Are you looking for event staff? Event planning can be a stressful job and hiring the wrong team could make it worse. This blog post will give you tips on how to find your perfect team of professional event staff that will help you plan an amazing party! It goes over many different aspects such as finding the right venue, creating a budget, and catering services.
The first thing to consider when hiring event staff is your budget. You want to make sure that you have enough money for the entire party- including venue, catering services, and everything else! Estimate how much it’s going to cost before you go into negotiations with a potential vendor. Then take what remains of your allotted funds (after you’ve paid for the aforementioned party essentials) and divide it by the total amount of hours that your event will last. This is how much each person needs to be compensated- this includes hostesses, brand ambassadors, bartenders, bussers, wait staff, coat check attendants, guest list screeners,…
The second thing to consider is the type of venue that you can afford. You want to make sure that your staff will be comfortable in their surroundings and won’t have any problems navigating around during the party, so it’s always important to hire a good event staffing company with experience working at this specific location. Try Googling “name of venue” and “event staffing” to see if any of the companies that pop up are a good fit for you.
The third thing to consider is what type of party experience your event guests want- do they enjoy dancing? Then make sure there’s enough space for people to move around with an open floor plan, or would they prefer mingling and chatting? Then you’ll want to have a venue with more intimate spaces. If you have hostesses, request out-going ones that can encourage guests to get out on the dance floor! Want to set the theme? Get some themed professional dancers!
The fourth thing to consider is the experience level of your potential event staff- if there are any special requirements like certification, then make sure that they fulfill these before hiring them. You don’t want someone who’s never worked at an event before serving alcohol or cooking food!
Make sure whatever event staffing agency you do decide to go with has great reviews, a long standing business, a large roster of event staff!