If an event has the word "gala" attached to it, you'd probably expect a festive affair, maybe even lavish. And you can bet that planning a gala will be a pretty big undertaking. There are so many elements that go into making a gala successful, especially if you're making it a fundraiser for a particular cause. But it doesn't have to be overwhelming or even complicated to pull off. The success of any event comes from mega organization and lots of planning ahead.Here are some great gala event planning tips to ensure your event goes off without a hitch, and have you ready to enjoy the party!