A lot of people, with their formal education way behind them, get apprehensive about learning new skills. The fear usually emanates from a feeling that learning would involve trying to wade through pages of complicated jargon. But that is not always the case. Start slow, you can start by just reading the newspaper first thing in the morning or watching information programs on the television.
The best function of the site is the ability to share your seating with whomever you like. Therefore, the caterer, planner, host, florist, all the vendors who need to be can see and use the same seating chart. RSVP’s can be collected on the site and all key players will know where things stand. Oh and all of this is Free (for now anyway).
The best place to start with any party planning is the guest list. Gather the girls together to compile a list of all of the bride’s female family and friends. The guest list is the most crucial part of the bachelorette party because it give you an idea of the space you will need, the party favors and how much food and drink should be ordered. Once the list is completed getting the news out will be next. I would recommend using your social networks to your advantage. Sites like Facebook, twitter and MySpace are good for spreading the news but make sure you are clear that RSVP is still necessary. The first step is done and you’re still standing.
Block Out Some Time – Pull out your calendar and block out time to do this exploration. At the party, the woman asked me, “What should I do with the time?” Online research, read books or publications on the subject, attend a class or workshop. For example, if you are interested in event planning, take some time to research online, read books or publications devoted to the industry. Before I made the decision to get my coaching certification, I researched the industry to learn more. If you don’t actually block the time and make an appointment with yourself, your “to-do” list will get in the way and before you know it, another 6 months will have gone by.
DailyMile is a social training log for athletes. One of its many features is an events page. You can search for functions to participate in, categorized by running, triathlon, or cycling. If you are planning an event, add it to the page including a location. DailyMile is supported by Google Maps, so you can pinpoint the locale and publish the route in advance of the meet.
What kind of party will you be holding? Is it formal? A child party? A party for a friend? Always consider the type of party for which the invitations are being made. Is it a black tie dinner? An outdoor event? A kiddie party? Whatever the case may be, your search will be much easier if you knew what kind of celebration you will be holding.
The one thing that I cannot go without when planning an event, is a well organized to-do list. Whether it’s on an i-phone app or on a piece of paper, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a well thought through list. Having it in writing helps make things clearer. It puts you in the driver’s seat and gives you a sense of control. Making more than one list is the way to go. I found this to be very helpful. I compile one master list and then make weekly/daily lists based on priorities. Things could get overwhelming if you stare at your master list every day.