4 Important Things to Remember as an Event Planner

4 Important Things to Remember as an Event Planner

Posted on July 27, 2016

We get it. As an event planner, you have a lot on your plate, especially in the days and hours leading up to an event. During some moments of stress, it’s common to forget a few things (especially those that are hosting their first event). However, even if you do forget something, don’t sweat it! Take a deep breath and do what you can to fix it. You’ve got this!

As you gear up for your next big event, here are 4 important things to remember:

  1. The bare necessities. Simple things like pens, sharpies, and a small flashlight might not make it to the big list of items an event planner needs. These small necessities are the ones that tend to be forgotten. Make sure you have a stash of these types of items somewhere you will be sure to bring to the event.
  2. Emergency contact information. Know who to call in a crisis, and not just the main contact for the event space. Think through all emergency situations, because your point of contact may be different depending on the situation. Hopefully nothing will happen, but it’s important to have all names and numbers on hand, just in case.
  3. Ask for help! One of the hardest things to do for many people is asking for help, especially for event planners. It’s time to remind yourself that it’s okay if you need a little bit of help, especially on the day of the event. Allow yourself to focus on the big picture, and have others help you with some of the smaller details.
  4. Wear good shoes! Fashion shouldn’t be your number one goal at an event. You can easily walk ten miles in a day on solid concrete. Trust us. Your feet, legs, and back with thank you at the end of the day.

No matter how big or small your event is, these four things make it to the top of our list. Make yourself a checklist (check it twice!), and stay focused on the purpose of the event. Event planning can be stressful, so remind yourself to have fun! It’s about making those unforgettable experiences, no matter what happens.