How to stretch your event budget
WHEN planning events you are usually required to adhere to a strict budget. Even huge events have had to be planned and executed with the budget in mind. These days, however, there are so many great ways you can get creative when planning an event that help you save money.
Some great ideas for planning events on a budget are:
Where possible, when choosing a date for your event, be flexible. Some venues might be able to offer a day of the week at a cheaper rate than another. The time of year can also determine costs sometimes, so consider working around peak seasons if you can.
Look for venues with reputable services
When choosing a venue, consider not only the room or space of the venue, but also the extra things you will need done for the event, and whether or not it can be provided within that venue. Things such as catering, decor and audiovisual support are all services that a venue will have very reputable contacts for, so it’s worth looking into this before deciding on your venue.
Use lighting to theme your event
Great lighting can be a cost effective and impactful way to theme your event. Some themes sound great in theory but can be very difficult to incorporate into an event without spending large amounts of money. Lighting can be inexpensive and one of the most effective ways of adding vibrancy and colour, creating a unique and impressive event experience.
There is so much promotion that can be done online for your event that costs very little, or nothing at all! There’s also a huge range of apps that can help in many ways with event planning such as ticket registrations or table seating arrangements.