Planning an event means wearing a lot of hats. Event organiser. Marketer. Caterer. Project manager. Volunteer’s manager… the list goes on.
But while it takes a lot of time and effort, event planning isn’t rocket science – you just need to be prepared. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when you’re planning your next event.
Grab your to-do list. You’ll be adding a few more to it.
Plan Your Event Like a Pro
1. Understand your guests
Who’s is your audience? Who will benefit from attending your event? Especially if your event is in the corporate space, it’s worth spending the time to nail your target market.
2. Set clear objectives
If you’re planning a corporate lunch or end of year celebration, it’s important to know the objective of your event. Is it simply to get together and celebrate your wins, or are you looking to put bums on seats at a conference? Know your why.
3. Getting the word out
Again, the vehicle you use depends on your audience. If it’s a personal event such as a birthday, engagement or wedding, sending a tangible invite – something they can touch – is best. Plus, who doesn’t love receiving mail. But if your event is corporate, email and social media are fantastic channels.
4. The logistics
From the signage and parking to the food and schedule, every little part of your event matters. You’ve got to consider traffic flow and parking, just as much as the food you’ll serve. When it comes to the menu, it all comes down to two things: the number of guests and the event budget. Be clear on these two things from get go.
5. Pick the right team
You can do all of this alone. Consider the extra hands you’ll need and who is up to the task.
If this all seems too hard and you want to throw your hands in the air just thinking about organising your event, get us to do it for you. With our expert event management team at hand, all you need to do is show up.
Book in your conference or event now at 1300 919 830.
Get ready to cheers!