I have had a few experiences before in event planning and I'm telling you, it isn't as easy as you would like to think it is. At one point, you'll feel the thrill and the excitement of planning the event, but then when you face inevitable times where things get out of control then its really time you realized, it needs a thorough and careful planning. I remember a time where I had to facilitate the opening of our new branch. I was just given the resources and the rest was for me to act on and it wasn't easy at first, knowing that it was the first time I have had to host such a big event. The good news, is it turned out to be a success and I was applauded by our CEO for a job well done. In other words, we need to just face our fears and be confident enough that things will fall into right places. For instance, before you book your venues , you have to contact every hotel or commercial establishments that suits for the theme of the event. Make sure it fits within your budget and then book it weeks or months before the event. However there are many other details depending on the type of event you're planning. I hope the next time around, it will involve weddings and something that will paint a busy schedule in my daily grind. Hopefully.