Planning Events

No matter what kind or how big an event you are planning, there are important issues you have to consider to make your event a success. Don't underestimate the importance of setting your budget. Determining your event budget is one of the most important first steps. Do not spend a dime before you know the exact size of your budget. Spending without taking a budget into consideration is foolish. In addition, it can cause disasters at every level of planning. Make sure you know how much money you have for your event. Setting an amount for your budget is not enough. It has to be a detailed budget that is broken down into sections, such as food, drinks, entertainment, rental furniture, event venue, etc. Once you set your budget stick with it. You should only alter it, after careful consideration. You should leave a small percentage unallocated for emergencies. As you have a complete event budget, you should be able to determine how much your party will cost in total. The location of your event is influenced by a variety of factors. Your budget may allow for a rented venue, or you may decide to have your event at a friend's house. By the time you select your location, you must know your budget and how many people you would like to invite. Your event venue should be large enough to accommodate everyone. Always consider more than one location for your event. You have to consider the size of the decorations, and how much space you need for the food if you plan on having those. If you plan on an event with a band and dancing, make sure there is adequate room. An uncomfortable location can easily result in an uncomfortable event. The location is a crucial part of the even planning process. Keep in mind the theme or purpose of your event. A formal event requires different considerations than an informal party. It helps to break everything down into smaller chunks to make the event planning manageable. Remember that event planning should be fun and proper planning is 50 percent of the success.