Top Considerations for Any Event or Function
If you’re throwing an event or function then this can be an exciting but highly stressful occasion. Of course on the one hand you will be throwing an event where you’re likely to invite only people you like and where you’ll be able to call the shots which means that in theory it will be a night tailor made for you. Likewise if you’re throwing a do in order to celebrate a business then you will probably be doing so because it in some way benefits your business which of course is another reason to be please.
At the same time though all this also means that everything is on you and that if things go wrong – you will be the one held responsible and it will be your reputation that lies in tatters. Meanwhile this of course means that you will have a lot to organize and you will not be getting much downtime until all that’s done.
There are many things to consider for any kind of event and it can all get a bit much – unless you know precisely what you need to do and can work through it in a systematic manner. Here is a checklist for the most important considerations at any kind of event be it corporate or celebratory…
The venue is one of the most important considerations for any event because it will set the scene (literally) for all your other decisions. This will dictate how many visitors you can have at your event, and it will also influence the way you decorate and the activities you have room for. Of course in choosing the location you also need to think of the area and location that will be most convenient for your guests.
In some cases the party venues you choose will be fine as-is and that means you don’t have to worry about decorations. In other cases though you will need to add a little bit of personal flare to those spaces which might mean renting flowers or installing some kind of centre piece.
The Guest List
Once you know what your environment is going to be like and its limitations you can start to assemble a guest list. This is crucial to a good event – because without guests you would have no occasion. Likewise you need to have a mixture of the right people to ensure all goes well.
You know who’s coming, and you know where they’re going – but the missing piece of this puzzle is of course when. Make sure your timing is convenient but also conducive to people relaxing.
Food is also highly important of course. This is something that can make or break an event and if it’s good then people will be sure to enjoy themselves no matter what else follows.
Drink is a great social lubricant for a party or social gathering, but in business it can also be useful for helping people to chat and network. In general the right amount of good quality alcohol can make people enjoy themselves no matter the occasion.
Finally music is important for ambience. Even if you can’t get a live performance or the like, make sure you give proper time and consideration to the kind of music you play.
The article is written by Henry Stew who runs an event management blog through which he shares tips and ideas on managing and planning events.