The entertainment business is thrilling and exciting. Event planners have one of the best jobs in the world because they get to create such great events.
Inevitably, stress is common in this industry, but it also has so many worthwhile rewards and it can also bring you plenty of opportunities.
Hiring entertainment can be a struggle sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a list of things that are overlooked most of the time so that your event planning process goes as smooth as possible.
- Make a list of entertainment ideas and artists
Before you dive into making the assumption that the entertainment artist you’d like for your event is undoubtedly available, stop for a second. It may not be the case. Be sure to prepare a list, so that you’ll have a backup. Don’t make assumptions based on what you think or what you’d like to happen. It’s better to get the facts right about the artists that you’ve taken into consideration for your event.
- Time is of the essence
Don’t wait until the last minute to book an artist for your event, especially if you want to catch the big fish. Most entertainers are booked months in advance, so if you have your eye on an artist you’d really want, contact them and set the date. It’s better to book entertainment sooner than later.
- Figure out the important stuff
Event planners need to see the big picture when it comes to their event before proceeding to figure out the small details. First things first: Booking entertainment. Then, you need to decide what the proper venue for the performance would be. Do you need a football stadium or just a conference room? After all of these details are set in place, you can go ahead and create a marketing and promotional campaign, putting together a team and taking care of logistics.
- Know the trends
People are crazy about seeing the latest, hottest and the most amazing entertainers that are on fire right now. If they’re on TV, they will most likely want to see them. Event planners have to browse the market to find out what people want to see. It’s no use to bring them an artist that was very much appreciated two years ago. Also, if you have a specific target in mind for your event, think about what they would like to see as entertainment.
- Decide on a budget
You may not know what prices some of the entertainers ask for, but you can probably estimate based on your experience. You can check out a few artists and see what their prices are. If your budget is too small, then it’s best to do something else with the money you have than to hire a bad entertainer who can possibly ruin your event.
Event planners hold the key to good entertainment
Organizing memorable and fun events will make you an amazing event planner. But in order to do so, you need ideas.
Whether you’re looking for artists, comedians, entertainers or hearty speakers, we can help you find the right entertainment for your event.