Tips For Planning Your Next Event

  • Event planning isn't always everyone's cup of tea. In fact, it's one of the more stressful things you can do in life. Next to purchasing a home, planning a big event can take a large amount of time, patience, and money. To simplify the process, we take you through some of the best tips for planning your next event. Remember, event planning doesn't always have to be difficult. If you consider hiring a planner, you may find that you don't need to mess with most of the things listed below. They will keep you on track throughout the entire event planning process.

     

    Start Early

    Getting started sooner on your event planning process can make a huge difference in your stress levels and the outcome of the event. Depending on the event and the location in which you're holding the event, you may have to get started sooner than you think. Venues will fill up fast, and you could be out of luck if you don't plan soon. As with most of your vendors, reserving your date is critical. It doesn't matter if you're planning for a business event, award show, or even a wedding.

     

    Get A HeadCount

    If you're having an in-person event, you'll need to get a headcount. Not only will this tell you how much your overall cost will be, but you'll also be better able to plan seating charts, etc. Try and get a firm headcount at least one month prior to the event. This isn't always possible, but if you can, it can reduce some of the stress related to event planning.

     

    Decide Online or At A Venue

    You will need to decide what format event you will be having. Will you be hosting an online event? Or in person? Determining the location is just as vital as any other part of the planning process. If you host an online event, and you've never done one before, you may want to enlist the help of a seasoned event planner.

     

    Budget

    Budgeting is important to ensure you have everything you need for the event. Whether it is the small things like decor or larger things like the venue, creating a budget early on will help you stay on track. Early on in the process, you'll want to sit down and decide what your budget actually is. Knowing how many people you have come to also makes a big difference.