Also ask your venue if they have a microphone available for you to use for speeches. Otherwise your DJ or Band may be able to lend you their microphone for that. If you are able to give your speech givers a time limit and somehow keep them to it – do it!! Speeches that go on for too long are a sure fire way to remove the sparkle from any party.
Warm weather and a green lawn is a great place for lawn games. You might want to setup Croquet or Bocce. There are plenty of companies that hire out lawn games, or maybe your venue has some ready for you to use. And if your event is a kid-friendly/bring the whole family type of affair, the lawn and lawn games will be a life-saver. And if you have a lot of kids coming you may want to go one step further for kids entertainment, consider jumping castles, face painting, clowns or musicians.
Step 8 – Transport, is that a good idea?
Put simply. Yes. Getting your group on a bus from the office not only adds to the fun, it also means no-one has to drive. If you are expecting your group to enjoy the free drinks, then having a bus ride home for them is helpful for everyone.
It’s also a great stress-reliever for you as everyone arrives and leaves at the same time – so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.
If you don’t have the time, let us organise transport for you.
Step 9 – Relax and enjoy
Finally, make sure you enjoy the party! You have done all the hard work, now your suppliers can do their job and you can relax and enjoy. The venue, the caterers, the bus driver and the entertainment you have hired are all professionals and they will take over from here.
You may feel like you need to get heavily involved as the event organiser. My advice is to do very little other than introduce yourself on arrival to the venue manager and then let them take it from there. If there are any problems they will come and find you. You have told them all what you want, and if there is an event schedule give it to them all before the event, and now you should just party!
Here at Bulong Estate; I will be your point of contact throughout the organising and then I will be there on the night making sure it all goes as planned. And look, everyone likes to feel they’re being treated like an individual, not a number, and that is what happens here at Bulong Estate, you will get absolute continuity of service throughout your experience, which is seriously important.