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Running Your Own Event vs. Hiring Professionals

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Running your own event is going to save you money. Some people (ourselves included) even consider it fun. But as you’re planning your event, you’re likely trying to decide whether it makes more sense to hire a professional or to do everything yourself.

Megahertz is here to answer that question. Every person and every situation is different, and hopefully this post provides some insights that help you make your decision. See whether you should DIY or drop a down payment for some extra help in our blog, and contact us for video equipment rentals and event planning for your next occasion.

If you love technology and A/V equipment…

Rent from Megahertz! Owning everything is expensive — having some of the best cameras, screens, and switchers can cost thousands of dollars. Especially if you’re only using equipment once or twice a year, it makes more sense for you to rent video equipment than to purchase everything.

If the idea of video equipment rentals and checking out the latest A/V technology makes you feel like a kid in a toy store, you should run things yourself. Of course, if it’s your wedding day, we’ll probably encourage you to let one of our event planners handle things instead. But for corporate events, family reunions, or other special occasions, you can rent practically everything you need from Megahertz (and you’ll get to geek out with us over all those wonderful tech specs).

If you want to save money…

This is a toss up. On one hand, video equipment rentals are more cost-effective than hiring someone. On the other, if you’re inexperienced with A/V equipment, it could lead to poor quality results that wastes your money at best, and ruining technology and owing thousands at worst. The most important thing to remember is that if you think running an event will save you money, it’s not that simple — if anything, it could end up costing you a lot more than you realize. Confidence with running your own event brings us to our next point…

If you don’t know how to run your own event…

You might want to work with our event planners, particularly for all that technical audio and lighting work. Running equipment correctly and seamlessly takes countless hours of practice. The day of a big event isn’t an ideal time to learn how to do everything.

Whether you’re running a corporate event, hosting a conference, or planning a celebration or show, there are already so many other things that you need to focus on. Avoid adding another thing to your to-do list, and work with our event planners instead.

If you want to try running your own event…

Talk with our team about video equipment rentals! It’s one thing to not know how to work A/V technology and not care to learn, it’s another thing to be inexperienced but wanting to figure it out. We can walk you through the steps of any technology you’re looking to rent. Granted, you will be expected to pay for things if anything is returned damaged, but we encourage anyone who’s looking to work on their hobby to talk to us about video equipment rentals.

If you’re stressed about your upcoming event…

Let us take care of all your A/V needs. If the idea of delegating responsibility to someone else leaves you feeling relieved, it’s a sure sign that you’re meant to skip on the rentals and just let the professionals handle it all. Talk to the Megahertz team about what you’re looking for, and we’ll come up with the perfect plan for your event.

If you have an event coming up…

Choose Megahertz! For events great and small, we can help with them all. We offer premier event planning services that cover all of your lighting, audio, and video needs. We offer some of the Bay Area’s best in A/V rentals, so you can practice your DJing or videography skills. Whatever it is you’re looking for, Megahertz has got you covered.

Stop by our San Francisco A/V shop, check out our gallery, or fill out a contact form to get in touch with us for your next event. We look forward to hearing from you!