Welcome To The Chaos Calculator

EventBudgetOne of the most difficult details of any event is figuring out the cost. Hidden under our desire to throw a truly amazing party or wedding is a finite budget to accomplish it with. Usually, those looking to throw a party start their search online, to get a sense of what their event may cost.

The problem with turning online is that almost every event vendor keeps their pricing private, unless you contact them for a quote. This is completely understandable as it is difficult to generalize the price of certain requests when so many details have to be taken into consideration. With this  in mind, we at Organized Chaos have created a tool to help you get a ballpark estimation for your event – The Instant Planner.

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SF Symphony Centennial Gala Dinner and Afterparty

The Glamour Girls attending the gala at the 100th Annv or the San Francisco Symphony.
Leticia Heading Janli Degenhardt Constance Adamopoulos of Organized Chaos Events.

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How To: Developing an Event Schedule

This may seem like an obvious step, but by carefully putting together this simple document your event will run 10 times smoother, keep everyone on the same page and create responsibility/ownership for day-of-event details and tasks. 

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How To: Holding a Silent Auction

The art of hosting a silent auction is simple in design but requires a considerable amount of planning to be pulled off correctly. Gathering items for donation, getting volunteers to staff the tables and putting on an event to draw a crowd; these are the building blocks to hosting a silent auction. These fundraisers have an excellent ability to raise money for your organization or cause and with some tips from Organized Chaos your next auction is geared for success:

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Happy Pride 2011 San Francisco!

In honor of this weekend being the 41st annual Pride celebration in San Francisco, we at Organized Chaos Events want to wish everyone a happy Pride. Here is a picture from last years VIP party that we planned, as we celebrate the community I urge everyone to have as much fun as possible and to please be careful!

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Top 10: Cocktails to Order at Your Next Event

There is a certain point in your life where a vodka cranberry becomes boring. Where is the life, the class in that order. When you no longer drink like you did in your college days and instead want a libation that you can sip, experience and give life to. A signature cocktail is that class. James Bond was a martini man, shaken not stirred. Carrie Bradshaw was a cosmopolitan kind of girl. And you are? If you haven’t found your signature cocktail, try one of these 10 classic cocktails.

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How To: Evaluating a Venue

You’re in a pinch. Your planning your next event, but before you can get into the details of catering, decor, etc. you need to pick a venue. With so many options in San Francisco alone, this can be a daunting task. While it will always be easier to contact an event planner at this point (for reasons such as their knowledge of the existing venue choices, costs associated and vendor relationships for added discounts) here are some things to consider when evaluating a venue for your needs:

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