Face it – events can be stressful, from large professional conferences down to small gatherings like dinner parties. Even the most experienced and trained event planners feel the pressures that come from putting on a well-organized, fun, and entertaining event. So how do event planners survive without pulling out their hair? Especially with planning more than one event at a time? A good event planner knows that every occasion planned should include back ups for every major component. Event planners typically check in with the major vendors several times prior to the event to create a rapport and relationship, building confidence that the services promised will be provided. Event planners also understand the power of stress relief, by taking time for their own friends and family, doing things they love, and getting pampered on a regular basis.
Here are a few tips to help you:
- Get organized with lists and plan as early as possible
- Keep things as simple as you can – don’t over do the minor details that may go unnoticed
- Create back up plans for the major components of your event, like food, decor, location, and music
- Plan on having an emergency kit or quick access to emergency items – see http://exhilarateevents.com/2014/07/02/the-ultimate-event-planning-emergency-kit/ for examples of items in an emergency kit
And most importantly…..hire an event planner to handle all or even parts of the event! Find out more information on how we can help make your event a stress-free experience by filling out the Contact page!