Event planning is one of the more time consuming and stressful parts of a business.

It can be hard to know where to start, what tools to use, who to hire, and how to put together all the pieces of an event that will make it successful.

Here are tips for organizing a successful event complete with advice on how to simplify your event planning process.

Choose the Right Event Format

The type of event you choose can have a big impact on the success of your event. It’s important to keep in mind the different event formats and the benefits they provide when you’re planning an event.

The 3-Step Rule

When deciding what kind of event to hold, think about how much time you want to spend. If you want something that will be over fast and easy, it may be worth using one of these three formats:

  • A one-time event with a smaller number of guests
  • An annual festival or celebration with multiple events taking place over several days
  • An annual festival or celebration with multiple events taking place over a shorter period of time

If you have less than 24 hours to pull off an event, it might be best to go with #2 or #3.