Mistakes can happen and are part of everyday life. Whether it is in business or in your personal life, it is human and never 100% avoidable. Some mistakes however come at a higher price than others, which is why organizing events is not an easy task. Many of the mistakes are very common; to avoid them it is important to be thorough in your planning.
- Not starting early enough
Not starting early enough is one of the most common event planning mistakes that you will want to avoid. Starting too late can cause a series of problems, so as soon as you have chosen a date, you should start getting an idea of the overall range of the event and the budget. To not be limited in choices of accommodation and space you should book the hotel or venue where you wish to stay or hold the event, ahead of time. Advisable is, to get a signed contract with partners. Create an organization checklist in which you identify each step of the planning process and a timeline to determine when each step will need to be completed.
- Not checking the calendar
Before choosing a random date for your event, check the calendar and take a look at possible factors influencing your chosen date:
– Your event coinciding with another big event (high profile sport event, city marathon, international conference)
– Road blockades or construction sides denying or making access to location difficult