The most successful events feature a relaxed, outgoing host or hostess,
yet planning an event can be anything but relaxing. To ensure that you
will enjoy your event as much as your guests, it’s essential to
be prepared. Keep yourself calm and organized with checklists of things
you need to do and items you need to assemble. Remember to check with a
party rental company serving Annapolis as far in advance as possible to ensure you can reserve the party rental
supplies you want.
Begin Planning Early
As a busy host, early planning is essential for minimizing your party-related
stress. If possible, choose a date that is at least a few months away
from the date you begin planning. If you’re planning a wedding,
you’ll likely want a year or longer to plan. When you begin planning,
create a timeline of when you should have certain steps accomplished.
For example, choose a deadline for finalizing your party rental arrangements
and mark off a day on your calendar to send out the invitations. If you
plan to invite guests who must make travel arrangements to arrive at your
event, then you should send out save the date cards about six to nine
months before the date. Several months before the event, you should follow
these cards with a formal invitation that contains the details. On the
other hand, if you’re planning a holiday celebration, fundraiser,
or corporate gala, a notice of a couple of months should be sufficient.
Keep Organized Records
Losing the guest list, seating chart, or party rental agreement will only
add to your stress. Prevent these problems by keeping all of your to-do
lists, notes, and other documents in one folder or binder. If you wish
to be especially well-organized, you can separate the documents in your
folder into two sections: One with finalized arrangements and the other
with to-do items.
Select Party Rental Items
From dining sets to décor and serving platters to candelabras,
you run the risk of going over budget if you try to purchase these items
outright. It’s financially prudent and beneficial for your stress
levels to contact a party rental company for everything your event will need.