If you found a good entertainment agency, your booking hazards are inexistent. You will get a wonderful performer at a reasonable price with no frustration or time spent searching for it on your own. Good agencies are formed by reputation so ask around before deciding on one. Remember that you should only hire one agency, not two or three (You are not price shopping for agencies, but searching for entertainment packages from a well-rounded agency). Most agencies have a network of collaboration between them and will drop any clients that are trying to use more than one agency for the same job. Time and effort goes into making entertainment packages for your specific event and date, having more than one agency working on it is unfair and simply, unnecessary.
All great agencies have access to numerous forms of entertainment so you won’t have to look for it. They can also offer guidance in the type of performance best suited for your particular event. It is important to give at least three months of notice before the event so the agency has plenty of time to look for and elaborate distinct packages. Many of the good performers book quickly so don’t wait until the last minute. Give them your price range and an overall idea of what you desire or expect. You can offer suggestions as well but the idea of hiring them is to rid yourself of the constant worry, so relax and trust that they will find what is best for you. Remember to only hire a reputable agency, not the first one you find!
Agencies earn their money in form of commission from booking acts. The performers pay the agencies so they can find them work. Normally, you won’t have to pay anything unless you cancel. Some have cancellation fees that will be charged so ask to clear any doubts about that beforehand. Cancellation fees help agencies keep their business growing since it is common for clients to suddenly change their minds and cancel after all the work and time has already been put into find entertainment packages. The cancellation fee is a compensation for time and effort that otherwise you would have done on your own. If you cancel after booking a certain performer or act, you might also be charged a cancellation fee from them. Also be sure to ask if any fees exist before booking an event. Their cancellation fees are due to the fact that they rejected any and all offers of work for the date you had reserved and then it turned out you won’t need their services; this means a loss of income for them and therefore they require a fee.
Agencies can find the most adequate entertainment for your event but in order to do so, remember that it is crucial to give them time to do so. A good agency will let you know if they have been unsuccessful in finding what you need so you can look for help with another agency. All agencies should offer a legal contract that will include every single detail and will make the process a smooth and pleasant one for both parties. Read it carefully and always ask when in doubt in order to have peace of mind about your event.