...and you should of course! While Dollar Bill is your event invitation solution, when it comes to most of the remaining preparations, well, the metaphorical ball is in your court. We'll try to point you in the right direction though!
I found the following article with some great tips on putting together a successful, special celebration. While some of these suggestions might seem obvious, it's easy to get overwhelmed, so having a quick reference guide is good practice:
"Event planning is not rocket science, but it requires an acute organization and constant attention to detail. If everything goes off without a hitch, it often goes without notice, but if something goes awry, it’s a public display of failure:
1. Start Early
2. Create a Retroplanning Document
3. Negotiate with Vendors
4. Divide and Conquer
5. Make it Social
6. Create an Event Bible
7. Have a Plan B for EVERYTHING
8. Do a Mental Walk-Through before The Real One
9. Take Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures
10. Send the Recap out ASAP"
Read entire article... courtesy of The Buzz Bin. Don't forget that Dollar Bill can also help out with programs, banners, and more when the big day arrives!