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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.
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Everything Belles & Whistles

‘21 Certificate of Excellence

Hi, I'm Correne Kelly! Those who know me can attest to the fact that I am obsessed with planning events and making special occasions even more memorable. Having studied Hotel Keeping and Catering at Birnam Business College as well as wedding and event planning at the SA School of Weddings, I've planned everything from small dinner parties to weddings comprising of 200 guests. I have a keen eye for detail and am talented when it comes to putting things together. Not only do I enjoy putting the décor together for events but I am a whizz in the kitchen! Having a good number of years of experience as an executive assistant, I am also extremely organised! My absolute number one passion in life is party and event planning so allow me to help you plan an event that your friends, family and colleagues will remember for many years to come!

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What do you love most about your job?

I love that it's vast in contrast and every event is different. I love meeting different people too!

What I love most about my job though is seeing happy customers!

What inspired you to start your own business?

Event planning has been an undying passion of mine from a very young age. Even after working in the corporate industry for so many years, my dream was always to establish an elite events company and when Covid rolled in, the opportunity arose for me to dive right in and make it work!

Why should our clients choose you?

I have your best interests at heart and while this is my means of income, I am here to help you make exquisite memories all while sticking to your budget! I understand that times are tough but we still need to celebrate life! I am here to ensure that your every wish is met and the memories last long after the celebrations are over!

I have a broad portfolio of service providers and if I have never provided a particular service I will be sure to find someone who can. No request is too big or too small for me to tackle!

I am here to make YOU, the client, very happy!

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

I absolutely can. In this day and age, technology allows us to communicate on various platforms efficiently. While I always prefer to meet my clients in person so that a relationship is formed and I understand your vibe, I am more than happy and capable to assist you remotely.

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

When I meet with customers I always wear my mask, we don't shake hands and all the venues and service providers I deal with follow strict Covid protocols (temperature check, hand sanitizing, etc)

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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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