Free Articles  >>  Business And Finance >>  Page 2036  >> 

Corporate Event Ideas for Maintaining Corporate Event Planning Budget

Recently, I produced an event for a long time client and thought I would share some corporate event ideas that I used during the process of planning this event. I find planning corporate events just as challenging as planning any other type of event and here are a few tips to think about when considering corporate event planning.

Like any other event, determine a budget when planning corporate events and follow it through. It seems across the board corporate event planning budgets have decreased, and in the case of this event, I suggested to the client that we even cut the budget more than in previous years as a start and then if need be, add to the budget later. Our strategy worked since it seems that vendors as well as event planning providers understand that there are less events happening and are more willing to work within the budget you provide and still help create an outstanding event.

One of the corporate event ideas I discussed with my client and which also helped keep our budget costs down was to bring in our own wine. We weren't crazy about the list of wines offered at this venue and thought why not buy the wine and pay the corkage fee. Thus, we would be serving wines to our liking while saving money (we saved over $500 plus sales tax).

Other corporate event ideas we used to keep our budget costs low were to shorten the length of our cocktail hour from an hour to 45 minutes and also to hold the event earlier in the evening on a Sunday night. By shortening the cocktail hour time, we didn't serve as many appetizers which were charged on a piece-by-piece per person cost, and we also cut down on the amount of cocktails served during the shortened time period. Holding the event on Sunday can save you money when planning corporate events because at most sites, especially restaurants, Sunday is a slower night especially early Sunday eve and you might be able to negotiate a better rate.

When planning corporate events, think about the timing of the event itself and how to use the time period of the dinner portion effectively. This is another one of the corporate event ideas we put to good use. Since we held the event at a steak house and all dinners were cooked to order, we had quite a delay between our first course and the main course. Thus, we used this extra time by honoring those people in the company who were receiving promotions. Keep in mind with corporate event planning, you still want the event to move thus be sure to set time limits with your speakers.

Summertime company picnics and events are near, and I hope you can implement some of these corporate event ideas during your corporate event planning process. Planning corporate events still require careful consideration especially with budgets, and there are many creative ways to help you keep those budgets in check. Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, stylish, fun and economical to all!

About Author Andrea Wyn :

Andrea Wyn is a special event planner with over 15 years of industry experience. She is the Awards Event Supervisor for the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) since 2000. Her book, Budget Bash-Simply Fabulous Events on a Budget, is available at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> . She has an MBA from the University of Chicago &amp; a BA from UCLA. To learn more about Budget Bash &amp; events go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

Article Source:
Article Url:

Article Added on Friday, April 22, 2011
Other Articles by Andrea Wyn

Corporate Event Planning for Special Events
As a corporate event management company, it is important to listen to your client and fulfill their expectations in terms of their special event needs. Most often, clients are looking for the big wow factor for their events and thus many times you will need to go outside the typical corporate event planning box. What I thought I would do is share some corporate event ideas we implemented at a recent event in hopes that you can use them at your next event. One of the first corporate event...

Wedding Decorating Ideas Using White Wedding D 233 cor
Wedding Decorating Ideas Using White Wedding Décor As a wedding event planner, it is always fun to unexpectedly come across a wedding or special event being set up. Recently, I was traveling in Spain and our hotel had one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding locations I had ever seen. I saw that they were hosting this wedding using white wedding décor which of course sparked the idea for this article that describes various wedding decorating ideas. First let's discuss outdoor wedding...

Wedding Photography Tips for When you Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer
Today I went to interview a professional wedding photographer for my wedding occurring next year, and it sparked an idea to share my experience with my readers. As a wedding event planner, why not provide some wedding photography tips and a wedding photography checklist to help another fellow bride with her wedding? I think it is important when you are researching a professional wedding photographer to let your groom in on the experience. (Based upon the fact that he's interested!) My...

Wedding Dress Tips for When You are Considering Wedding Dress Styles
When you buy a wedding dress, there are quite a few things to consider with wedding dress designs. What I thought I would share with you are some wedding dress tips that I learned while in the process of buying my dress. 1. One of the first wedding dress tips you should consider is to keep an open mind. Since there are so many wedding dress styles available, even before you go to buy your dress, you can easily be overwhelmed. I was very specific about the type of dress I was going to wear....

Publishers / Webmasters
Article ID: 291378
DELINK URL from Authors Bio
REMOVE Article
Tell A Friend
Leave A Comment!
Download this article in PDF
Report Article!
Search through all the articles:

261 Users Online!!
Related Articles:
Latest Articles:
Business And Finance >> Top 50 Articles on Business And Finance
Category - >
Advertising Advice Affiliate Programs Automobiles
Be Your Own Mentor Careers Communication Consumers
CopyWriting Crime Domain Names DoT com Entrepreneur Corner
Ebooks Ecommerce Education Email
Entertainment Environment Family Finance And Business
Food & Drink Gardening Health & Fitness Hobbies
Home Business Home Improvement Humour House Holds
Internet And Computers Kiddos and Teens Legal Matters Mail Order
Management Marketing Marriage MetaPhysical
Motivational MultiMedia Multi Level Marketing NewsLetters
Pets Psychology Religion Parenting
Politics Sales Science Search Engine Optimization
Site Promotion Sports Technology Travel
Web Development Web Hosting WeightLoss Women's Corner
Writing Miscellaneous Articles Real Estate Arts And Crafts

Disclaimer: The information presented and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the views of and/or its owners.

Copyright © AwareINDIA. All rights reserved || Privacy Policy || Terms Of Use || Author Guidelines || Free Articles
FAQs Link To Us || Submit An Article || Free Downloads|| Contact Us || Site Map  || Advertise with Us ||
Click here for Special webhosting packages for visitors of this website only!
Vastu Shastra

Email Marketing Services Provided By AwareIndia

Company IDS