The costs of hosting an event can add up quickly. From choosing a venue to finding decor and securing advertising, it can become a challenge to stay within your budget. We’ve got some helpful tips that will help you pinch your pennies for your next event.
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Be Selective With Your Venue
Venues can vary in cost depending on location, services offered and a multitude of other factors. For example, a venue downtown will probably cost more than a venue just outside downtown. Take this into account when choosing. Some venues require you use their food and when this happens can add thousands of dollars to your bill. Which leads us to the next point.
There are so many options when choosing a caterer. If your venue allows it, catering can be the best option to save some coins. Find local businesses that are willing to cut a deal or that are not as expensive as large chains.
No doubt you will need people to help you run the event smoothly. If you don’t have a large staff already lined up, it could be helpful to ask friends and family to assist in your endeavors. Assign each person a specific task and your event will run more smoothly as a result.
Cut Down on Printing
The age of printing is dying. With digital marketing, you’ll be able to reach more people in less time. So make a conscious effort to invest in your digital efforts because they will be the bread and butter for your next event. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t print anything but printing is very expensive so you should think about cutting back.
Get Involved With Local Organizations and Schools
There’s no better way to save money and help your community than by partnering with a local university or organization. You’ll need advertising for your event which get costly. You may have luck asking a local college or organization like the YMCA to help you promote the event. Most likely they will have a program for this like this. They may include your event in a calendar of events or have an option for you to promote your event on campus.
These types of sponsorships can come in handy when trying to cut back on costs. You may be able to work out a deal with sponsors for them to provide a service for free or at a discounted rate in exchange for exposure at your event. Creating a mutually beneficial relationship can be a great way to get more bang for your buck.
Saving money on your next event is possible. All you have to do is get a little creative and think outside the box!