When planning an event, you want to level up your game and create an event that will be remembered for years to come. While there might be many different things you can do to make your event fun, there are also a plethora of things that you should avoid, if you want your event to be successful.
These can be particularly important things to learn before you start planning your event, especially if this is your first time setting one up. When you have experience in event planning, you will be able to review each event for its advantages and disadvantages, learn from your mistakes, and make the next even better.
To help you plan your next event, here are some of the top mistakes to avoid.
#1 The wrong date
You should avoid planning your event on a date that clashes with other big events or important dates, or something that will not be accessible to people.
Choosing the date is key to a good event, as you need to find one where the most people can attend. First, you should consider what kind of event you are putting on, for example, if you are planning a party that involves alcohol. This is because you will need to consider what other commitments people have, with children, school or work. You will also need to consider if any public holidays clash with your event. In some cases, this could increase the turnout as people would like somewhere to celebrate. In another case, it could hinder attendance as people will already have plans. You should also consider how the date will impact safety. As shown in the Labor Day accident statistics, there are many fatalities.
#2 Not enough time to plan
You should avoid planning your event late in advance. Planning an event is no small undertaking, and you are going to need a lot of time and effort to make the preparations, especially if you want a good turnout and a fun event.
You should consider how much time you have to dedicate to an event and work backward. This will help you dictate how far in advance you need to start planning. For example, if you can only dedicate a couple of hours a week, then you will need to start much earlier. Organizing nice and early will also help you with the planning process, and increase your chances of securing your bookings and giving your attendees enough notice.
#3 Not promoting the event
If you have an event you want people to attend, it is your responsibility to promote it. The more visibility you can obtain for your event, the better the turnout is going to be. You should head to social media to talk about it, send out invitations, and speak to as many people as possible.
The biggest mistake you can make is not making any effort to talk about your event. This will leave you with a poor turnout, and a bad event. This will be a waste of time and money and impact your reputation.
Planning an event is hard work. Make sure you avoid these common mistakes to increase your chances of planning a successful event.