How to Plan an Event for Free 🎟️

Have you ever thought of organising your every own event? How about organising one with no expenditure incurred or whatsoever? Sounds absurd, right?

Not entirely true! In this week's edition, TheMeetUpSG is here to share with you a couple of tips that could help you plan an event with very little costs or even better - for free!

Now, without much further ado, let’s get right into it!

1) Ponder over ideas

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When it comes to planning events, it’s always great to start off with a brainstorm session!

Come up with as many ideas as you can and consider the possible strengths and drawbacks of each proposed idea.

We highly recommend involving others in this process as it will definitely offer you a range of different perspectives that could help spice up your project(s) and even distinguish it from existing ones!

2) Know your cause

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You know what they always say:

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Benjamin Franklin

Organising an event without really knowing its purpose can be a recipe for disaster!

To plan an event free-of-charge, you’ll need to identify the aims and objectives of your event, sieve out your target audience and let your potential partners know what’s in it for them.

Sounds tedious?

Fret not! Once you’re able to identify the key motives of your project and its potential benefits for others who may be working alongside you, things will be a lot less painful!

3) Source for a venue selectively

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When it comes to searching for a location to hold your event, strength may not always be found in numbers.

We recommend seeking for venue options from organisations with few members or staff.

Having more people involved could mean facing greater opposition and therefore, requiring more time to be set aside for negotiation over terms and conditions.

4) Less is more!