December 21, 2009
Every event—from the smallest birthday party to the grandest wedding—requires some planning and organization. How well you manage the details determines whether you have an outstanding event or just an average one. Whether you’re planning a party around your kitchen table or are part of a team of seasoned experts organizing the wedding of the century, the fundamental process for planning a successful event is more or less the same. Regardless of the type of event you are planning, here are seven steps to help ensure your event is successful and your planning process is fun and stress-free.
1. Create Your Event Wish List
Before you start finalizing any arrangements for your event, it’s always a good idea to have a concrete sense of what kind of event you want to have and, most important, how much you want it to cost.
September 23, 2009
Gathering your relatives together to reconnect and share stories can be lots of fun, but planning the reunion can be highly demanding.
These days, family members often live far away and one of the only times they get to see each other is at the reunion.
Whether it’s an afternoon barbecue or a multi-day family reunion extravaganza, there are lots of ways to make your family reunion one to remember.
Here are some tips for planning.
April 10, 2008
As environmental awareness increases, more people are becoming interested in what they can do to reduce their impact on the environment.
Meetings and events are no exception to the “green” movement. Any event can be made a little greener, whether you’re planning a wedding, party, reunion or corporate event.
No matter the size of your event, the resources involved have a significant impact on the environment.
Travel to the event, electricity used to power it, food, packaging, and more can all have a negative impact on our environment and contribute to problems like global warming.
Fortunately there are things you can do to lessen your impact and help promote sustainability.
If you’re planning a meeting or event, consider making it a green one. Green event planners use practices that are designed to reduce impact on the environment.
March 9, 2008
From natural disasters to drunk and disorderly guests, a myriad of things can happen to put a damper on your event. No matter how perfectly you plan your event, you can never eliminate the potential for unexpected blunders that could leave you with a major liability. From the drunken guest who sues you because he fell and broke an ankle at your party, to the hurricane that randomly destroys your wedding hall two months before your wedding, anything can happen—and when it does, you’re responsible for it. The good news is that you can protect yourself when catastrophe strikes—with event insurance. Event insurance is an invaluable asset to any event. Event insurance can cover everything from stolen jewelry to terrorist attacks. Protect yourself and your investment—take precautions against losing your deposits/money by purchasing event insurance.
You will first want to call your insurance agent and find out if you already have existing event coverage. If your existing insurance has events coverage already, you can then add others on as additional insured. Check with your venues/vendors to see what they require of you. The amount you pay for premiums will vary depending on the type of event, the length of the event, and number of guests you have.