The bottom line question: Is the mark-up you pay to an Event Management Company more or less than what you will have to pay when things don’t go the way you expected?

For thousand of years, philosopher/planners have long debated whether they plan large events themselves or hire an “expert” to help.
 
You may not have known this, but during the first Olympics it was decided to save some drachma and the whole shebang was assigned to an EA. Not that they weren’t supremely qualified in their job… but this was something they knew nothing about (although they may have thought they did). “What could be so hard”, they said. “Just hire a caterer (everyone loves lamb), a band (can we get Orpheus?), invite everyone on the list, big guys will wrestle, and we’ll have a party. I love parties”.
 
Well, as it turned out, the Athenians were seated next to the Spartans (AWWWKward!!!), the Discus-Throwers sign had to be hand-chiseled at the last minute (talk about overtime – and if you think unions are tough, try dealing with the stone-cutters guild on a weekend), Aphrodite’s welcome amenity was WAY nicer than both Athena’s and Hera’s (Google “Trojan War”), and when Hades’ VIP chariot didn’t show up, all Hell broke loose (literally).


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