With the new movie Avengers: End Game coming out, it made us think…. What if everything could be undone with a single snap?
For those few of you who may not be following the story line, The Avengers is a Marvel Comics phenomenon – with blockbuster movie sales at the Box Office. It follows a story arc featuring many of the characters we have known and loved- the Hulk, Black Panther, Thor, Tony Stark aka Ironman, Star Lord, Steve Rogers aka Captain America, The Black Widow, Spiderman, Groot, Hawkeye, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch and several other supporting characters. In the concluding moments of the last movie, Avengers-Infinity War, the antagonist, Thanos, has successfully managed to collect all of the Infinity Stones. As a result, he wields the power to control the universe. In the closing scenes of the movie, Thanos snaps his fingers, wiping out half of the world’s population. In his opinion, he has now made the universe “right”, and sits back to relax and enjoy the fruits of his labor.
So, thinking now about events, we can draw some comparisons between Thanos’ quest and event planning. Thanos collects stones, while planners collect data. The goal is to create a world where everything is perfect. Much toil goes in to the preparation. For planners this includes establishing a theme, finding and vetting vendors, developing a run of show, selecting menus and décor to enhance the experience, and ultimately, sitting back and watching the event develop and run organically.
For many, this is a tried-and-true process. For some planners though, we have all experienced the pitfalls of a live event production. That brings us back to our original question- What if you could snap your fingers and make a change? What would that change be? We asked a few of our planning friends and were surprised at the responses. Here are what a few of our Special Events Planners had to say:
“If I could snap my fingers, I would go back and begin the process a little earlier. Nothing is more stressful than a deadline. So being able to use the time travel stone to go back in time and encourage my client to start working on their party earlier would be my wish.”
“If I could snap my fingers, I would review the ratings of each vendor participating in the event and really take those in to account in the selection process. I made the mistake once of choosing the lowest bidder off of a friendly recommendation, and well, it turned out to be a disaster. The vendor made me ultimately look bad to my client. Reviews are not going to give you a 100% guarantee, but they are the closest thing to it.”
“If I could snap my fingers, I would start over from some of the early events I did. At that time, I was really focused on getting everything for the lowest possible price. I was considering price, but I was not considering value, and there is a difference. When groups are spending thousands of dollars to create these magical evenings, it really is a disservice to focus solely on price. I know that the quality of my service has increased significantly because I now see value in higher costing providers. Knowing that a professional is at the helm is something you can’t put a price tag on.”
We thought this was a great way to start a conversation about event planning and learn from the experiences of others. We hope that you will find this both informative and inspirational. Ask yourself this question- what would you do if you could snap your fingers and make a correction? Feel free to share your insight with us!
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