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May '17

Planning an event? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re planning an event, you might be feeling a little unsure about where to begin! Events are a great way to bring people together, and share a moment, message or idea with a captive audience. They do, however, take considerable time, effort and organisation to execute successfully.

That being said, we’ve put together some of our favorite tips to help you plan your next event:

Know your time limits

Planning events takes a lot of organisation, effort and time. It’s best to start as early as possible and give yourself a checklist so you don’t miss important elements. Lists and spreadsheets will become your best friends! Our post gives you a general timeline of some common event tasks that may help you plan your next event.

Use technology to help you stay within your event budget

The most effective event planners are constantly on the lookout for ways that they can perfect every event, while remaining within their budget. Technology has an important role to play in event planning, and can be used in a variety of ways to help plan, organise, and execute an event. Check out our post on the ways that technology can be used in event planning so you won’t break the bank.

Hire a professional photographer for your next event

Good event photography is something that lives on well past the event. The photos give attendees an opportunity to reflect on the event once it’s done and show others what they missed out on. They can be used to advertise the next event, or to liven up your social media channels. Here are some reasons why hiring a professional photographer is the best choice for your event.

Appoint a reputable AV provider for your event

Audiovisual technology can add a special something to your event. Whether you use lighting elements to create atmosphere in the room, or require a stage to be set up with microphones and speakers, a good AV team will have you covered. How do you choose the right AV team? Our post will guide you.

Ensure that your guests turn up to your event

When planning an event, even when you know your event is going to be engaging and exciting, you still may find yourself worried, thinking ‘what if no one shows up?’ This fear is fairly common in the event planning industry, and if it feels a little familiar, make sure you read our post for ideas to help you make your event irresistible to potential attendees.

Expect the unexpected

Planning events can be both exciting and stressful. You need to make a great, lasting impression but you also need to be poised and ready to spring into action should something unexpected happen. The best way to expect the unexpected at your event is to be prepared. Here are some of the common mishaps we see at events and how to address them.

As you can see, we’re pretty passionate about doing events right! If you’d like some help planning your next event, contact us today.