When throwing a large scale party, your reputation is potentially on the line, so it is really important that you pull out all of the stops! Here at ninth events, we’ve composed a quick list of things which you may not think about in the hustle and bustle of event planning! We hope it helps!
1. A table plan
Although it is nice to allow people to sit wherever they please, in large scale events a table plan can just make things that little more simple. Chances are, when wine is flowing the plan will go out of the window anyway, but it will make things much easier for when people initially arrive and eliminate the awkwardness of people not knowing where to sit, especially if you’re having food.
Even if youre not planning on having a sit down meal, you should never forget the importance of having some form of food. Whether it be a buffet or just some nibbles on the tables, rest assured it will be much appreciated by your guests!
A nice touch is to add pre planned transportation to help guests get to and from your event. Be sure to make special arrangements for people with mobility issues. This ensures that people can enjoy a drink without having to worry about how they’re getting home and it also means that people wont be waiting around for taxis once the party is over. If arranging transportation stretches the budget a little too much, you could call into your local taxi rank and pick up some business cards, so people aren’t asking around for taxi numbers.
Now we’ve gotten past some of the more boring things on our list, here are some which are a little more fun. A photobooth being the perfect example! They’re always welcomed with open arms at parties, need we say more?
Fireworks are cool and can act as entertainment for your event. Creating your own firework show can also end up cheaper than hiring another form of entertainment, but theyre sure to go down like a storm and will certainly make it a night to remember.
6. Dancing area
This may seem obvious, but not every venue has a dance floor. The importance of this will likely depend on the type and formality of the event you’re running. But either way we’d still say it’s a pretty big deal!