Planning an event can be a very stressful time. Not only does it take a long time to get everything ready on the preparation side, but on the actual day of your event, the stress of everything going according to plan can give even the most relaxed person an ulcer. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can try that can make planning almost any event much easier for you to manage.
To show you how, here are three tips to simplify the planning of your next big event:
Work Off A Detailed Master List
One of the hardest challenges of planning an event is keeping track of everything that needs your attention. From the guest list to vendors to the playlist and food, there are hundreds of little details that need to be figured out and accounted for in order for your big event to go off without a hitch. To help you keep things organized, Jamillah Warner, a contributor to Small Business Trends, suggests that you create one detailed master list that you work off of every day. By doing this, you’ll ensure that nothing gets overlooked or forgotten during your plans. Additionally, by having one master list, you’ll be able to double-check that everything works well together and contributes to the overall theme of your event.
Don’t Try Something For The First Time
When planning a big event, it’s very easy to be tempted to try something extravagant or awe-inspiring that will blow your guests away. However, doing some could be a huge gamble that you might not want to make for such an important occasion. Rather, Jamie Wiebe, a contributor to Real Simple, suggests that you only use your tried-and-true recipes or vendors or party ideas when throwing a big event. By doing this, you’ll have a much better idea of how everything will turn out and will be able to better determine timing and expense. When you know that things will work out well and that your guests will be pleased, it takes a lot of the pressure off of both your planning and your stress level on the day of your event.
Make Communication Easy
Planning a successful event really comes down to how well you were able to communicate with everyone involved. First off, you want to ensure that you’re able to effectively communicate with your guests or attendees. In the event that you need to make a big chance or cancel, it’s wise to have an easy way to reach everyone at the same time. Additionally, you’ll need to communicate with your vendors or others who are helping you pull off the event. Without great communication skills and tools, Melanie Woodward, a contributor to The Balance Small Business, warns that you could run into catastrophic problems.
If you’ve got a big event coming up, consider using the tips mentioned above to help make planning this event as simple and streamlined as possible.