Event planning checklist template
Whether you have a house dress-up party or a major science conference in mind, you have to plan your event well in order to get people in and entertained during the event. We've put together a sample event planning template you can adjust to the size of your party. The gist remains the same: plan well ahead and you'll need to worry little during the event itself.
Way before your event starts
Date: Make sure it doesn't clash with anything major if possible
Location: Based on the number of guests
Guests: identify your audience. This will make some of the decision below easier
Food/Drinks: get quotes in writing based on a guesstimate for the number of guests
Staff: it could be your friends or you might need to get volunteers
Staff roles: decide who does what before & during the event
Speakers/Performers: check their availability for the date you've chosen
Sponsors/partners: make a list of potential partners assign a staff member to contact these
Promo plan: create a plan, assign staff roles
Ticket fees: decide on fees & extra merch
Just a few weeks away
- Event: create a page for your event
Tickets: make sure your tickets are easy to find and buy
Promo: send out emails, list event in relevant groups, request staff & participants to share
Media: confirm photographer/videographer. Allow media to register for your event
Location: confirm all the technical details at your venue
Logistics: make sure guests & participants can get to your venue
Running order: put a running plan together & update your staff/participants
Brief: run a final brief with your staff to make sure your plan is solid
On the day of the grand event
- Location: check wifi, confirm all technicalities, put all material in place, check decorations
Material: make sure to have a copies of sitting, guest lists, staff responsible
Staff: run pre-brief & mid-day brief if needed to see if you're on-track with your plan
Contact: make sure everyone has contact details in case of emergency
Participants: run brief about running order, pass on contacts for any questions
Media: make sure media has all the right contacts & passes
Promo: collect stories, photos, videos, social media impressions
Guests: inform guests about the running order & facilities
After the celebration is over
- Finance: gather all receipts, update budget, get payments
Promo: send thank you notes, upload presentations & any extra material
Survey: send out survey to find out how your event went
Analyse: check how many tickets were bought & when to get a picture for your next event's promo
First step on your next event planning venture.
Every venture seems impossible until you make your first step. Start by creating your first event today and see how easy it is to bring an idea to life when you have the right tools at your fingertips.
Save the event for later, charge admission (or not), create VIP access and manage your guestlist more efficiently - all at your service any time.
Just add your idea to the mix.