Sonia J. Burdick April 11, 2020 Checklist Template
Most team members often feel overwhelmed with the prospect of having to worry about timelines and tasks they need to accomplish over the duration of the work effort. Helping them to stay focused and organized is a key skill that a PM must bring to the table when running a project. One of the tools you can use to get things structured and organized is the "Project Checklist". This checklist is a roadmap to setup and put a framework around the project before it gets started.
One thing that every professional party planner uses to guarantee their success is a party planning checklist. With so many details and dates to remember, not having a checklist is a sure way to allow details to get away from you and see your stress levels soar through the roof.
Restaurant forms and checklists are essential documents, both for people in the business already and those wanting to venture into something on their own. The first thing that most of us do when wanting to test unknown waters is to take the help of established guidelines that are in place already. These essential documents inform the user on the procedures to be followed, the necessary licenses to be obtained to start and maintain a business, protocols to be followed etc.
Using a party planning checklist is a great way to ensure that everything that needs to be done gets done. Once the party rolls around you will be better able to enjoy your guests without having that exhausted, stressed-out feeling that you have had in the past. Spend time early on laying out the details of your party preparations, and then enjoy throwing a great party.
Once you have found a good checklist you may need to edit it to fit with your wedding style. Most checklists will follow a generic template covering an 18 month planning period and a traditional wedding. Scan or copy it on to your computer and edit it as you need to. Even if you do not need to edit it I recommend copying it to your computer so you have a back up copy to print out should you need a spare or loose the original.
Personally, I use two types of checklists. I use an excel spreadsheet and a filemaker database. They serve two different purposes: 1. The excel or spreadsheet style checklist affords a lot of room for detail and serves well as a simple database. I can plug in dates, times, names and math/budget functions. Budget functions are really important in a checklist in my opinion. For me as an event planner, I live and die by the budget. We can train anyone to plan an event, but planning an event within theme and on or below budget is the sign of a pro. Using a spreadsheet allows us to combine budget details with all of the other event details.