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There are no many different components to events and planning. From vendors to suppliers to volunteers to staff! Questions to keep in mind: When does the entertainer arrive? How do I get a hold of them if they’re late? Who is the on-site contact with the caterer? When does the food need to be ready […]

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Planner tip for the day… don’t be afraid of trying something new and embrace change! In particular when it comes to events, we find that many planners are afraid of using new event technology when it comes to events. While there is certainly an investment when it comes to using technology for marketing, on-site event […]

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There are many factors to consider when planning event, one important item many people overlook is looking at other events in the community. It may seem like a no brainer, but this is something that many organizations forget to do before setting their event date. While ensuring the planning team, venue, entertainment group, emcee and […]

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One of the most satisfying moments when working with clients on annual events, is to provide them with a USB of their event files post-event. Typically it will be organized with folders and subfolders and include all the event related documents that were used throughout the event planning process. Those records are vital to the […]

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Quotes can be a very powerful event tool, but where do you use them? Here are three few reminders of where they could benefit your event: 1. Decor: Whether you are working on a wedding, a fundraiser or a corporate event, a framed quote can be a great way to encourage or motivate your event […]

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Reports to: Lead Planner Type: Permanent Part Time, 12-24 hours per week     Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience                      Based in Abbotsford, Perfect Sense Events was founded by Patricia Driessen in 2009 after working with a variety of clientele in the hospitality industry. With a passion for event management and a commitment to bringing innovation and […]

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Surveys have become an incredible tool to gain important feedback from guests, sponsors and key event stakeholders.  Use them as much as possible in your post-event reporting so annual events can continue to grow and improve. Specifically, use them to determine: What is the level of satisfaction for the event? Which elements of the event do they […]

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Press releases can be an amazing way to gain free promotion for your event and the print-media industry is very welcoming to accepting them.  Ensure you follow proper press release formatting including an intriguing heading and include statistics or information in your article that readers would find valuable. Keep in mind that press releases are […]

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Sponsorship is a key part of event management, especially non-for-profit event planning (which happens to be something we’ve done a lot of). Most businesses get asked for sponsorship more often than they can commit to, so they are forced to pick and choose what organizations they can support. How do you set yourself apart? Here […]

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One area that often gets overlooked in event planning are the bathrooms. It’s a bit of an odd one, but people get very busy focusing on food and beverages (all very important too), that they forget about a space that, depending on the length of your event, many of your guests will need to utilize. […]

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