A Guide to Planning the Perfect Event

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How to Wow Your Guests

Planning an event doesn’t need to be stressful – this handy guide covers everything you need to make it a success.

There’s a lot to consider when you’re planning an event. There’s the guest list, the entertainment, the food, the location – the list is pretty much endless! If it’s your first time planning a big event, it’s understandable that you may be feeling a little daunted. After all, with so much to remember, it seems almost impossible that you’ll be able to get it right. With the right tips and tricks though, you’ll soon be a dab hand at throwing the best events in town. So, where should you start?

An incredible location

There’s no doubt that throwing a great event means finding a location that’s going to wow your guests. The best venues are often booked up months in advance, so start looking for one before you do anything else. From an exclusive hotel to a sprawling country garden, there are plenty of different venues to choose from. Think carefully about the kind of event you want to throw and the number of guests you’re planning on inviting. Once you’ve booked your venue – remember to arrange things like toilets if the event is being held outside, and enough tables, chairs and other furniture for your guests to use.

Food & drink

Now you’ve booked a venue, you can think about how you’re going to keep your guests fed and watered. Great catering is a must if you’re trying to impress some important guests, so consider getting the professionals in. Think about how the food could add to your event – things like branded cupcakes and themed dishes are a great way to wow your guests. Think about hiring a professional to take care of the drinks too. A mixologist or professional bartender will be able to come up with some great cocktail concoctions – perhaps even a new one especially for your event!

Keeping your guests entertained

You’ll need to keep your guests entertained too. After all, you want them to have as good a time as possible so that they’ll talk about your event to others. So think about how you could really make your event memorable. A performance by a musician or another kind of entertainer is a great idea. Also, you could provide some enjoyable activities for your guests to take part in as well. Try researching some different team building and recreational activity ideas – but remember to keep it light-hearted and fun. Keeping your guests happy and entertained is the key here. You don’t want to bore them!

Powering your event

Of course, you can’t get the party started without any power. Marquees, lighting, music, rest room facilities, security, heating – they all require some kind of power source.  Hiring a team from Templant to take care of this at your event will leave you free to concentrate on everything else, safe in the knowledge that everything will run smoothly. You could even arrange for your power providers to take care of things such as photo booths and WiFi hubs.

It’s time to enjoy your big day

There you have it – your guide to organising the perfect event. Once the power is up and running and your guests have arrived, it’s time for you to reap the rewards of your hard work and have a great time. If you’ve taken all the tips mentioned above on board, your event is sure to be remembered for a long time to come.

 

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