Blogger Kristen Evensen breaks down the Who, What, When, Where, Why of planning small events.


By no means do you consider yourself an “event planner”. Yet, the day arrives when you receive a phone call from your best girlfriend, and she sweetly asks you to wear the title of “Maid of Honor” at her wedding in six months. You now have the unique opportunity to create precious memories for the bride, as you embody the task of “Bridal Shower Planner”. A very clear reality lurks in your head, however, reminding you that you have yet to organize an event such as this…what’s a girl (or guy) to do?

When planning small events, it is important to start with the basics, and ask questions to narrow down your objectives. Make a list and answer the following questions:

WHY? Why not a party?!

WHO? Who is the event for? Who will be attending? Whose help will you need to plan the event?

WHAT? What is the event?…

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