Hosting a large party can be a challenge, but it’s even worse when the event marks a huge life change. Though it’s a time for celebration, ensuring everything is taken care of can be exhausting. It’s estimated that the average cost of a wedding reception alone was over $13,000 in 2012!
Whether you’re hosting a large wedding, a bar or bat mitzvah, or a sweet 16, here are some essential tips and tricks for making the night run smoothly.
Send out invitations
One of the worst parts of planning a large event is knowing how many people to account for. People may bring a plus-one without asking, some may show up late, or worst of all: someone may fail to come at all.
Avoid this pitfall by mandating a necessary RSVP. After all, you shouldn’t have to waste your money on people who aren’t coming. On the other side of the coin, you want to ensure your tent rental is large enough to accommodate the number of people who do show up. Cover your bases by sending out beautiful RSVP invitations.
Include ice breaker games
Planning a large event means that countless guests will be meeting each other for the first time. Avoid the awkwardness of introductions by inspiring your guests to do it themselves!
It’s likely you’re going to be too busy party planning to introduce each guest who walks through the door. Instead, create a couple party games or icebreaker options to encourage mingling between different parties. It can be as simple as positioning a number of games throughout your event or setting a challenge for the night; who can learn the most fun-facts from the guests at the party? Set a prize for the winner!
Rent your table and chairs
Your guests will need plenty of seating and space to enjoy their time cutting a rug during your great event. It’s likely you don’t have a stock of banquet tables, folding chairs, chair covers, and decorative linens at your disposal. Luckily, a great event rental company does.
Hosting a large wedding, a quinceañera, or a sweet 16 will go much more smoothly with the help of a great event rental company.
When you want to plan a large event, like hosting a large wedding or bat mitzvah, don’t hesitate to call Allied Party Rentals for your next party today. We supply the best party rental equipment to ensure your every need is met when you’re planning a party checklist.