There are so many aspects involved in event planning that it can be a very stressful and daunting process but there are many things that you can do to remove or reduce the stress that planning an important event can cause. There is a reason why people talk about brides-to-be turning into bridezillas. It’s because planning a major event like a wedding and ensuring everything goes smoothly is stressful and tricky. While there are some things that are beyond your control that can go wrong at the event (no point worrying about these as you can’t change them).
Tips to Help Make Event Planning Less Stressful
The following tips should help you make the process enjoyable:
1. Decide on a budget that covers both the event and the event planning early on and stick to it – how much you or your business can realistically afford to spend on this event.
2. Put time into finding the right venue – finding somewhere you like that is within your price range can seem like a daunting task, which is why the next point becomes so important.
3. Shop around – this is especially key if your budget is limited as you can compare prices and pick something within your range. And don’t be afraid to negotiate. In this climate, many businesses are struggling and will be glad of your business. They may also offer services like price match or give you a discount if you purchase more than one product or service from them.
4. Do your research – leave no stone unturned when carrying out your event planning.
5. Put things in writing – making lists is your friend. Put everything you need to do – no matter how small – on your event planning list. This will ensure you don’t forget to organise anything and will also give you a sense of achievement as you start to cross things off the list.
6. Ask for help if you need to – don’t be scared of getting other colleagues, friends or family involved if you’re not coping. Or if you need a lot of help that they can’t cover, there are experienced and reliable event management companies out there that will be able to help and advise to whatever extent you deem necessary.
7. Consider local laws and regulations – if your event is taking place abroad there are certain rules you will need to adhere to such as taxes and fees.
8. Celebrate your success – if your event went well give yourself a pat on the back and realise that your event planning has been a success.