Holidays? Traveling? Seasonal activities? No matter the occasion, event organization is an integral part of things running smoothly. Without the proper planning, a party, vacation or activity can turn sour very quickly and stay that way for the course of the event.
Have you ever seen National Lampoon's Vacation? Everything goes wrong from the start of the journey all the way through to the bitter end, and Chevy Chase goes batty! Hilarious on screen but very painful in real life, so don't let it happen to you.
Do a little research, take some precautions, and plan the hell out of
your event. The more you do prior to it, the more smoothly it will
flow, the happier you'll be. The links on the right will help you get
Event Organization Fundamentals
Dates. One of the most important factors of an event are the dates associated with it - the due dates for things contributing to the event and the event itself.
Make a time line of due dates and stick to it. For example, you wouldn't want the invitations for your wedding to be done before you've picked out the venue, right?
date of your event is also crucial. Consider everything. For example,
throwing an event on a major Jewish holiday might prevent some of your
guests from being able to attend.
Documents. No matter the occasion, it is imperative that you be able to locate all of the corresponding papers. For example, when traveling, keep together all papers pertaining to flights, hotels, rentals, sitters, and so on. Accordion files are great for this purpose. :)
Deals. Events can cost a pretty penny... Ask friends, family, co-workers, anyone you know for vendor referrals. Go online and look up budget friendly tips for your type of event. You'll be surprised at how much you find. Be creative!
There's so much that goes into planning an event, so if you have some words of wisdom share it here!
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