It’s certainly a cliché, and it is often talked about ad nauseam, but time is the most valuable resource there is. Whether you’re a professional planner who has 100 events on your plate or you’re an executive assistant charged with planning a single event, time spent organizing the fine details of an event is time not spent doing the myriad other tasks you are charged with.
Seeking out the right professional planners is just about the biggest time saving decision you can make. Experienced planners will double check the venues, confirm transportation options, rearrange reservations as numbers change, and make emergency modifications to itineraries and locations while remaining agile and responsive to emergent needs. Needless to say, that’s a daunting task to try and undertake yourself. Planners are there to do the heavy lifting and keep track of all the seemingly mundane tasks and details so you don’t have to. Invest your time where it’s most valuable while letting the professionals invest time and energy where they are experts.