You have just agreed to organize an event that is a couple of months away after a desperate call for a planner. Although you are excited to help, everything you normally organize for events just became ten times more challenging. For instance, you know that around 65 percent of attendees will become more interested in your event if you have an entertainer, but recognizable musicians will be difficult to find at such short notice. You realize that you’ve done it again: you’ve said “Yes” when the answer should have been “No.” Continue reading
Congratulations! You’ve been just asked to plan a company’s annual summer concert. You’re excited, but you can’t seem to shake off just a bit of unease. After all, the event is only a month away, and you’ve never had to plan for a summer event before. Ski trips? Sure. Easter egg hunts? Of course. But summer is a whole new season with its own rules for event planning. Continue reading
Everything is perfectly set up inside your venue, and it is almost time for the festivities to begin. The food smells great, the flowers are gorgeous, and the band you have booked is incredible. As you’re waiting for guests to filter in, you get the first call: “Hi, where should I park?” And then it hits you: not only do you not have the answer to this question, but there are about two hundred guests getting ready to ask the same thing. Continue reading
Do you feel like your events are stuck in a rut? Have employees gotten used to the same old venues, speakers, or magicians for company parties? With summer coming up, now is the perfect time to explore new event ideas! Here is a list of 10 event ideas to spice things up during the warmer weather: Continue reading
Are you a first-time event planner? Maybe you’ve been asked to put together a company Fourth of July party. Maybe you’ve planned smaller events before and you’ve caught a taste for it. Maybe it’s something that you want to make a career of. Maybe you just enjoy working hard, watching people enjoy themselves, and think to yourself, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Continue reading
Forbes rated “event coordinator” as the eighth most stressful job of 2015. No doubt part of that is due to keeping guests happy and interested in the events you work so hard to perfect. But how do you do it? How do you plan an event that people jump through hoops to be a part of and keep them begging for more?
Clarke Allen’s event planning business was doing well enough when he landed the dream client: Oprah Winfrey. But when an intern wrote the wrong address on a package of invites, Oprah promptly dropped Allen, and his business began a downward spiral. Allen’s business did eventually recover, but it wasn’t an experience he’d like to go through again. And it’s one you want to avoid at all costs.
Snapchat is quickly becoming one of the social media phenomena of the world. According to Forbes, “Snapchat, the messaging app that originally took off as a tool for sending disappearing photos, now has more than 60 million daily active users in the U.S. and Canada,” making it a trend you have to hop on. By creating lasting memories with guests through Snapchat, you will both entertain your patrons and stay relevant. Check out these fun ways to include Snapchat in your next event:
The event is over, and while looking around, you realize that you have as many leftovers as you do trash. Not only does cleanup add one more chore to your list, but being wasteful was never your goal. Continue reading