If you're hosting a free event you're probably already brainstorming ways to improve your turnout for the afternoon or evening that you're putting time into planning! If so, here are three ways you can better prepare for your event as well as increasing your attendance on the big day.
Advertise, advertise, advertise and remind: While an event may be free for your guests it will cost you some money. A portion of the budget needs to go to advertising to make your event a success. Promotional fliers, Facebook advertisement, posters, traditional ads and emails are all great ways to get the word out about your event. Choose the appropriate method of advertising based on the type, size and audience of your event. Also, make sure you send out a final reminder, perhaps on your social media the day before to get the best turnout possible!
Provide appetizing food and drinks: Free shouldn't mean cheap. Make sure you purchase snacks and drinks that are of an appropriate quality and quantity for all your guests. Providing low-quality snacks or a small amount of food is one of the fastest ways to decrease the turnout at your next event.
Sponsor a giveaway or raffle: Another great way to get the word out and increase attendance at your event is to sponsor a raffle or giveaway for your guests! Choose an item, gift card or trip that fits the theme of the day and enjoy watching your guests' anticipation build until it's awarded.
Contact us for more tips on planning, hosting and improving attendance at your event. We look forward to helping make your next event your best yet!