If you are planning a summer wedding or other large event, you may need to hire an independent contractor to manage part or all of it. You may consider hiring an individual or business for your audio-visual needs, catering, planning and other key functions.
Before you commit to hiring a contractor, consider the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. Of course, hiring a contractor has several advantages including:
1) The contractor brings expertise to your event.
2) There is less stress for you.
3) Eliminating the need to invest in specialized equipment.
On the downside, you also need to consider these disadvantages of using a contractor:
1) The expense of paying a third-party
2) You may not be able to direct how a contractor does their job.
To help you avoid any pitfalls of using a contractor, be sure to carefully read the contracts of any third parties you use before working with them. Don’t forgo a written agreement that details the scope of the work, pricing, dates and times you expect them to adhere to for your event—it could mean the difference between having a successful event or having to deal with a panic situation! A contract will also minimize your risks related to financial losses if the contractor does not follow through.
Using a contractor to help you with your summer wedding or special event can help to alleviate your workload and ease your stress. Make sure you take into consideration the benefits and the disadvantages before you hire an independent contractor and lay out in detail the expectations of both parties to ensure you both enjoy a productive relationship.
Author: The Guest Table