Events can be a lot of fun. But while they are fun, they can also be extremely stressful to plan.

There’s a lot riding on you when you plan an event. However, there are some simple actions you can take to make the process a lot less stressful and increase your productivity. Here’s what you need to do.

Get Organized
Getting organized from the beginning can help save you a lot of stress and make sure that everything goes as planned. Picture this: you’ve been working with a local restaurant for your grandma’s 90th birthday but at the last minute, they call to tell you they lost your order. You likely got a receipt with the order, which you hopefully filed away in a party planner for later. If you weren’t organized and didn’t know where the order information went, you’d likely be at a total loss.

Choose a Reliable Casual Catering Service
That brings us to our next tip. Make sure you’re ordering from a casual catering company with a solid reputation. One out of every 10 restaurants in the U.S. sells Mexican food, making it the most popular style of international cuisine in the United States. A Mexican catering menu sounds like a real crowd pleaser, so go with a caterer that is both authentic and reliable.

Don’t Go Over Budget
While it may be tempting to want to buy everything and anything for your event, going over your planned budget is one of the worst things you can do for your stress level. Make a list of everything you need to buy and stick to it. Now, it’s always a good idea to have a little money extra saved up just in case you need it for something. But, try your best to not go over your original plan, even if you have some extra cash.

Yes, planning an event can be difficult, but there are ways to make the process go a lot smoother. As long as you’re organized from the beginning, choose a reliable catering service, and stick to your budget, your even should go off without a hitch!