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7 of the Largest Festivals Around the World

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Think you’ve got it tough as an event planner when it comes to finalizing details for an outdoor wedding, family reunion or city festival? While we’re certainly not underestimating the challenges that come with the aforementioned events, let’s just say that planning a party for 300 people is nothing along the lines of planning one for 2 million, as is the case with the annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Yes, it’s needless to say that some festivals are much, much larger than others. And while we already noted the world-famous Carnaval, which has taken place annually before Lent since 1823, here’s a look at some of the world’s other mammoth festivals.  Continue Reading »

A Day In The Life As An Event Planner

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Everyone who is involved in event planning will testify to the job’s hectic nature and unpredictability. Daily activities range from meeting with vendors to drawing up event contracts, scouting venues and communicating with clients. While the job is full of digressions and plenty of stress, it is still one of the most coveted in the country. According to research conducting by the U.S. News & World Report, event planning is considered to be one of the hottest fields around. Let’s take a closer look at a day in the life of an event planner.  Continue Reading »

How To Plan An Event Like Coachella


All event planners are at least moderately familiar with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. As a refresher, the annual festival takes place in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club. Although it was officially established in 1999, its roots date back to 1993 when Pearl Jam performed at the Club as a means of boycotting ticket fees from Ticketmaster. Presently, Coachella takes place over consecutive three-day weekends and attracts some of the best acts in music. It also attracts some huge crowds – in 2014, an estimated 570,000 people attended over the six days of the festival.

So just what can an event planner learn from a massive musical celebration like Coachella? A lot. Here’s a look at how to plan an event like Coachella:  Continue Reading »

7 Event Planning Tips for a Successful Celebration

7 Successful Event Planning Tips For Your Next Celebration

As you plan a big event, you may feel tempted to jump right in and begin ordering supplies and other needed items. However, experts say that taking time to establish a clear plan and objectives can pay off with an event that comes in under budget and leaves attendees with great memories.

Here are 7 event planning tips that will help ensure your celebration is a memorable one.

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Festival Planning 101


Many event-goers take the festivals that they attend for granted, but any event planner knows that there’s a lot more that goes into festivals than what may meet the eye. Yes, planning a festival is a time-consuming and exhausting task, especially when you consider that the event itself may only last for a day or two.

In terms of festival planning, yes, there’s the matter of selecting a date and venue – and then marketing and promoting the event. But there are also a lot of intangibles that go into festival planning which can slip by the wayside for amateur planners. So whether you’re new to the whole festival planning thing or just want to brush up on some tips and tricks, here are some planning considerations to be aware of: Continue Reading »

Planning an Outdoor Event? Check Out this Event Planner’s Checklist


Whether it’s a wedding, family reunion, tailgate or some other type of large event function, there’s obviously a ton of planning that goes into it. There’s the early planning stage, like setting a date, establishing a guest list, selecting a venue and determining other essential details of the event. But planning an event hardly stops there, whether you’re a professional event planner, or just an average Joe. So, after you have the big details set, it’s time to get into more of the nitty gritty that really make the event tick. Here’s a look at some of the essential items to check off any event planner’s list. Continue Reading »

5 Things You Never Knew About Porta Potties


Porta potties – which are also commonly known as “porta johns” and “portable restrooms” – are a staple at outdoor events like concerts, family reunions, tailgates and even weddings. They’re also common on construction sites and even on home renovations when areas of the home are restricted from use. While porta potties are somewhat self explanatory in nature – after all, they do offer a portable, convenient way of going to the bathroom – there’s often a lot more than what meets the eye when it comes to these units. With that being said, here’s a look at five things you never knew about porta potties: Continue Reading »

Here are 5 Popular Porta Potty Pranks


Is there a porta potty around? Chances are some amateur hijinks are due to take place. Yes, porta potties have become a favorite prop among pranksters. After all, when it comes to potty humor (literally!), what’s more fun than pranking your pals while they’re handling their business. Porta potties have become somewhat of a media and Internet phenomenon – here’s a look at some of the top porta potty pranks to date: Continue Reading »

How to Deal with a Tipped Porta Potty


Porta potties are commonplace in new construction areas so that workers can do their business on the job. But once the workday ends, most are left unsupervised on the job site, meaning that they’re susceptible to a variety of elements, notably vandalism. Specifically, one popular porta potty prank is to tip them over, creating a mess of human waste inside of its confines. This is done mostly for kicks by teenagers, much to the ire of the workers who return to find it toppled over the next day. (It’s worth noting that porta potties can also tip over due to weather and high winds, of course.)

But this begs the question – just what should you do in the case of a tipped porta potty? Here’s a look at how to respond and some tips to prevent it from happening in the first place. Continue Reading »

Here Are 4 Really Funny Porta Potty Pranks


There’s just something about a porta potty that seems to bring out the practical joker in many people. It’s one of those private spaces that is out in public, and some can’t resist the impulse for bathroom humor. At gotügo, we like to relax sometimes. These 5 prank videos will have you seeing the lighter side of sanitation. Continue Reading »

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