Planning to host an event?
Event hosting (be it a birthday party, wedding or large family gathering) can pose a whole lot of worries to you especially if you’ll be hosting many people for a grandiose occasion. While there is need to keep track of expenses, it is also important to set out the objectives you wish to achieve through an upcoming event.
As the host of an event, you’re expected to please your guests through what you’ll be offering them. But again, you shouldn’t do this at your own expense just to avoid headaches when the event is over. Whether you’ll be hiring an event planner or not, here are the 5 tips you should consider in hosting your next event perfectly and making success out of it.
Obviously, planning is the first step you should take in preparation for your next event. Besides helping you to set out objectives, planning is a great way to set up a reasonable budget for any event.
Perhaps, you want to achieve something essential through your next event and to ensure the event yields success, you have to plan ahead of it. Also when planning, you should decide what you want to offer your guests and how this can help you achieve your major goal.
Find Cost-Effective Deals
While you’re expected to create an entertaining event for your guests, you’re still cautioned to spend reasonably. If you’ll be taking your guests to a bar, think about a deal that wouldn’t cause you to spend extravagantly to please your guests. Of course, a consumption bar is a suitable deal because you’ll only be charged based on what your guests have consumed. If you’re otherwise choosing a hosted bar, you’ll be charged a fixed sum for each guest whereas some of your guests can decide to take cheap drinks.
In other words, this means you’ll be charged the same amount for a guest that will drink expensive wine and the one who will consume cheap beverages. If you are planning to host the party at home, make sure you find quality but affordable furniture rentals to ensure your guests feel at home during the event.
Choose between a DJ and a Band
Perhaps, this is one of the critical decisions you have to make while preparing for your next event. In the past, most people favoured live bands above DJs but nowadays, it seems DJs are giving live bands a run for their money.
DJs are making waves and some of them don’t seem to charge excessively for their services. Before choosing between a live band and a DJ, compare what they charge: popular live bands seem to charge far above what DJs will charge you. If you’re on a tight budget, consider hiring an experienced DJ and make sure you prepare a well-structured platform they can use as stage.
Include Extra Fees in Your Budget
If your next event will require you to take guests to a bar, expect to be charged extra fees which might include security fees, bartender fees and chef fees. You may also need to hire a sophisticated event planner to help you track and negotiate important fees. If you plan on hosting the event at home, there should not be any such fees.
Keep Things Legal and Simple
Ensure all the things you’ll be doing in the course of your next event are legal. This is one proven way you to avoid being fined. If you’ll be hiring a live band or DJ, do well to obtain a license that permits you to play music at your next event.