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A Spoonful of Planning

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A Spoonful of Planning is more than an event planning company – We manifest your vision into an experience. Through creating captivating events across the country and stage-managing Broadway-style productions, A Spoonful of Planning has a keen perspective on how to bring a client’s vision to fruition seamlessly. We consider it a privilege to work alongside you to create engaging and unique experiences that align with your individuality, your brand, you. As a full-service meeting and event management and planning company, we'll handle every detail or customize a service a la carte. With years of experience designing events from conception to completion, you can rest assured that your event will be flawless.

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What do you love most about your job?

What I love most about my job is the opportunity to collaborate with and meet a variety of individuals and work together to bring a vision to fruition while also constantly learning. When you're working so intimately with a client to create a milestone celebration, you build a lasting relationship. We're in the business of cultivating memorable experiences, but we can only accomplish that by trusting our clients and learning more about them. In the process of doing that, we often learn more about ourselves.

What inspired you to start your own business?

What inspired me to start A Spoonful of Planning was the opportunity to build organics connections with my clients. Sometimes working in the corporate realm, you don't always have the chance to build a relationship or truly collaborate on a more intimate scale. We wanted to create a company that allowed us to utilize our unique skill set and experiences, to help bring our clients' visions to life while also building lasting relationships.

Why should our clients choose you?

Our clients should select A Spoonful of Planning if they would like to feel cared for and that their vision is flawlessly fulfilled. We bring to the table a plethora of knowledge and experiences that allow us to view event planning, design, and production from a variety of perspectives to ensure that we are best serving our clients. At the forefront; however, we look to provide exceptional hospitality by collaborating with our clients fully and building a relationship. We also recognize that at the end of the day, you only have one life to live so it might as well be fun!

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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!

Reviews

4.98/5.00

based on 21 reviews

The average rating for Bark Event Planners in Columbia is 4.98, based on 21 reviews.

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