Planning events can be an important part of corporate culture. Whether you are the boss or an employee, corporate events can be stressful. From selecting a seating chart to choosing a theme, it may be difficult to translate your vision into reality. Today we are going to look into five simple steps you can take to make your next corporate event a success.
Set a Budget
Anyone who has ever thrown a party understands how difficult it is to stay within a budget especially as excitement planning kicks in. Calculate how much you can spend on food, venue, entertainment, and decorations. Don’t forget to add in miscellaneous cost like any supplies you will need for your theme and invitations for your event.
Make sure that you make appointments to see locations and meet vendors like DJs or caterers. Ask specific questions like what the rental cost will be and if there are other fees. Consider whether the location has preferred vendors or whether they have rules about alcohol on the premises.
Sign Your Contracts
Once you decide the correct vendors for your party, sign the contracts. Make sure the vendor offers you a copy of the contract and you make copies for your records. This is to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
Create a Timeline
Once the invitations are sent create a to-do list in a timeline format. This will be a go-to list of little details that are easy to forget about once the event gets closer. Create a to-do list in order of importance so you can stay on top of the little details.
Ask for Help
If you are choosing to not use an event planner (see here for benefits of hiring one) make sure you have a designated person on your team who can help orchestrate the event and do some of the additional coordination duties. This person should be reliable and be able to move well under pressure to help tie up the loose ends of any event.
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