Weekend Poll: Holiday 2016 Event Planning

It’s the first week of September, and many readers are focused on getting back into routines with returns to work and school from summer holidays.

If you’re having a particularly challenging time getting everyone out the door and where they need to be this week, bear with me as I drop the “C” word. That’s right; Christmas- and holiday-themed event invitations have already begun floating across my screen – a full two weeks earlier than in 2015. Providers are promoting space options, and readers have begun tweeting about Christmas and holiday event planning.

With the big “eve” roughly 11 weeks away, and many corporate events on calendars for eight or nine weeks from now, many EAs, MAs, PAs and office managers responsible for coordinating such events will already have such parties on their brains.

We’ll look at trends, since this is my second annual Weekend Poll on holiday event planning

Readers will see that this weekend’s poll contains similar questions to those I posed in 2015. My plan is to provide a comparison between readers’ 2016 plans and budgets with those from 2015 – which should give us interesting glimpses into how trends and practices compare year over year.

Are you ready? Here is this weekend’s poll:

How do you manage event planning for the holidays?

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results next Tuesday. “Select” whichever responses apply, and remember to CLICK on the “VOTE” ICON AFTER EACH QUESTION.

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