As a professional Event Planner, I get many questions regarding how and where to begin planning birthday parties, weddings, family reunions, etc. Some think they have it under control and then realize that there is a lot of work involved because of the many steps to consider throughout the planning process. Planning an event is not only time-consuming but can be overwhelming as well. There are many little details to think about before the planning stages begin. To save yourself a little stress, here are 4 things to consider before planning your next event:
- Think about a realistic time frame in which you have to bring this event together. Can you really make it happen within 30 days, 6 months, 12 months…?
- Budget ($) is a huge factor when planning any event and is usually the deciding factor in how much time is needed to bring it all together.
- What is the interest level for the event? If it is a public event, who is your target audience? If it is a family event, such as a family reunion, it’s a good idea to send out an informational message via email just to see what kind of feedback you get.
- Appoint a few team members than can assist with different areas of the event such as: Managing invites & rsvps, Decorating committee, Food menu, Securing event location, hotels, transportation, etc.
Happy event planning!