Is there such a thing as too much planning and preparation for an event or conference?
The answer is a BIG FLAT NO!!!
Be the best planner that you possibly can. This simply means, planning as far ahead as possible. Why are your, your client or your boss holding this event? Determine the purpose and then determine the desired outcomes. Plan your tentative budget ( it doesn’t hurt to be realistic and have a little wiggle room).
Now you can really plan. IF you need to and want to you might consider outsourcing some of the parts of the planing process. Think about what parts you really enjoy planning or have the time to plan. Outsource the rest. Very often, working with vendors on your event, through good communication and collaboration, you may very well come up with a better idea for the implementation of a an area of the event and you may even find a cost savings!