Has June really come and gone already? It was a blur for us as we executed events that we’d be working on for months, including the Kidsbridge Walk2Stop Bullying, StreetWise Partners’ 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macy’s 5K Run/Walk.
I remember a decade ago, when the spring conference and fundraising event season lasted from March to May, avoiding Father’s Day and graduations in June. Now it seems to start in February, and there are move events in June taking place nationwide than ever before. Here in the northeast, there’s a better chance of good weather for outdoor events and by pushing an event forward to June, planners have a few more months to work out the event details.
The one drawback with so many events taking place in one month – including family occasions – is the competition. The best event planners and vendors can be hard to come by and guests can get invitation fatigue! It’s important to check with the client’s industry to see when similar events will be taking place, especially for a brand new event trying to corner a piece of the conference or fundraising market. Most of all, start your planning early! When a client comes to us 9-12 months in advance, we shower them with hurrahs and pats on the back. Now you have a fighting chance to secure your ideal venue. Remember that annual events are booking up the venues for next year just as their thank you notes are going out.
Or maybe we should start a new, old-school trend and go back to holding events in May? I hear April showers bring some lovely flowers that month. Either way, let us know if we can help with your events in June next year or any other month!