There are many reasons why you may need to be in charge of a large event. Perhaps your monthly gathering has turned into an annual get-together in another state or perhaps you're hosting a birthday party for someone special. Other possibilities include that you may be a member of a church where there is a large public gathering about to happen or you are trying to coordinate the anniversary of a large company. No matter what the case, event planning skills just do not happen overnight! Even though it would be nice to think that you could just snap your fingers and all the arrangements were put into place, many people simply know that it doesn't usually happen that way. If you are in charge of an event planning occasion for a large group of people then here are some things to think about in order to create the perfect event for all its attendants!
Finding the Right Place
The first, and perhaps the most important thing about event planning that you'll want to think about is the setting where your event will take place. For example, should you hold the event inside or outside on the lawn? Will you need a large tent if you hold it outside or is there already a large shelter for you to have everyone gather? In addition, do you have a list of the places that are available for the date that you are planning the event? If you are in charge of the event then you must make sure that you reserve a spot, building, or other place well in advance because many halls and buildings designed to hold large gatherings actually fill up way before the date expected! It's also possible that you won't have to worry about the arena for your event because it will be chosen for you!
Setting the Date
Do you have total freedom in setting the date for the event? If you are in absolute charge of event planning for a large group of people or members of a group then chances are that you'll also be able to decide the date unless it was chosen by a group vote. If you do get to decide the date, however, you'll want to think about what season and month you'll be holding the event. A couple important guidelines to remember is that you don't want the event to clash with a major holiday and you don't want the weather to interfere, assuming that you're holding an outside event.
Of course there are always going to be things and other situations that creep up which may force you to actually postpone the date for the event? Or perhaps the event was set for an outdoor setting but it's raining and thunder-storming terribly outside on the day of the event! One basic rule of thumb for event planning that you'll learn is that you always want to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong! All in all, though, finding the right spot for your event, choosing the date, and making sure you have backup plans are all very important aspects of event planning!