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Event planners are people who can make organizing any celebration or formal event a stress-free and enjoyable experience for you. The team of qualified professionals can take over as much of the organization process as necessary and change their plans according to your requirements if an emergency occurs. These specialists will help you organize an amazing wedding, corporate function, or a party to be remembered.
  • Bark can find event planners who are creative specialists who can help you with any part of the organization, including venue search and booking, venue styling, bride styling for weddings, floral design, color scheme development, catering and menu development, event day management, and concierge service.
  • Event planners offer custom service packages that can be tailored to your needs. You can have them fully planning and designing the event or offering partial service to handle the tasks you don’t have the time to complete yourself. Many planning agencies offer consultancy services for those who want to organize everything on their own but will benefit from some professional advice.
  • Bark will source event management experts who can help you organize not only celebrations like weddings and parties but also business events, like seminars or formal functions. Discuss the details with your planning crew and they will come up with an itinerary and design that will help you win over any prospective business partners and help your company make an impression. These specialists even offer advice on designing exhibition booths. Bark also offers the contacts of professional stylists who will ensure that you have the look to match the event.
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Meraki Unique Celebrations

I am so certain that you want your Celebration to be totally amazing, fun and memorable!! That's where I come in. I am not just 'one of those' Event Planners. I am not there just to put together a party for you and I'm out of there. No, I am your events bestie & I will be there from the start until the end. I am there for you in whatever capacity you need me - I am there to help from the littlest thing to the biggest. I LOVE what I do and that is creating the most AMAZING CELEBRATION that you can imagine. And one that your friends & family will remember. You can get in touch through my email Check out my website at https://www.merakiuniquecelebrations.com.au Check out my Insta & Facebook Insta - @meraki_unique_celebrations Facebook - @merakiuniquecelebrations Or text me to chat :) Lauren x

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What do you love most about your job?

I absolutely love helping create an amazing Celebration. I love getting to know people and discovering what is different about them in order to create a really unique Celebration.

What inspired you to start your own business?

What inspired me? Life is all about living authentically and l have always loved throwing my kids amazing parties and having friends over for dinner as well as throwing parties.

My friends constantly told me that I should do this as a career as I was fantastic and passionate about doing this. I know that not only is life short and you should be always making memories but you should spend your life doing something that you absolutely love.

Why should our clients choose you?

What my clients know is that I am not there just to plan a party. I treat my clients as friends. They will always be my friends. I have a long term friendship with them. I want to be the person that they call on for their engagement, wedding, baby shower and any other Celebrations that occur in their lives.

If I become your planner for your event, be assured that I will treat your Celebration as if it were my own and that I will give you 100% of myself and my creativity.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

I am happy to communicate with you via text, email, zoom & meet when you are comfortable. I will respect whatever needs you have in relation to COVID and precautions.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

I have completed the COVID infection control training that is an online course. I will comply with current restrictions in regards to COVID and any extra precautions my clients wish. I always carry a mask and hand sanitiser.

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Most event planners charge their clients anywhere from 10-20 percent of the total cost of the event, with 15 percent being the average.

Your professional event planner will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, helping you to choose the best one for your needs. Use Bark to find trusted event planners near you and request quotes for free!

Some of the common services your event planner can help with include:

  • Conducting research

  • Creating an event design

  • Finding a suitable venue

  • Arranging for food, decorations, and entertainment

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Sending invitations to attendees

  • Arranging accommodation for attendees

  • Coordinating the activities of event staff

  • Supervision at the site

  • Conducting evaluations of the event

Following these steps will ensure that you find the right Event Planner for you:

  • Objective - Before you start your search, you need to work out the event's objective, the budget you are working with, and your reason for hiring externally. You want to be in a position to communicate the broad outline of the event and its most important goals. You will also want to decide on the budget for your event planner and what they will be expected to do. A party planner can select the venue, recommend food and beverage options, source speakers and entertainment, be on-site on the day and create the invitations.

  • Find your event planner - You want to hire someone who has expertise in creating your type of event. Word of mouth is one way to find an event planner but it's not always the most effective approach. Look out for a company with experience and a strong reputation and do your online research by reading company reviews on Bark.

  • Interview applicants - Most event planners will be eager to hear about your event. Give them brief details at first and focus on their expertise in the initial round of interviews. Reduce your list of candidates to the three strongest applicants. You should then ask each finalist about their business, their experience with past events, and how they plan for contingencies.

  • Decision time - Once you have hired a company, the event planner should be able to share a detailed plan for the event with you.

  • Budget - Many people who organise an event for the first time want a champagne event on a beer budget. You need to work together to come up with a realistic budget. Plus, do not forget to find out about the fees that will be charged by the event planner and how they will be incorporated into the budget.

  • Follow up - Make sure you stay on top of the event planning and do not force the event management expert to make major decisions without your input.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local event planners listed will give you a reliable and professional service.

There is no formal training required to be an event planner, although they usually have a degree or certificate from a university in event planning or management.

Before you choose an event planner, it's always worth checking out their customer reviews on their website and Bark profile. This ensures that they are trustworthy and reliable.

Absolutely! Whether it's finding the best DJ or getting your catering sorted, your event and party planner will be able to organise pretty much every aspect of the event online. You can even find the perfect venue through interactive virtual venue tours - pretty neat stuff!



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