Planning an event to introduce a new product line? Need to coordinate your next family gathering? Whatever the event, there is no excuse to be less prepared for it. The last thing you would want is to disappoint those who requested you to plan the affair.
Here are a few tips to get you started on your event planning:
1.) Start Early with Your Planning
One of the biggest mistakes a newbie event coordinator makes is not preparing at once. It doesn’t matter if the event is half a year away; you have to plan early. You need to choose from different function venues and find the right one that suits your event. Most of venues require reservations months before the event, especially if it the place is popular.
2.) Make a List
Make a list of possible contacts, such as sponsors, event partners, guests, catering services, venues, or anything else that you might need. These lists should be specific enough, so you can find what you need within a minute or two. Don’t just settle on a soft copy of your list; always keep hard copies as you plan your event.
3.) Think Out of the Box
When things go wrong before or during the event, people will expect you to find a solution for everything. The last thing you want to do is to send everyone into a panic by panicking yourself. Look at all your options and determine how you can implement a quick solution for your event. Be creative and resourceful. If there’s one rule to follow in making an event work, it’s not to be normal or boring.
With these tips, you’re good to go for your next event. The best way to handle the challenges of event planning is to enjoy every moment. If you make a mistake, learn from it and keep moving forward.