At what point is mediocre service no longer sufficient? Is it when ten percent of guests are unsatisfied? Five percent? Two percent? In a high stakes, high-touch setting, it’s likely that any number of unsatisfied people is too many. It reflects poorly on everybody involved, and often even slight dissatisfaction among attendees can derail the main objectives of your event.
Sometimes scouring for a cheap deal leads to what looks like a cost savings opportunity, but more often than not cutting corners to save a few pennies up front means losing at least a few dollars on the back end. Blindly cutting costs consistently leads to exponentially diminishing returns. Excellence will always have a higher ROI than indiscriminate frugality and mediocrity. Professional planners work to ensure excellence; it is their mission to deliver it.
So think about working with a professional planner for your next event. Is it really worth saving a little bit of money planning when you have a captive audience worth huge potential sums of money to your business? It’s doubtful; make the smart choice.