Settle down with a theme.
If you don’t happen to have a theme for the event that you have been planning out for the longest time running, then the first thing that you need to do or get started on doing at some point or so is the aspect of settling down with a theme that you would like to pull off for the event. If you don’t have a theme that the event’s coordinators and planners and photographers are planning to run with at some point or so, then what you need to understand the fact that you need something solid to work with. It will turn out to be very difficult to run things through accordingly without a theme to check out. The coordinator will ask you about this. The venue and the caterer will circle back and do the same. The professional that you hired out for event photography will need this more importantly than you would probably think. Without a theme, you don’t really have anything much to begin with. A theme is so much more important than you wold probably think and this is something that you ought to go ahead and check out as much as possible.
Check out the expected guest count target.
The more you know about how many people are coming to your event, the more you will be able to prepare for things especially when it comes to the size of the venue and the space allocations that normally come along with it, how much food will be served, how much time your other vendors for the event will be charging you for, whether you need an assistant shooter or not for your event photography needs, and so on and so forth. In order for you to get a proper quotes from the vendors that you have been working with, you need a definite guest count. This is not the type of thing that you should be taking for granted at all. If an exact guest count isn’t something that is possible, then you should at least have an educated estimation of what you are trying to accomplish or aim for in the event that is in the works.
Give back to your vendors.
If you are planning an event either for a company or for personal reasons, then there is a pretty good chance that you will be doing it again at any point in time. Give them a good review on social media. Give them a little tip or bring some recommendations or some potential clients for them. They will really get to appreciate it and it will be the least that you can do for them after all that they have done for you so far. More than that, if you happen to become a repeat customer, then you are bound to have some pretty interesting price cuts or discount.
Go customizable, not custom.
There are a lot of customizable products and services for events that you can download from the internet. Going for custom means that it will at least cost you 50% more than it should have.