There are so many steps and small details, right at the beginning of event planning, that it’s even risky to keep in mind to remember everything. Understanding this situation, you realize how essential an event schedule is and make sure no one forgets anything. Here you will need to be very familiar with excel, which means spending a good deal of time with the program tables. On the other hand, the initial hard work is always worth it when on the big day everything goes the way it was meticulously planned, doesn’t it? So, let’s go!
Your plan is divided into actions that must be performed before, during and after the event. Listing each of these steps is one of the first steps you should consider when setting up your project. It is also crucial to divide these steps into categories with what has already been done and what still has to be done. Set deadlines. Sometimes you need to confirm something urgently, such as the place, while other points may wait a while, such as securing equipment such as speakers or overhead projectors. Have deadlines for each action and focus on the ones that are the priority.
Detail the initial budget and set the amount of money each area will receive. Remember: It doesn’t take a lot of capital to run a quality event, but to be realistic and to organize in a concrete way based on what is available at the cash register. Suppliers, guests, and other outsourced professionals work at different times and some documents will be needed clarifying which services are being offered, the rights and duties of each party and, of course, the issue of payment. Have in your schedule of events the details divided into two periods: the agreement, where usually an initial amount is deposited, and the confirmation, when what was promised was fulfilled and then the rest of what was defined in the contract, paid out.
Now you have come this far and you know what you need to have in your event schedule. And we all know it’s all very laborious and only pre-event planning requires a lot of time. But that’s what technology is all about: to help you get things ready faster and more effectively.