1. Determine The Budget.
As noted in the Huffington Post, one of the questions that vendors want to ask their prospective wedding clients is “What is your budget?” This principle will hold true for almost any type of outdoor event that you’re planning, so be sure you are ready with a detailed budget outlining how much you will be spending on each element of the event. This will help prevent you from overspending and consulting with individuals who charge prices that are out of your range.
2. Hire The Right Event Planner.
If you’re serious about ensuring that your outdoor event becomes as successful as possible, make sure that you hire the right planner. This step is important because you will need someone with experience and industry expertise to help prepare and finalize the event so that it goes off without a hitch. As you start looking for the ideal event planner, make sure that she or he possesses all of the following attributes:
-an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
-qualifications and credentials
-positive online reviews
3. Designate Specific People For Specific Tasks.
As noted in NYTimes, not having someone to track the R.S.V.P.s for an event is a common mistake when planning a function. In addition to designating someone for a specific event like tracking R.S.V.P.s, you need to assign someone for other specific tasks such as transporting food to the event location. This step will help ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible.
4. Have A Backup Plan.
While it’s wonderful to assume that everything will go off without a hitch, this is rarely the case. Even the most carefully planned events will have one or two glitches. Whether it’s a band that cancels because a group member is sick or a hotel that accidentally sells a room that was meant for your guests to stay in following an outdoor excursion, you need to have a backup plan which keeps everyone safe, comfortable, and happy.
5. Mind Your Health.
Even when you hire an event planner and have friends and families who assist you with your outdoor function, the planning process can be highly stressful. As such, it’s important that you pay attention to your health throughout the planning process. Doing so will prevent you from weakening your immunity, suffering from energy losses, and feeling cranky on the day of the big event. There are several things you can do to keep your health in check, such as meditation, massage, journaling, and drinking green juices regularly.
If you’re planning an outdoor event and want it to be profoundly successful, the tips found in this quick reference guide will help you. By using some or all of these event planning strategies, you’ll likely find that your function goes swimmingly well!