Planning A Party On A Budget

889 WordsMay 8, 20174 Pages
Event Planners see it all! We’ve seen people running around like chickens with their heads cut off. We’ve been to events that have run out of food, (with some people not getting any food at all) because no one took an accurate count or the food was improperly portioned. There was one wedding, where guests were using paper plates and cups at the reception because there was confusion between the venue manager and the bride to be. You may not have the budget for an event planner so here are 5 tips to keep in mind when you are planning a party on a budget: 1.Understand what kind of event you want to have What is the occasion? Is it someone’s birthday? Are you celebrating a wedding? Is this a fundraiser for your sorority or fraternity? Do you…show more content…
Consider the minimum and maximum budget for the event to make sure you don’t spend more than what you need to. If you have difficulty deciding on a budget, work backwards. Be honest, first addressing what you need. After, look at the items you want, then scale it back a touch to make it fit your budget. No event should break your pocket. Remember, you need to be able to live after your event is over. For example, if you want Ariana Grande to perform at your event, put it on there! However, you most likely won’t get Ariana herself to come. (Unless you have a hookup, or she’s your cousin. If you do, send an invite my way). But seriously, if you can’t get your favorite singer to perform, make a note on your list that you want some form of live entertainment at your event, and how much you’re willing to pay for it. Remember, be honest with how much you want to spend. This can save a lot of unnecessary drama and panic in the long run. 5. What do you want this tip to be? What kind of affair is this going to be? This question is different from the first, in that, after you have considered your honest budget, you can then decide if you want it to be a dressy or casual affair. You may also want to decide if it will be adult only, or family friendly. You may have initially wanted to utilize a catering hall, with 150 attendees However,

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