It can be said that one of the most overwhelming tasks that can be taken over by or given to you is to organise an event. It is a good project that will reflect on your organising skills, interactive skills and how well you perform under stress. This is most likely to be the objective if this task is handed over to as a part of your job, in which case you would most likely have to plan a corporate party. On the other hand, you may be handed over the task of planning an event for a friend, as someone they can rely on. The different scenarios require different approaches; here are a few things that could help you;
Purpose- it would help the planning process immensely if you could have a clear and defined purpose of the event. You must narrow it down to a specific reason and individual.
It could be a corporate dinner, a birthday party or a wedding, which are the most likely functions you would be asked to organise. If you have a plan of what you want to achieve, planning would be easier.
Wedding- if the purpose of planning your event is to create the perfect day for your friend, then there are a few basic things you need to keep in mind. A wedding is one of the most stressful events you could take the responsibility of. It is most likely to be the most important day in your friend’s life. The first thing you would need to know would be their budget, guest list, ideas for venues and personalised touches. In addition to this, there would be wedding entertainment needed such as a music band. Also, wedding photography and refreshments also play a major role on a wedding day. In order to successfully plan a wedding, the most important tip would be to start many months ahead, to keep constantly in touch with the couple, and to be organised. Click here if you are looking for wedding entertainments.
Corporate dinner party- if the event you are planning is an official event, then it is absolutely important to always remain professional and organised. The basic requirements are official invitations setting out the time, date, venue and location. The appropriate ambience created by the venue and added corporate entertainment if necessary with live music and such, and food created to fit everyone’s pre-confirmed dietary preferences. The most important tip is to stay within budget and to remain organised and professional so as to show your superiors your capabilities. A birthday party- this can be considered to be one of the easiest to plan as it generally would include a number of close friends, good food and a great environment. However, this could vary depending on the need, therefore, always be informed of what the friend hopes to achieve or would want to have to make the night/day more special.
One of the best ways to build character and to grow in patience is to occasionally indulge in planning events of larger scales.