Second opinions. Expert input. Outside advice.
Usually, when we make really important decisions, we seek out the above to ensure that, while we were wrapped up in the decision-making process, we didn't overlook something obvious.
In addition to following some basic event management tips, if you're planning an event, it's always a good idea to run your plan by somebody else (preferably an expert). We recommend taking it to the next level and getting an event planning assessment.
By answering some basic questions about your event, an expert event planner should be able to go through a simple checklist with you to ensure you've covered all of your bases. In theory, this planner has planned, produced and executed thousands of events. They know what to expect and how to prevent the most common hiccups.
Not only can an event planning assessment help prevent disaster, it can help you take your event to the next level by addressing points you might not have even considered! For example, what is the vision of your event? Are all aspects of your plan - budget, entertainment, venue, decor - in line with this vision?
How to Choose an Expert for Your Event Assessment
Not all event planners will provide assessments, but it's worth a shot. Check out event planner reviews on sites like Yelp or by asking friends and colleagues. Then, call them. Some planners may offer free help, and others might do so for a fee.
Strategic Event Design wants your event to be a smashing success. We specialize in meetings, conferences, live events, client entertainment and brand activation events.