Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Catering Business: To Do Or Not To Do? Event Planners/Coordinators

I get asked this question a lot: 

Should I hire an Event Planner or Day-of-Event Coordinator? Well, it depends. How much stress/time do you have to spare? For example, the services, depending on you your needs - include everything from the early planning & budgeting stages to "Day-Of” coordination.

Here are some tips to help you get started:
  • First, gather your ideas-think about your budget, themes, the types of food you and you target audience would like, etc. 
  • Next, hire an Event Planner, if you prefer. An Event Planner has rapport and connections with vendors you might need. The role as a caterer and event planner is that of a facilitator, mediator, negotiator, artist and dream-maker… all on your behalf. 

Since Saffron 59 is a full-service event planning /catering company, we offer these services at a discounted price should you decide to use our catering services. After all, planning an event is stressful!

If you decide to go at it on your own; start researching venues, photographers/ videographers, décor, entertainment, caterers, printers, bakeries, florists, accommodations, transportation, etc. The list goes on and on.