Thursday 14 May 2015

Planning Your Event — What Should You Do First?

Once you decide you’re hosting an event, it’s time to get busy planning! Deciding on all the details of your event is plenty of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Since we have been involved in plenty of amazing events, we want to share some tips for getting started that should help all your decisions fall into place.

As soon as you know you’re having an event, it is important to pick your date and reserve your venue as soon as possible. If your event date is far off in the future, it can be tempting to think you don’t need to get do this right away, but that isn’t the case! Many venues book out over a year in advance, especially during their peak season or on coveted weekend dates. If your event is right around the corner, it is crucial to find out what venues still have openings and get your’s booked right away.

Before you do any research on venues, you will need to have at least a rough estimate of your guest count. Many venues only hold a limited number of people, so before locking in a location, figure out how many people are on your “must invite” list, in order to avoid having to turn away any important guests on the big day!

Another thing you will need to decide before picking your venue is what is more important to you–where or when? If you have always known you were going to get married at a specific church or you want to host a networking event a specific hotel, then you may need to be flexible with your date.

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