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Puttin' On The Ritz: 3 Tips For A Successful Event

By Business Desk

Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Anyone who tries their hand at organising an event is someone with a lot of patience! It’s very easy to pull together a small party with close family and friends, but putting on a huge event? That’s a whole other story. You’ve got to do the research for your event to start with, and whether it’s a business event or a personal one such as a wedding, there is a lot of planning involved. You want to make your event successful, fun and you want it to be a talking point for a long while to come.

Getting to grips with event planning is quite stressful, but if you have the right time on your side it can be a wonderful experience. So, how can you make planning your event as smooth as possible?

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  • Question Everything. Firstly, you need to start writing lists. Lists are going to be your lifeline while you’re planning an event. Not only does it significantly reduce your stress levels to keep track of everything you need, it will also remind you to order lighting and arrange generator rental if your event is outside! Make yourself a budget, plan ahead and stick to the timeframes that you give yourself. You should be arranging your event so that you have a clear idea of what you want from it. if the event is business related, then you should make sure that you have a business goal to reach before the end of the event; even something small, such as gaining contacts and networking. Question yourself for everything you will need for your event, and use checklists like this one to help you stay on track and knowing exactly what comes next.

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  • Date Night. Did you know the date of your event could be crucial to your goals? For a business event, you need to check around in the industry for popular event dates for others before you commit. The last thing you need is to plan an event on a date that has been snagged by another company already! It sounds like the most common-sense thing to do; choose a date that is free, but you would be surprised by the number of dates through the year that are popular for both businesses and weddings. Fridays and Saturday nights are always popular event days, but consider the perks of going midweek. You can keep the event shorter, you can pay slightly less for the same things and you can give everyone something to talk about the next day!

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  • What’s Special? This is going to be easy to answer if your event is a wedding, but if it’s for a business you need to have a hook – a reason to hold the event in the first place. Make your hook your selling point and you can bring in the bacon on your event night!

These three tips aren’t exclusive for a successful event, but if you know what you’re doing you should be able to pull it off with ease.

Puttin' On The Ritz: 3 Tips For A Successful Event

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