No matter what type of event you are planning, you want it to go off without a hitch. While no amount of planning can ensure nothing will go wrong, being prepared for anything is always the best course of action. Even experienced event planners tend to make a few mistakes throughout the planning process.
A common mistake is failing to adjust when an event changes in size or scope. If additional guests are added at the last minute, you need to adjust accordingly. You may need to get more tables and chairs, food and drinks, and make other accommodations to ensure no one is left out.
Putting inexperienced people in charge of the event may also hinder your vision. While it is natural to have one or two new people helping you out, they shouldn’t be the ones tasked with making the most important decisions. Furthermore, if planning the event is too much for you to handle, make sure you bring in the appropriate help so you don’t fall behind.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that anything can change at the last minute. Failing to leave room for any changes can be disastrous. Having a tight plan and budget is always smart, but you need to have contingencies plans in place in case anything falls through. From the food to the music, always have a backup.