You’ve got an event to get under way, whether it’s a kid’s costume party or your best friend’s wedding that you’re helping out with, and you’re looking for some ways that can make the whole process a lot easier. Well, if you think like a professional, and take a professional stance with the way you plan things, you’re going to have an amazing day on your hands!
So here’s just a few of the ways you can turn your event planning debacle into something a high powered executive would be proud to host. Let’s go into some detail!
So maybe your ideas board doesn’t look quite as clear cut, but it’s a good idea to start with!
Get Yourself a Team
You need a team to make sure all the bases are covered, and that you’ve got more than just your two eyes and one pair of hands – even superwoman needed help from time to time! Delegate tasks when you need to; have someone on flower arrangements for the wedding reception, have someone else on the jelly and ice cream for your nephew’s 6th birthday – just make sure you don’t do everything yourself!
Know Your Expenses
Before you even start to spend, make sure you have a budget to hand. Know your overhead for things like the venue hire, the staff you might need to bring in, the drinks you’re going to be serving, the catering you’ll have to fork out for to keep the 500 guests all fed and happy, etc.
Always Have a Little Bit of Control
And by that, we mean you need to always have an eye on the event as its underway. Sure, you can let people go with the flow, and have the kind of fun they want, but there still needs to be element of coordination at work here. Which is why it might be a good idea for you to invest in a PA system. These can be set up in all kinds of venues: halls, rooms, marquees etc.
Once the event is underway, you can use the audio system you have rigged up to announce songs, changes to the dance, when the food is going to be ready, or to just cheer on your bestie as she crunches in front of the DJ booth in her wedding dress! It’ll be a super professional touch, and it doesn’t have to cost much either!
Get it on Social Media!
It’s the best way to make sure everyone knows what’s going on, and it’ll save you time, money, and the ache in your hand after signing a thousand paper invitations. And when you’ve got your friends list right in front of you, with a few simple clicks between them not being invited and having them rightly on the guestlist, your invitations will be sorted in 5 minutes max.
Event planning can be a stress whirlwind, so make sure you’re being as professional about it as possible. Those big companies always manage without a hitch!
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