and earn more! Because you enjoy all of these benefits you can also invest more in your event strategy. For example, provide your guest with a magical experience with interactive activities or a memorable take-home gift.
At Sharon Bonner Consulting we always look on the bright side and think about how we can give more to our clients. We believe that by giving we are actually receiving.
How to Start Your Event Budget?
Event Consultants provide knowledge and experience to help you navigate your budget. At Sharon Bonner Consulting we prepare all-inclusive budgets to guide you in creating your event plan, resulting in a quantifiable ROI. With a calculated event budget, you will exceed your event expectations and meet all of your event goals. And let’s be honest, at the end of the day it’s all about having the BEST guest experience!
With over 34 years of experience and 3,000 previous events, Sharon is the most competent Event Consultant to have by your side. Her extensive event industry knowledge and exceptional event awards resume is invaluable and can be accessed even on a limited budget.
Event planning doesn’t have to be confusing or expensive. Connect with us today to get a quote and enjoy the smoothest event budget process.