5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ORGANISING AN EVENT
Having a checklist always helps, so that you won’t miss out on details and essentials.
Check your guests’ availabilities and schedules
This is vital to make sure everyone (especially the ones who are being celebrated!) can attend the party or event. Once you got the invitations out, get them to RSVP so you can roughly do the calculations on the budget, seat allocations and other matters.
Get some of them on board for venue suggestions
Gather some ideas on where to have the event. You can either have them shortlisted, and get the rest of the guests to vote OR you, as the organiser can straightaway decide the venue based on the recommendations.
You may want to do a bit of research of the venue for the convenience of your guests:
- opening hours
- parking spaces
- accessibility for strollers/wheelchairs
- payment methods (credit card/e-wallet/etc)
- outdoor seating/indoor seating
- baby chair
Ask for some opinions for food ideas
Everybody has their own preferences and likings over food. Some like it hot, while others like it cold. Of course, to each their own. Do some surveys on your invited guests (especially the guest-of-honour).
- on certain diets due to medications
- have certain allergies
- have some food restrictions (for example halal food and so on)
Set your heart on how you wish the celebration to be
Envision how the event or party to look like and check if the venue can cater to it. Ask if the place has a private room for your party, or are they OK with accepting large group of diners. Get the necessary deco up, and always arrive early to the venue to ensure everything’s in order.
Always ask the venue staff for any promotions or deals
Every day is a reason to celebrate, and as such there’ll bound to be a lot of restaurants’ promotions and deals. You may also request if the restaurant can custom make a special package just for your event. Just get in touch with the staff when you enquire about the venue. Some even join in the party providing decors, by singing or performing for the guests. You’ll save more, and the guest-of-honour will get the time of their life while celebrating!
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