View of Stage LightingsIf you’ve hosted live events in the past, you know that it takes more than just a great venue and a big budget to pull off a huge event. The right team of professionals can make a difference, as well. If you’ll be working with a live event production agency this year, ADM Productions and other experts list some tips to choose the right company for you.

1. Prioritize experience

There could be new entrants in live event production with exceptional talent, and they charge less for their services. But are you willing to entrust such a huge event to an agency with unproven skills? It’s always better to work with a company with considerable experience in the services you’re looking for.

2. Seek recommendations

It’s likely that you started your search for a suitable event production company online. Obviously, you’ll want to work with an agency with the most glowing reviews. When you finally sit with them to discuss your project, ask them to direct you towards testimonials from their latest clients. Make a decision based on what you see and hear.

3. Inquire about equipment

Some live event production companies do not have sufficient equipment, so they have to hire them when a project comes up. While that shouldn’t bother you if the company can guarantee satisfactory results, it’s always best to work with a company that has its own equipment. That’s because companies who must hire equipment usually charge higher to cover the cost of hiring.

4. Follow your instincts

If you still don’t feel comfortable working with them, then don’t force it. Look for someone you feel at ease with. More often than not, your gut is right.

Choosing the right live event production agency is no walk in the park, but it’s essential if your event is to go as planned. Fortunately, it’s something you can do by sticking to just a few smart tactics.