Special events always provide the perfect opportunity to indulge and celebrate the best things in life – from delicious cuisine to fabulous entertainment and great company. However, the key to creating a memorable event that your guests will cherish for years to come is to make it personal. Give them an experience like never before, go that extra mile, and deliver something that cannot be replicated anywhere else.
Food and drink
Get creative! There's never been a better time to show off and give your guests the best culinary experience. Make your food the talk of the town. Get your guests to interact with each other so you can build bridges with other companies. The more that people enjoy your food, the more likely they are to talk about it and interact. Visit our catering company Create Food & Party Design's website for some great ideas.
Take advantage of social media (if you haven't already)
Use Facebook and Twitter to promote your event and get your guests to register. This gives people the opportunity to find out who else is going, which makes the whole registration experience that little bit more personal.
Think of an entertainment theme that will be well received by your guests. Would they enjoy a live music act, or would they prefer live comedy instead? There's no harm in using social media to get some feedback or ideas on what your prospective guests might like. For example, you could start a Twitter poll with the question 'if you were planning an event for your work colleagues, what kind of entertainment would you choose?', and provide a few choices such as 'live music act', 'comedian', or 'none'.
Decor and layout
Think about what will match the theme of the event and how you want your guests to interact. Events are all about mingling and socialising, so brainstorm some ideas for the layout to determine what will work best. The main goal is to make sure your guests enjoy the event as much as possible and have a long-lasting positive impression of your company.
Ask for feedback
It's also a good idea to get some feedback after your event so you can find out what went well and what you could improve on next time. Give your guests the opportunity to provide confidential feedback (such as via direct messaging) so they'll feel comfortable enough to be honest if something didn't go quite to plan.
Last but not least, stay on schedule!
It goes without saying, but make sure your event begins and finishes on time, as this is your way of demonstrating your professionalism and attention to detail. By choosing the Concerto Group, a leading event services company, you can start planning the perfect personalised event in one of London's most exclusive venues.
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