Step 1. Determine your event goals
Having the vision ahead of time as to what you picture in your mind your event will look like is important. This means also assessing what feelings your event will invoke in your guests, and what the grand takeaway you want from your event to be.
Once you know what you want your event planning to achieve, you simply walk backward from the finish line toward the start line to coordinate the steps you need to take. For example, you want to have an amazing wedding reception with everyone dancing outside under the stars. This means you need a venue with great outdoor scenery, a DJ, a tent or a covered outdoor venue, possibly some heat lamps if it gets chilly, a dance floor, and more! See how the steps just lay themselves out for you? If you build it in your mind, the steps will come!