Take The Stress Out Of Event Planning

Planning an event can be stressful, even for the professionals. However, if you choose plan your event it doesn’t have to take over your life. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate mixer or a birthday party, these tips can help.

Know Your Priorities
Knowing your priorities is absolutely essential to planning a great event AND managing your stress levels. Put simply, top priorities get the most time and concern, minor priorities get less. This understanding of what is and isn’t important to you will stop lots of headaches. Evaluate what decisions will have the most impact on your guests. Venue, food and entertainment are almost always the top concerns, but you should also know if you are personally more focused on having beautiful flowers or the perfect cocktail list.

Break Bigger Tasks Into Smaller Ones
010Break the big task (of planning the event) into smaller ones and then, if need be, break down those too. Smaller tasks are easier to handle and more attainable, so you’ll know you are progressing. Main tasks include picking a venue, organising food, organising entertainment or speakers, planning a guest list and security. When picking a venue consider that a central location will make all your tasks easier. Small tasks like having flowers delivered and getting guests to the location are easier if it is near public transport and other businesses. Sydney Harbour corporate cruises are centrally located, without compromising on spectacular views.

Have A Great Team
A great team may be members of your family, or staff from your venue. For example, if you are planning a wedding cruise, then find out what the staff will handle and what tasks will be up to you. Delegating tasks to this team will take things off your hands and let you focus on the big picture.

Wow Your Guests From Start To Finish

009Hosting an event that makes guests say ‘wow!’ isn’t about an endless budget or painstakingly following trends. All ‘wow’ events have one thing in common: fantastic planning. Whether you’re planning a birthday, a wedding or even just a party, blowing away your guests will require some forethought. Its also essential to know your priorities, and what is and isn’t required to make the event stand out in your guests’ memories.

Set The Scene
A blockbuster movie and your party both need a killer intro. Setting the scene right will entice your guests, exciting them that this will be more than the average party. This starts with your invitation. Make your invitation exciting, luxurious, quirky or surprising and the guests will already be intrigued. Your invitation should reflect the event – if you are wanting to throw a romantic, black tie, wedding cruise then the invitation should be formal, romantic and beautifully made.

Details Are Key
Details are key in a great event, so make sure they aren’t lost in the plan. The venue you choose should be gorgeous – not just from afar, but up close. You want fantastic views, but you also want sparkling utensils and classy decorations. To make things easy for yourself, ask the venue staff to take care of any little details you don’t have time for you.

Amp The Wow Factor
You need at least one Wow moment to make your event truly sparkle. That could be the dress you wear, the band you hire, or the fantastic and elaborate decorations. Another fantastic wow factor is the view from your location. A stunning view will frame everything that happens at the party, looking good on the day and in the photos. If you are going to have speeches, make the most of the view and have the speaker framed by the best window. In Sydney some of the best views are of the harbour, and these can easily be shown off on a cruise such as those on the Starship Sydney.

Be Unique
Being unique can be something as little as having a quirky theme, but you’ll be certain to wow with a unique location. Sydney harbour cruises for birthdays are a unique choice, with a glamorous and exclusive feel for guests. Rather than a bar or marquee, guests set off onto the harbour for a unique event.