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TicketPeak’s Event Budget Template

Budgeting and easy event planning really do go hand in hand – if you don’t have a comprehensive budget in place we can almost guarantee you that the event planning process will most certainly not be easy. While we can’t say that budgeting can be accomplished without really trying, it can be a practically painless process if you set yourself up for success early on in the event planning stages.

As mentioned in our previous article, Easy Event Planning: The Do’s and Don’ts of Budgeting Basics, there are a number of different options available to create and track event budgets. Whether you opt for an event management software application or a simple Excel spreadsheet, the underlying key to successful budgeting is two-fold:

  1. Account for all event expenses.
  2. Stay up-to-date and organized.

In this article we will take a closer look at the necessary components to a successful, comprehensive budget. Easy event planning here we come!

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Behind every creative endeavor lies a solid logistical foundation – event planning is no different. It’s very important to have a clear vision and goal for the event; however, these are useless without a budget to keep your expenses organized and in check.

Budgeting is an ongoing duty that needs to be revisited and revised often. In our previous article, Easy Event Planning: The Right Way To Get Started, we briefly touched on budgeting as an important step during the initial planning meetings. In this post we will delve a little deeper to further illuminate the do’s and don’ts of event budgeting.

Let’s get started!

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Event planning can be stressful, confusing and incredibly time-consuming – this is especially true when you are a volunteer or organization board member without a background in event planning!

Fear not! We’ve rounded up our ten top picks for easy event planning “Pro Tips” from professional Event Planners and Keynote Speakers to help you achieve success with your performing arts organization’s next special event, meeting, conference or fundraiser.

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Maybe you’ve already seen our current easy event planning (click here and here if you haven’t), and are now wondering about how to get started. There’s no reason to be pulling out your hair when planning an event – it all comes down to staying organized and keeping the event goals in mind. Let’s go back to the very beginning of the event planning process and make this easy!

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P.S. Read to the end for a free, downloadable treat – an Easy Event Planning Worksheet PDF!

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As a follow up to our most recent post, we’ve decided to give a few more shout-outs to three more awesome social media tools for easy event planning. The tools that we are about to mention will help you and your organization with content organization and sharing, evaluating your event, connecting with attendees and helping involved parties get around town.

Let’s get started!

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Anybody who’s ever planned an event knows that this is not an easy task. Whether it’s for 25 or 2,500 people, there are hours of time devoted to number crunching, budget tracking, vendor confirmation and other crucial event elements. While these components of event planning don’t just magically fall into place, there are a number of excellent, free online tools that can help you make your life easier, as well as those of your attendees.

Today we’ve rounded up 3 social media tools for event planning that will help you save time and allow yourself to be in the moment on the day of the event. These tools cover everything from scheduling meetings to online marketing – there is truly something to be used by everyone.

Let’s get started and help you pave the way to easy event planning!

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