Whether it’s a wedding, christening, or graduation party, it can seem like a good idea to host the event at home. Of course, it should be cheaper and you’ll feel more in control. But, if you don’t get the planning stage right, you won’t feel in control and the party will be in danger of becoming memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Fortunately, discovering how to plan and organize your event will make it a success.
The first thing you need to do is understand that you can’t do everything, you need to delegate. This means letting professionals do their part.
For example, instead of spending a fortune trying to find the best possible decoration s for a wedding, get a local firm specializing in wedding decor hire Sydney. Equally, if you don’t have enough tables and chairs, source them from a local hire company.
Not only will you find the choice available is bigger, but you’ll also make the planning of the event much smoother.
Perhaps the most important thing is to set yourself a budget. This means deciding how much you’re going to spend on the event and sticking to it. You can then allocate funds to each part of the event in advance, or simply track your spending and stop when you’ve spent all your budget.
It’s best to allocate first as this ensures you don’t run out of funds before you’ve got everything you need.
When doing your budget it’s also a good idea to set yourself a tie frame to organize each part of the event, this will help you to stay on track and get everything done in time.
If you have 100 guests coming and the room can only just accommodate them then you’re going to need to look at the seating arrangements carefully and the space for people to move around. This is important as you want people to move freely around the event and interact with each other.
If there isn’t enough space for this you need a different venue or fewer guests!
The key to throwing a good event is planning the detail. Walk yourself through your arrival, as an average guest. Who will meet and direct you, where do you leave your coat, is their adequate parking, etc?
If you adopt this approach you’ll cover all the aspects of arrival and allow your guests to smoothly slip into the room, ready to relax and enjoy themselves.
Don’t forget you’ll need facilities for your guests and you should cater to disabled guests, even if you don’t think there are any attending. IF you’re using a professional venue this means checking it and having a backup plan if there are any issues.
It’s also a good idea to check the venue several times in the build-up to the event, and particularly 24 hours before. This will ensure you’re on top of any issues.
Finally, don’t forget to make sure all the guests are invited, then relax and let the event flow. Stressing while t is on will not change the outcome, you may as well enjoy your hard work.