22 September 2021 | Raidis Estate | Raidis Estate
Event planning essentials
It's a brave new world out there for planning future events, there is a lot to consider with Covid restrictions, cost and location, and it can all make your head spin. Still, the optimist in us wants to see the world getting back to normal, planes back in the sky for international travel and events back into the swing of things.
If you are planning an event, firstly, lead with optimism and bravery and just start to plan. Even if you are delayed, it will happen eventually.
Here are our top tips for planning a special event.
Get organised and enjoy the process
It doesn't need to be stressful, and it doesn't need to be a complex process. Be organised but also allow yourself to enjoy all the planning and details along the way.
You may be organising a work function, 50th or wedding, the process is all the same. Make a list of all the things you need to achieve to get you the results and start working your way through them.
Lock in the big-ticket items first, like organising a venue, a date (possibly be flexible with this in Covid times) and a guest list, so you know how much space you will need.
If you are prone to getting easily stressed, you may want to engage the help of a professional planner.
Use local suppliers when and where you can
Small businesses are going to take a long time to recover from the effects of the pandemic and associated costs.
Try to look hyper-local for all the things you need; venue, caterers, dressmakers, local wines instead of supporting the big guys and local artists to perform at your special occasion.
Small businesses will bend over backwards to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch and to plan.
Plan for contingencies
If Covid has taught us anything, it is that we need to be prepared for change. Change is a constant in life, so be flexible with changing if you need to be.
If you expect things are going to change, then things will go a lot smoother in the long run.
Have a budget from early on, and don't get too carried away with planning that you blow out your budget. I know it's the boring part of any party, but it will save you future anxiety about costs blowing out.
Make it fun
We can often get caught up with the planning process and want to make it Insta worthy or picture-perfect that we forget that the point of every good party is to make it fun. For you and your guests. Sometimes bigger is not better if you don't get to see everyone and have some fun, so factor in enjoyment to your overall planning process.
Want to talk to us about events at Raidis Estate – Get in touch with our friendly events team today to find out more: Contact: Briana Lewis | 8737 2966 | firstname.lastname@example.org