Weddings stages are usually intricate and need to be thought of in advance. You need to pay attention to little details to match it with your theme. So the whole aura is created for attendees to get mesmerized. It is usually the first place that grabs attention and it remains the centre of attraction till the event lasts. Bride and Groom are seated here and most of the wedding photos have it as the backdrop. So you can say that it does not only makes your venue looks elegant but also serves as the backdrop for the whole wedding family photographs. Choosing it is not easy if you look for a classy setup. It could be lavish, sophisticated, elegant or simple but should match with the theme of the event. To help you we have shortlisted five different stage designs that can surely be adopted for your wedding.
Purple and White
Purple is a colour that provokes you to be thoughtful. It creates a mood of mystery and fantasy. We can play with different shades of purple for decorative purposes, such as Lavender (purple with a bluish tinge in it), Amethyst or Lilac (purple with pinkish hue) It is undoubtedly one of the favourite colours chosen for the wedding. You can use deep shades of it in the winter season and they work best with colours such as metallics or natural green. For the summer season, softer shades come out beautifully when paired with white, silver or ivory. While using Midnight blue and purple colour flowers you can bring about a dreamy set-up at any time of the year.
Look at this elegant setup arranged by The Event Planet using Purple and White.
Golden and Green
Golden colour displays luxury and elegance. If you name success or achievement in colour, it would definitely be Golden. It implies quality, value, triumph and affluence. The main thing is Golden decoration is timeless and works with any colour combination. Add red with it and it’s a vintage yet royal look setup. If you add black to it and the aura completely shifts, use green with it and there is nothing more lively looking than this. Green and Golden make a glowing statement in bouquets, centrepieces and wedding stage set up.
Check out this luxurious yet elegant set up by The Event Planet in golden and green colours.
White and Green
White colour displays purity and peace. It represents perfection, comfort and innocence. Consider it as a canvas and paint or write with anything that you desire, it welcomes creativity wholeheartedly. Most cultures all around the world consider it as a colour that represents a new life or a new beginning. This makes white a perfect colour for the wedding. White and green colour has been popular for wedding decore since people became more interested in organic weddings. Its simplicity appears closer to nature and radiates romance. These are often a choice for an outdoor wedding setup.
We are sharing our take on the White and Green Wedding Stage with you so that you get inspired for your wedding.
Red and Golden with Floral Hangings
Red and golden have always been the colour of choice for wedding decor in South Asia. From a colour psychology point of view, red displays excitement, energy and passion. It carries a warm aura that gives you vibes of a retro classic, it’s a colour of love. The neutral tone of white balances the drama of Red and golden works as a jewel in whole decoration. The stage with a combination of red, golden and white will elevate your ceremony and create a royal feeling around your nuptials.
Look at this wedding stage by The Event Planet:
Pink Rose – All Floral Design
A Floral themed stage design usually pairs well with metallic hue colours. Rose pink with silver or rose pink with Golden. If you add a matching candle and utilize greens, it would give it a classic wedding vibe. If you do not adjust the lighting to match the rose gold floral aura, the setup can really go to waste. Pantone selected rose quartz as the Pantone colour of the year in 2016. After this Rose gold got a chance to be famous. Its delicate elegance gives quite a feminine feel to it and is perfect for weddings. It is a timeless colour and seasons do not affect it. Rose gold coloured floral decoration gives your event a bold statement.
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Corporate Event is always very important, be it the people who host it or the people who attend it. The event can be an anchoring point for the hosts to achieve their objective for which they arranged it all. One step in the wrong direction and you could just hit the bottom. It does not matter if the event is planned to foster interpersonal relationships with your clients or allies, to promote your business, to boost your sales or to increase the revenue? If you want it to be successful, check off the to-dos from the Successful Corporate Event Checklist given below. We recommend you, get it printed so that you can work easily through the stressful job of planning a successful Corporate Event.
✓ Set Your Goals and Objectives
Why do you want to arrange an event? Do you want to raise awareness? Arrange a donation drive? Celebrating a milestone? Is it a product launch? Conference? or is it a networking event? Each mentioned event has its own purpose. Note down what do you want to achieve out of this. Setting goals would clear ambiguity and it will ensure a smooth-running of events attaining the desired outcome.
✓ Setup The Event Essentials
The next step to take is to establish some of the key details of your event and add it in your Corporate Event Checklist:
Date and time:
Decide a date and time for your event that could easily be agreed on by your attendees.
Finalize a geographical location, country? city? area? The place that seems most related to the cause of your event. Research and interview the vendors of that location to decide which vendors you can rely on.
Shortlist a number of venues that have your required capacity to comfortably accommodate the event attendees, suit your budget range and the theme of the event.
What are the people who would be attending your event? They are the second important thing to focus on in setting goals. Consider that you need to meet their needs and expectations to make the event successful.
