Although we excel in both, corporate event planning and social event planning are two very different animals. Corporate events are a bit less personal and emotional; with social events, we interact on a more personal level with those who will be attending a wedding, birthday party, anniversary celebration, etc. This may be parents, brides, couples, and individuals – who all have their own ideas about how the event should be managed! While managing a social event can be a challenge, it’s also exciting and exhilarating.
In planning a social event, it’s about much more than knowing what decor theme the bride or “person of honor” desires. Our job is to pay attention in ways that are non-verbal; so much can be communicated through eye contact, facial expressions, and more. Ultimately, we must pay attention to every word said, every expression, posture, and nuance. It’s about understanding not only what those involved expect of the social event, but also understanding their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions as well.
The elements that are most important in a corporate event are not the same elements that are critical in a social event. For instance, a wedding anniversary, birthday, engagement party, or other event often revolves around a perfectly organized catered menu; every detail must be perfect, from the venue and layout, to seating arrangements. In addition, costs are handled differently with social events, as, unlike corporations or companies, most families have no “corporate budget.” This means our social event management team must also help ensure the most important elements of the event are delivered, while staying within budget.
Last, but certainly not least, many social events are those that happen only once in a lifetime. This means that the event must be executed perfectly, as there will be no re-do’s. At Events & Logistics, our Miami event planners are dedicated professionals who are committed to your satisfaction, regardless of the type of social event you need help with. Count on results that go beyond your expectations!