Everything’s bigger in Texas – or so they say. Does that include the event you have recently been assigned to handle? How about the budget? Is the budget going to be the size of Texas? Will you be allowed a planning committee or are you going to be expected to plan all this out on your own, with very little help from your friends and cohorts? The first and most important thing you can do right this minute is put together a committee to help you plan your Houston event. Once that is said and done, the rest will follow. If a planning committee is not in the cards, make absolutely sure that wherever you decide to throw this event, they offer the services of an event planner to be at your disposal as needed.
An Event to Make Texas Proud
… Or at the very least your company/cause. Keep in mind, the larger your event - the more time you’ll need for planning. To make sure that everything goes off without a hitch, start off with this very basic check list: guest list - estimate attendance
- put together a budget
- pick a date - look at Houston’s city event calendar if applicable (you don’t want to compete with another event)
- with an open mind, start checking out venues (unusual venue may equal larger crowd draw)
- put together that planning committee - make it people with ‘connections’ and talents whenever possible (assign individuals to choose a menu, manage entertainment, decorations, speakers, vendors, etc.)
- should you set a theme, will you need publicity, tickets, sponsors, donations, etc.
- line up volunteers if needed (i.e. check in, coat check, seating directors, etc.)
- research what out need to block off the area properly - A company like Bo Phillips can assist you in that area.
One of the biggest draws southern states have to offer is the weather. Naturally, in the middle of summer, you may well want to invest in a setting with air-conditioning or at the very least, huge outdoor fans or cool, refreshing fountains. Additionally, there should be no shortage of shady areas and restroom facilities (See portapottyrentalhouston.net ) if your event is being held in an outdoor setting. To not take advantage of the amazing outdoor atmosphere in Houston (or any other area in Texas) is almost sinful. Possibly combining indoor and outdoor facilities would be an option if weather is cause for possible concern.
Don’t take the position of event planner lightly. Truth be told, internships were created for this very position. There are actual job listings for event planners. And at the same time, don’t let the person who threw you into this take the position lightly either. Unless you’re doing this for a charity, out of the goodness of your heart, you’re going to want to make sure that you are compensated handsomely for your efforts. And if you have a committee working with you on this event, you’re going to want to make sure that they are rewarded as well. A job well done is worth the reward. And just one more helpful little hint – if you’re worried about being the best event planner that you can be, there are actual classes that one can take in order to be fully prepared and ready to rumble.
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