Planning an event can be stressful, even for the professionals. However, if you choose plan your event it doesn’t have to take over your life. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate mixer or a birthday party, these tips can help.
Know Your Priorities
Knowing your priorities is absolutely essential to planning a great event AND managing your stress levels. Put simply, top priorities get the most time and concern, minor priorities get less. This understanding of what is and isn’t important to you will stop lots of headaches. Evaluate what decisions will have the most impact on your guests. Venue, food and entertainment are almost always the top concerns, but you should also know if you are personally more focused on having beautiful flowers or the perfect cocktail list.
Break Bigger Tasks Into Smaller Ones
Break the big task (of planning the event) into smaller ones and then, if need be, break down those too. Smaller tasks are easier to handle and more attainable, so you’ll know you are progressing. Main tasks include picking a venue, organising food, organising entertainment or speakers, planning a guest list and security. When picking a venue consider that a central location will make all your tasks easier. Small tasks like having flowers delivered and getting guests to the location are easier if it is near public transport and other businesses. Sydney Harbour corporate cruises are centrally located, without compromising on spectacular views.
Have A Great Team
A great team may be members of your family, or staff from your venue. For example, if you are planning a wedding cruise, then find out what the staff will handle and what tasks will be up to you. Delegating tasks to this team will take things off your hands and let you focus on the big picture.