There are key aspects to consider when organising an event that could be the difference between a successful or unsuccessful event. It is important that the event planner is someone who is motivated to take responsibility for the event’s success. The event planner should maintain a high level of communication throughout the event planning process. Those involved in the formalities, suppliers, invitees, staff assisting at the event, and the event host should all feel comfortable and confident with how the event will run on the day. It is important to have a systematic approach to planning and to ensure that all aspects are documented and saved on file. If the event planner was unable to attend on the day, files should be up-to-date so that another staff member can step in and run the event successfully. This will also help for future planning should the event be run in subsequent years. A series of templates are available on Sharepoint to assist in all aspects of event planning.