There are so many things to consider when planning an event or party, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed or stressed out. To ensure your party goes smoothly, we’ve listed six of our best planning tips to help you.
1. Dress code
What guests wear to an event can affect how they act and feel. Fancy dress can create excitement and novelty, whereas black tie will promote an air of sophistication. Bear in mind that the wrong type of attire (including shoes) will impact whether or not guests will get up on the dance floor.
Having the wrong entertainment is just as bad as having no entertainment at all, so think carefully about who will be attending your event before booking any performers. A safe choice is a live band that is experienced in catering for diverse crowds, but experts in party hire Melbourne wide will be able to recommend performers if you’re still unsure.
While a beautifully-decorated barn in the middle of nowhere will look fantastic, if it’s hard to get to or isn’t close to any public transport links, it may affect guest attendance. You could consider hiring coaches to pick up and drop people off, but this may prove expensive.
If you want people to dance at your event, having too many chairs or tables will affect the energy in the room. Make sure there is enough seating for everybody while providing a good space for people to get up and dance. To get this right, speak to the company managing your table and chair hire. Melbourne events are bound to be a success if you get this balance right.
5. Day and time
Choosing the wrong day can affect how long people stay at your event and how they act. If your guests have to get up early for work the following day because your event is on a weeknight, then you should expect them to leave earlier than they would if your event was held on a Friday or Saturday.
If your guests are too cold or hot, they will feel uncomfortable. If you’re choosing an outdoor space, always plan for the worst by stocking up on umbrellas and rain macs. If you’re holding your event in the summer and it’s going to be inside, keep the space cool with air conditioning/fans and provide plenty of cold drinks.
If you’re currently organising your next party, consider contacting the experts in event hire at Dalgarno’s Event & Party Hire. From glass hire to cutlery hire, Melbourne’s best party planners can get all the items they need from us to ensure their next event is a success.