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10 Tips for Organizing a Formal Event


Sticking to a schedule is essential for pulling off any event, formal or not.
Sticking to a schedule is essential for pulling off any event, formal or not.
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Formal events tend to be hit or miss. When they're done right, they're smart, fun and sophisticated. When they're done wrong, well, it's just a bunch of people muddling around in high heels and penguin suits. If you're in the midst of planning a formal event, you definitely don't want it to fall in the latter category, but putting together a successful soiree is hard work and takes a lot of time and effort. However, it doesn't have to be as stressful as you might think. If you stay organized and follow a few simple rules, you'll throw the party everyone will be reminiscing about the next time you're all dressed up and shuffling around in some boring conference hall.

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