The food offered in your event says a lot about you, decide one after going through the details of the most suitable menu provided by the catering services.
✓ Build an Event Budget
Microsoft Excel spreadsheet would be a lifesaver here. Begin from the major categories. for example rentals, decor, speaker fee and catering. Break down all the expenses according to the priority you give to each category. Also, do research on the costs of rentals, contact the vendors and get their quotes, pay deposits after negotiating for discounts.
✓ Incorporate Audience Engagement Activities
The audience must be kept engaged in the event to keep it running smoothly, no one wants bored attendees in their event. Design activities according to the type of people attending. These must be related to the industry they work in yet fun-filled. Keep some gifts for the winners to make people excited till the end. Giveaways can make people remember your event for as long as possible.
✓ Gather Paperwork
Let your budget be approved and signed by your company’s executives for the smooth flow of cash needed to be paid. Make sure you have planned to meet all the laws and codes or obtained the licence or permission for conducting the event peacefully. Assign a bookkeeper or a treasurer to manage all the payments and receipts. Create an agenda and distribute it to all the guests and attendees of the event so they know which program would be tailed after the one that ended.
✓ Tailor Your Event as a Brand
Publicize your event on your website or social media pages. Describe your event to grab people’s attention. Make an event log and come up with a tagline to make it familiar to people in your industry. Send emails to your attendees to spark interest in them. You can write blog posts or make a promo video about your event.
✓ Things to Do in Last Week
- Confirm your schedule with all the event vendors, their arrival and setup time.
- Finalize even script, presentation or speech, speaker introductions, thanks, closing remarks.
- Draft a program blueprint
- Send invitations and reminders
- Reach out to confirm presenters/speakers and request a copy of the presentation or speeches
- Follow up with your event sponsors, receive any promotional materials you need to share with event attendees.
- Finalize and proofread all the printed materials.
✓ Hire a Professional Event Planner
Who can do a better job than a professional? To have a successful corporate event hire a professional event planner to do the honours. They usually have the trained staff to deal with all the critical checkpoints. Though you can’t just leave everything on them and it’s your right to cross-check with them every now and then. They make your whole preparation hassle-free and keep you away from all the tension.
These are not all but the most commonly used checklist items by many famous event planners. A Corporate Event Checklist to make your event a successful one and to be remembered for months. You can call us “The Event Planet” and get it all managed by professionals.
For a host to make sure that everything is picture-perfect can be stressful and requires hiring an event planner. The best event planners know that it takes a great deal of time and effort to organize an event and demands communication and collaboration with different teams and vendors. Following are the tips that will help you in choosing the best event planner.
Having Legitimate References
Know your occasion and the experts who manage such occasions, all occasions are not equivalent. Then you must find an event planner with an authentic professional record. First, it will help to know about their expertise and second, it will give you an idea of the quality of the events planned by them and what type of experience their customers had with them.
For example, if you want to plan a birthday event for your child but the event planner you chose is amazing at planning corporate events but has zero experience of household events then you may want to look for someone having relevant experience.
The Best Event Planners have Passion
“Do what you love and you will never have to work a single day in your life”, as put forward by someone who knew that if you enjoy your work then it enables you to cope with its stress. A true passion helps you overcome the obstacles that stand in your way and stay put when everything seems to go south. It also boosts your imagination to create beautiful things.
Passion is something that no one can teach you, either you have it inside of you or you don’t. If you find a passionate event professional, then do not let go of him/her because passion drives the ability to deliver great events.
Successful event planners have the ability to work with all kinds of people: sponsors, suppliers, traders, volunteers etc. Good collaboration with such a wide range of people requires social intelligence. is this profession one cannot succeed on his own. Also, what’s an event planner without its team players? The collaboration and support of a team are fundamental to the event planner’s work.
Good Communication and Listening Skills
Good planners should be able to listen and understand what do their customer wants, be clear and get their point across concisely when it comes to communicating with the customer. To successfully work with a range of people, a planner needs to be able to nimbly resolve conflicts, be a confident but pleasant negotiator. Moreover, it is not just about communicating the information from person to person but also the ability to present and share their ideas.
It would not be wrong to say that the ability to handle budgets is the key to success. An event planner needs to define the guideline of the event and plan of actions, all under the set budget. Also, nothing could be worse than a planner suddenly springing hidden fees or policies on their client. Professional event planners are always open about fees and policies. Also, they will always ask before taking any actions that might increase the agreed-upon budget.
Availability and Flexibility
Event planning is a job that requires being on the lookout at all times. Most event planners don’t work around the traditional office hours and their availability depends upon the nature of the event. Event planners need to be flexible and adaptable as they don’t have any room for single-mindedness. They often find themselves in a situation that requires last-minute changes. Besides, no matter how prepared they are, the unexpected happens faster than one thinks.
