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Don’t Forget These Important Planning Details

Planning an event, whether it’s a wedding reception, corporate get-together or any other similar event, there are major details everyone is aware of. You need a venue, food and maybe even a DJ. Invites need to be sent and decor selected. However, there are some important planning details that are easily overlooked. While some of these details won’t make or break your event, paying attention to them will ensure your event is successful.


Food may be at the top of your list, but it’s about more than choosing food everyone will like. Today, many people suffer from food allergies and other dietary restrictions that can make finding the right food difficult. Always order at least a couple of dishes that are nut-free, gluten-free and vegan. If you are close to guests with these restrictions, talk to them.

The Logistics

You don’t have to keep to a strict schedule for most events, but putting together a loose order of events can help the evening or afternoon run more smoothly. You don’t have to assign specific times, but having a guideline to follow can keep important pieces from being forgotten and will keep everyone on the same page.


Your venue may offer help with permits, but it’s important to make sure you research which ones you may be responsible for acquiring. Some of the permits you may need include one to serve alcohol to your guests. Talk to your venue about your plans. They can typically guide you in the right direction.

An Emergency Kit

A first aid kit can be useful, but that’s not the only emergency you may encounter. Some of the other items you should include in your kit include tape, a notepad, scissors, a writing implement, a bleach pen and even a portable phone charger.

Planning for an event is no easy task. There are many major and minor details that need to be taken into consideration. Don’t miss these important points.