Are you dreading planning your next event this new year? Do you feel like you don’t know where and how to start?  Your big event is approaching, even faster than you anticipated. There’s no time! Uggh! You could pull your hair out, but that might ruin the pictures.

To prevent these unseemly transformations, here are three simple tips to help get you started.


Yes, there are ways to avoid skyrocketing costs and other horror stories that you hear about whenever event plans go off the rails. You too can successfully plan an unforgettable event if you know the secrets of master planners — project managers. Think like a project manager, and whether you’re an event planning pro or a novice planning your first, these tips will help your event go off with a hitch!  Do your do diligence by knowing how much is needed on spending by gathering prices of all your needs.

Dream BIG

Draft what your ideal event would look like and envision everything as if there were no restrictions, in other words magical! After you have your dream plan, go back to that draft with your red pencil and define what you’d settle for. What pieces are essential, which are not? What you’ve done is created a range in which you can realistically attain. That way, your expectations are grounded and there’s less of a chance that you or someone is going too far overboard.

Hire an Event Planner

This might be the easiest way to have a successful event. There certainly are reasons to hire a professional event company or event planner. For starters, an event planner can save time. That leaves you time to focus on essentials, while they deal with the logistics. An event manager or event planning company also has experience in negotiating. Those skills will help you spend the least and get the most.

Event management companies do this for a living, so not only do they have contacts and know how to negotiate, so you don’t have to, but they approach events with a creative mind that allows for unique solutions and events that resonate.The typical cost of hiring a full service event planner accounts for 15-20% of the total event budget. (Source: Cost Helper)

Whether the event is big or small, they have a planning stage, an execution stage and the need to monitor and make sure everything is going as scheduled.  Having TaylorMade Events will ensure the job will get done with execution!

Vivian DeSouza | TaylorMade Events

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