How to Plan a Standout Event

How to Plan a Standout Event

Event planning involves a lot of logistics and organization, but a creative edge is needed to take an event to the next level.

A Change in Perspective

When you’re making decisions about your event, you need to keep one thing at the forefront of your mind; how guests will experience the event, from beginning to end. This can help you spot empty spaces in your scheduling and where someone may need a pause in the action, or when your guests may need the entertainment ramped up. Think about your experience at previous events to give yourself perspective when planning your own.

Beverages

There is no doubt that most guests would be pleased with a regular open bar setup, but there are a variety of ways you can make your drinks more memorable. Curating a signature cocktail with a bartender experienced with craft cocktails is a fantastic way to up the creativity of your event. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t have any experience with mixology! The right bartender will make the process painless and fun.

If you plan far enough in advance, you could have a local brewery brew a beer specifically for your event. In the same way, as with the custom cocktails, you’ll be able to choose the colors and flavors you want to be associated with your event. You could perhaps do the same with a custom wine, but that is a lengthier and likely more expensive process. Another option is to commission a custom label for wine bottles, as many people do for their weddings.

The Grub

Your food and catering options provide you with the most exciting opportunity to be creative. Depending on what sort of event you’re planning, the food options can be incredibly broad. While a budget can be very limiting in your catering choices, this limitation will spur you on to find the most exciting and delicious options you can afford. Vegetarian options are gaining popularity and are almost always a cheaper catering option than meat-based items. Plant-based food is an area of culinary innovation that is being paid incredible attention to right now due to its popularity, so you will not have trouble finding exciting and delicious options.

Entertainment

Whether you’re considering live entertainment or multimedia presentations, it is vital to provide your guests with sufficient and appropriate entertainment options. What you choose should be hyper-dependent on your event, but there are likely incredible entertainment options in your local area, these options can range from a live band, a guest speaker, a dance instructor for your guests, a comedian, or even circus performers. You should try to push the envelope while considering what would be appropriate for your event.

The opportunities to be creative in event planning are almost endless, and it would be difficult to cover each and every one. It is, however, important to not take on too much, with too little time to plan. Carefully consider what you can reasonably get done to create your show-stopping event, without sending yourself into a mental breakdown.