There are multiple things to consider when planning an event. Whether it be a wedding, baby shower, or a high school reunion, the team at Salero can help you to cultivate your perfect event. If you’re getting a head start on planning an event for yourself, a helpful way to avoid becoming overwhelmed is to break your event planning checklist into a few small pieces. Here is a model that can be used time and time again to create the perfect event. 

Event Checklist Three-Step Model

Before you generate your template, it is important to break the process into three steps: input, process, output. In the case of event planning, input means what is needed. Let’s see below to exemplify how this three-step model comes into play. 

  1. Input

Below are the basic things that you need to throw an awesome event:

  • Venue
  • Invitations/theme
  • A headcount of attending guests
  • Food/drink/dessert
  • Music setup/DJ/photographer

At Salero, we have professional event planners on staff that can help you to plan these details to create your dream event. All of our comprehensive event packages can be fully customized. From catering to entertainment to party planning, have full assurance that we will tailor each and every detail to your liking. 

  1. Process

You can think of the process stage as actualizing your event into reality. How do the basic things you identified for your input phase play out and come to fruition? For example, do you want to enjoy fantastic food with your guests? At Salero, our culinary artist Chef David Horton can craft a delicious gourmet menu, from a mimosa buffet brunch to a sit-down dinner. Are you dreaming of dancing the night away? We’ve got you covered–Salero’s DJ services and AV sound and lighting system can capture any vibe you are looking for. Once you have your plans in place, you can take a breather knowing that your event plans are solidified.

  1. Output

You can think of the output phase as a post-event check-in. How did the event transpire? Have you followed up with your photographer to see your photos? How about a meeting with the event planning staff, perhaps to complete a survey letting them know how you feel the event went? At Salero, we are committed to making sure every detail is exactly to your liking. It is important to us to check in with our clients after their event to gain feedback in order to further succeed in planning future events. 

Event Planning Checklist Template

Organization is key when constructing your event. Checklists are a great way to filter all that needs to get done in one place. Below is a basic 15 step template you can use to help plan your event.

  • Set a date
  • Book a venue that can accommodate your party 
  • Send out invitations or e-vites
  • Obtain an accurate headcount of attending guests
  • Create a realistic event budget
  • Create an event theme 
  • Communicate with the venue about food/drink packages
  • Hire photographer/DJ 
  • Create a seating chart
  • Draft an event itinerary (order of activities)
  • Purchase/craft party favors
  • Finalize plans with event planning team
  • Enjoy your special day!
  • Conduct a post-event evaluation
  • Send thank you cards
  • Give relevant feedback to the event planning team

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If you are looking for a picture-perfect venue to host your event, look no further than Salero. With its unique location, close proximity to the ocean, delicious cuisine, and dedicated event staff, you and your guests are sure to have a full day of enjoyment.