Hosting an event can be an incredibly stressful experience, even more so when there is a lot of pressure to make it come off well. There are lots of things that you need to think about, and also a lot of things that could go wrong. We have put together a list of things that you need to take into consider when planning your next event in London.
Choose your Venue Wisely
Make sure you look around when selecting your event venue. London has more than enough to choose from. When choosing, make sure you look at 3rd party reviews made by other clients, who will give you a completely objective view on what the venue is like. You should also have a checklist ready of questions you need to ask them. Not only what the costs associated are, but about the facilities that are available, will they allow you access to the space for hired help or entertainment? Take your time with this specific choice.
Get the Food Catered if Possible
If it’s within budget, then getting catering is always a good idea. What people always remember when they attend an event is the food, it will be a lasting memory. This means that you should definitely take away this element of stress if you can. In order to prepare well, you will need to make sure that you check out the dietary requirements of your guests and take that into consideration when creating menus or snacks. There are lots of catering companies that will suit many different budgets.
Travel for your Guests
If you want to go all out, you can also arrange the travel for your guests. You can get some great environmentally friendly taxis that will not only get guests to your event on time and make them feel special, but if it’s a corporate company event – the fact that they are environmentally will help to create a great first impression.
Do you have any entertainment planned – or is it something you have thought about. Of course, dependent on the event- not all kinds of entertainment will suit. These days you can hire anything and everything from bands, singers, magicians – to pop-up cocktail bars where the bartenders will also do cocktail making classes at the same time. Similarly to with the venue choices, make sure that you check any review pages wherever possible to see what previous experiences have been using that particular company.
Get them Invited
Invitations will be the first thing that people will see relating to your event. It not only tells them the time, the place etc – it also lets them know what kind of attire is expected of them. Make sure these are of high-quality in terms of how they are laid out and the printing paper. Make sure you send them in plenty of time to allow people to save the date.
Hopefully now you have read our handy tips, your next event can go off without a hitch.