The holidays are right around the corner, and as soon as Halloween passes- it’s out with the spooky season and in with the hot cocoa!

Let’s break down how to use Planned for planning your best holiday party yet!

Once you’ve signed into the platform, you can add your other event planning helpers as collaborators for your event. Whether your workshop is a two person team or a ten person team, everyone can have oversight into the planning process to share thoughts and give feedback.

Now for the holiday miracle: our marketplace is filled with incredible holiday-inspired venues and vendors to fill your event with joy and festivities.

One of many holiday options that can be done virtually!

From a wreath making class to an enchanting wintery venue, our suppliers know exactly how to host a successful holiday event. So once you’ve browsed the marketplace and saved a few of your favorites, you can speak with them directly.

The Planned inbox allows you to converse with suppliers directly!

After you communicate with each supplier, receive quotes, and invoices: all that’s left to do is book the suppliers and let the magic happen!

The dedicated Planned Account Managers are always there to help you along your event planning journey! After the magical event, Planned will follow up to hear about the event and ensure that everything went smoothly!

Let the holiday planning begin.

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