Good Morning! Sweet sweet Friday you are here! First things first I’m heading out the house today and buying some new makeup and getting my nails done! No seriously I’ve been in the house all week and it’s been good for my work but also kind of depressing because the first time I went out yesterday the sun was setting. 🙁 Today on the blog I’m going to be sharing some tips for hosting your first blogging event!
A couple weeks back I hosted my first blogging event and I was seriously so honored that I was chosen for the part! I knew I wanted to host one day but I truly didn’t think it would happen so soon! It feels nice to have people notice your success and I was just beyond excited for this! After the event, I have complied some tips for those of you who are going to be hosting your first event!
Tip #1 Ask Questions
First thing is first and the most simple of all! ASK QUESTIONS PEOPLE! Hosting for your first time can seem a bit daunting but if you have all your ducks in row it becomes especially easy. Ask everything from best dates available for your event, activities going on during your event, social media handles, number of guests wanted, etc. Anything that you aren’t sure of just ask!
Tip #2 Make a cute invite
I know in the modern age of social media and phones getting invites in the mail or even an evite has come and gone. I decided to create and evite because A. you can put more information in it B. More people tend to respond when it’s an email (at least in my experience) and C. it’s cuter and isn’t that what blogging is all about (totally kidding).
Tip #3 Once you send invites make sure to follow up with your guests
How many times have you received an email or a Facebook notification and kind of forgot? Well plain and simple me. Haha! Always double check with your guests especially ones that haven’t responded but just double check with everyone! Make sure people that RSVP’d a week or two in advance get a reminder because sometimes life happens and plans could change.
Tip #4 Have a photographer
As you can see from the lack of pictures on this post this one is a HUGE TIP! I truly thought I was going to be able to do it all but clearly that wasn’t the case. With the interaction with bloggers, the events happening at the event, and just enjoying the event it’s really hard to remember pictures! Next time I will definitely know!
Tip #5 Have fun!
I was beyond nervous before the event. I thought what if I’m awkward? What if the event is awkward? What if I don’t live up to the brands expectations? What if no one shows up? (MY BIGGEST FEAR!) LET THE NERVES GO! Once I let my go I feel like I truly started to enjoy the event and then all of a sudden it was over! Start with the fun from the beginning so you don’t miss any part of the event!
Hope this helps some of you looking to host your first event or those of you who are going to be hosting your first event soon!
Let me know what you would do if you had to host an event?