We're so lucky to love what we do - so when asked to share some insight into our jobs and what continues to motivate us each day by EventPlanner.com, we were happy to give them a peek behind the curtain! Read our interview and why we do what we do here!
Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with clients with weddings of all shapes and sizes. No matter the format, number of guests, location, budget etc, something that's always helpful is what we call a Wedding Audit about 4-5 weeks out. With our Day of Coordination Plus clients, we meet with them at this time before their wedding and go through every detail of the plans. There are a few reasons this is important:
Key things we discuss with our couples:
Looking for a Wedding Audit? Contact us to schedule yours!
The Importance of the Right Venue
The success of every event starts with the venue. The venue determines the atmosphere and sets the tone for the event. Some events want energy and a location in the heart of the city, and others require serenity deep in the country. No matter what type of setting you need, Kelly Elizabeth Events puts great care into scouting the right venue.
Experience with local venues is important. We know local venues, because we have hosted events all over Boston and New England. Our relationship with different venues makes for a smooth process, and our knowledge of different spaces means we can find you just what you are looking for.
There are many different things to consider when choosing a venue. A venue needs to be convenient enough for your guests to arrive at easily. Parking, traffic, noise levels, budget, space, and services can all come into play. Some corporate events may need local foot traffic. Some, more intimate events need privacy. Other events need a highly specialized service, or at least the ability to accommodate one. For instance, have planned events with cigar rolling, an indoor display for a car, and even a rented yacht!
We can suggest different types of venues, or find a very specific type to fit your exacting needs. At Kelly Elizabeth Events, we combine our unique experience and connections with local venues with a keen instinct for knowing exactly what a client is looking for.
Your Home as a Venue
For many types of events, your own home or space is a wonderful place to host! Many birthday parties, cocktail hours, and even corporate functions have been planned in one of our client's lovely homes. Kelly loves taking a client's space and tailoring the decor for the perfect atmosphere!
Hosting an event in your home can provide a more intimate setting, save money, and provide ample flexibility for anything you might want. Don't be afraid to bring in catering, bartending, lighting, tents, or any number of other services right into your home!
Whether you need full planning and coordination services, or you need us to provide some knowledge of local venues, or if you want us to scout locations in other markets, we are happy to assist to find you the perfect space!
At Kelly Elizabeth Events, we are proud to offer full service event planning. We specialize in making you look good, while we take care of all the details. If you can imagine an event, we can plan it, coordinate it, and put all the pieces together to make it happen.
What Full Service Planning Means
Full service event planning is all encompassing, and it can mean different things depending on your needs and the nature of the event. We can take an event through the planning and design phase, to finding the correct venue and vendors, to day of coordination and services. It also means that we understand your budget. No matter what your budget is, we bring you the best value and top notch service that you and your event deserves.
True full service planning starts with an idea. It can be a nugget of an idea from a client, or it can be a very specific vision. Either way, our job is to work closely with our clients to bring their event to life.
Understanding our client's vision for the event is the most important step. We take our time to listen to our clients, and apply our intuitive understanding and experience in event design to bring them exactly what they want. Only by fully understanding our client's needs, are we able to deliver top notch planning.
The planning phase is where we put together the full scope of the event. It's important for us to understand the purpose of the event. A corporate event for industry speakers is different than a networking event. What is the design/aesthetic of it? What services will be needed? Do we need to coordinate a caterer, or AV equipment operation for presenters, or perhaps a florist?
We have an intimate understanding of local venues. We can help you choose the perfect place to host the event, or host it at your own house or company.
We also know the best local vendors in Boston. We are constantly working with new vendors, but we know where to go for every specific need. Be it the best seating, the best florists, or the best pastry catering, a big advantage of working with a full service planner is that we know just where to go for your needs and budget.
Taking in the full event design and program, we are able to put together a comprehensive overview of the event. We will coordinate all the seating, food, venue, equipment, and decor. If any additional labor is required such as servers, models, speakers, bands or DJ, we have a proven track record of getting exactly what your event needs. We will work to keep all the vendors and other pieces of your event in line and ready to go, up until the day of.
On the day of the event, we are there to help set up and coordinate. We make sure everything goes exactly to plan, and eliminate any stress or anxiety you may have as a client. You can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands. Adaptability is an essential trait for any day of event coordinator, and we are constantly problem solving on the fly to make sure everything goes off without even a minor hitch. We don't stop until everything is perfect.
Advantages of Full Service Event Planning
The biggest benefit of a full service package is that everything is taken care of for our clients. No matter how complex your event is and how many different types of staff members might be needed, we can handle every aspect. Some of the important advantages for our clients can be:
Contact Us Today for Full Service Planning
If you can benefit from full service event planning, we can help. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you bring any event to life!
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