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Lightning Party Planning

Lightning Party Planning prepares, organizes, and ensures your event runs smoothly. We do all the work so you can concentrate on you. Whatever the budget, we can make it happen! C Major Package - Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Fund Raisers C Minor Package - Kid's Birthdays, Baby Showers, Corporate Meetings Packages are according to number of attendees. Your budget is our price!

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What do you love most about your job?

This is a family business. We love that event planning encompasses all of our talents enabling us to go above and beyond for every aspect of planning an event, from organizing, decorating, music and themes, we have the talent for it all.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit since working with my mom in her catering business since the age of 10 years old. My daughters picked up the same entrepreneurial mindset, and decided that they wanted to start this party planning business. With my background in catering, marketing, and the corporate industry, and their love for parties, decorating, and music, combined with their extroverted personalities, party planning became our profession.

Why should our clients choose you?

Your budget is our price. We make your party happen no matter the budget! Our commission will always be up to a maximum of 20% no matter the event and amount of people involved. Your dream event will always take precedence over commission.

We value our client's time and money.
We value our client's tastes and aspirations.

We have a unique ability to see your party from a perspective of younger and older generations, to give you a well rounded party experience.

We ensure our client's 100% satisfaction with all party components, including hired vendors.

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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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The average rating for Bark Event Planners in Atlanta is 4.91, based on 3,616 reviews.

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