1. It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning

Begin planning as soon as you can. Events take a lot of preparation so start early and give yourself plenty of time. We recommend starting the planning process three months before your event.

  1. Create a Timeline

To stay prepared and clear-headed it is best to have a timeline for your event with appropriate deadlines. While not everything may go to plan, having a timeline will help you adapt to any sudden changes and allow you to visualize what needs to be done leading up to your event.

  1. Don’t Forget to Delegate

Planning an event is not easy and therefore not a one-person job. Don’t try to plan an important event all alone. Form or find a skilled team who can help you with the process.

  1. Utilize Social Media

Don’t forget to take pictures throughout the entire event planning process. While they are great for marketing your event and creating buzz, they are also great memories to have once the event finishes. Whether your event is a wedding or an educational conference, you will want to remember this experience.

  1. Stay Calm and Have Fun

Don’t forget to have fun at your event! You worked hard to plan and prepare, now it is time to enjoy it. You deserve it. Stay calm and try not to stress. The hard work is over so interact with your guests and have a good time.


These are just a few key tips to help you plan your event but do some more research. You can find lots of advice and tips online. If you’re looking for an event venue, take a look at our website! The University of Denver has venues for every occasion and with the help of our Conference and Event Services team, your event will be a huge success.