Event planning is certainly a tough job. Each day is unique and the challenges are different as well. It takes years for a budding coordinator to learn the art. Everyone struggles, you would as well. You would have to do everything on your own, however, you can listen and follow the experts to make it a little less hard. Here are 5 best event planning tips that every budding coordinator needs to know;
- Don’t be lazy in maintaining records
- Think outside the box
- Always keep the possible event locations checked to not be a disappointment
- Expand your network
- Do better and don’t stop learning
Don’t be Lazy in Maintaining Records
Whether you like it or not, you have to accept that maintaining records is super important. The record should be maintained due to a variety of reasons; more importantly to show the clients your work. It will also empower you to learn from your mistakes and do better each next time. So, if you have not done it in the past, begin maintaining the detailed record now. It’s still not that late.
Think Outside The Box
Don’t be boring and the same old school. You have to step up your game and begin thinking outside the box. Now how would you think outside the box? Do not just look for inspiration in the event planning world, find inspiration in other things as well. Find ideas and challenge yourself to somehow implement them in your event planning. You would surely not regret it.
Always Keep The Possible Event Locations Checked to Not be a Disappointment
Whether you are organizing the event in one or multiple cities, what you have to do is keep an eye on all the possible locations. It will save you time and energy, and you would have both time and energy to keep your focus on organizing a successful event. If you do otherwise, most of your time will be wasted on finding the location last minute.
Expand Your Network
As you have stepped into this industry, you can not afford to be an introvert. You have to come out of the bubble and expand your network. Do not just meet fellow budding contractors, and event planner companies, including other relevant people as well. Expanding your network would surely require your time and even energy, however, it will be worth it. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the relevant contacts in your phone book and just have to make a phone call to arrange necessary event planning stuff? It surely would be.
Do Better, and Don’t Stop Learning
If you have failed to meet the client’s expectations ever in the past or even recently, do not begin questioning yourself. Learn from your mistakes and be courageous enough to invest more of your time and energy in doing better next time.
Other than that, you have to become friends with data, take pictures and use them to your advantage, and make plans in the form of lists, bullet points, or action items.