The event planner must be resourceful and imaginative to overcome these obstacles. It also applies to the new methods and innovations which continue to flow into this fast-moving industry. You could compare event planners to a chameleon, capable of adapting quickly to circumstances and its continually changing environment.
Organization and Time Management
The event industry is based around organizational skills, period. As far as traits for success are concerned, an absolute non-negotiable is the need to be organized. Now, working in the event industry requires having an overall view, while keeping an eye on a series of small details. Organization and timing are key factors and planners are required to multitask and do 100 things at a time to execute a successful event. There are a lot of tasks flying around, and everything needs to be aligned at a single point in time. The best organizers have a flawless plan of action, detailed to-do lists, and helpful technological tools.
In conclusion, event planning is a very specific job depending upon a wide range of skills and experience. Only the best event planners can take the stress and frustration of organizing an event away from you. Therefore, having an event planner is a sure-fire way to allow you to relax and enjoy the event.
Summer is all about saturated colours that stimulate your senses and energizes you like a glass of lemonade. These sensational colours range from fiery red to deep blue coral pink. These shades have elements of humour, entertainment, and modernity. Choose the event colours that suit the theme.
It is fiery red, which means it is on the warm, slightly more orange side of red. It is very confident and powerful.
It’s a close sister colour of Mustard. It is slightly exotic, exudes positivity and boosts the people’ s energy.
It is calm and deep like an evening sky or the sky at dusk
It is a healthy, restorative colour from the Green colour family inspired by our focus on the environment.
It is an aqua shade connected to cleansing water. Biscay green cools and refreshes.
Washed blue looks surprisingly great and bright.
Orange is playful and fun. This tangerine tart is perfect for the summer.
Mix blue and green, you will get this teal-ish shade of blue and works best with wood tone colour.
This light yellow is soft and saturated.
It is a softer version of living coral. It is fresh, revitalizing, and feminine colour. It works alone and in combination with warm colors such as yellows
It is a dark, carrot orange colour with a peach undertone. It is a perfect colour for a game theme event and can be paired with other muted warm colours.
It is more mellow than true purple and comes in a range of shades, from light to dark.
So, if you want to have select trending event colours, book The Event Planet and have your big day with full perfection.
Hosting a Dawat is challenging enough. Hosting an Iftar Event is 100 times the challenge. It is not because everyone is fasting but the main target is to do all the things done before the specific time. It’s not only the Iftar event, it is iftar plus dinner. Not all people have dinner but few people like to have dinner right after the Maghrib Prayer as they have to leave for Tarawih within an hour. And then of course there are Ramadan Delicacies that every one aspect on the table. Following are a few helpful tips to organize Iftar Events.
Try To Use Multiple Options For The Cooking
If you have multiple cooking options, try to use all of them instead of just the regular stove. Make a list of the cooking options like a stove, oven, multi cooker, air fryer, etc. In this way, you can stir multiple dishes at a time.
After planning your menu, start making a list. One list is going to be the grocery list that includes the item you need and their quantity. Another list should also be there detailing all the work you have to do or who is going to do it.
Advance Preparation Is Very Essential
There are few items like pakoras that we can prepare just before Iftar but the preparation of some items can be done priorly. It means you can prepare and freeze them before. These are the items like samosas that just need to be fried before the time.
Go For Disposables
Keeping in view the Covid 19 scenario, it is very much better to go for the disposables. During the Iftar events, a lot of crockery is used. As everyone is thirsty there must be sufficient glasses or mugs for the juice and water. You can go for eco-friendly disposables that are good for the environment. It will make cleaning up so much easier for you. Adding this tip to your list will definitely be very helpful.
There Must Be Sufficient Place For Sitting And The Prayer
The venue must be spacious. It must have enough place for the prayer. Best to go for the floor sitting. It is very ideal for accommodating many people. Just keep a few chairs for the elders. Do the same for the prayers. Arrange Jae Namaz for a better look.
To make your event more amazing in Karachi, get in touch with The Event Planet team straight away to make your event planning hassle-free. We have all the amazing tips to organize Iftar event for you perfectly.
Hiring an event planner seems to be very unnecessary and added expense but an event planner can easily save you large amounts of money according to the requirement of your event. Following are a few reasons to book event planners.
To Organize The Time
Time management is very necessary for organizing time. There must be a fixed deadline at which all the preparations must be ready before the arrival of the guests. It is very important to schedule everything related to the event i.e food, speeches, and entertainment.
Hiring a professional event planner to manage all these aspects is very much essential.
You Need To Remain Within Your Budget
Before organizing any of the events, the very important aspect is to look at your budget. We can plan our event on our own too but there is more chance of exceeding your budget. The event planner will tell you if your budget is realistic and will also suggest ways in which you can save your money.
The event planner has skilled negotiations that will help you in having the smart choice. They will also warn if you will be crossing the budget.
You Need To Unship The Stress
Organizing an event can also bring much stress to you. Managing food, guest list, decoration, supplies or venue can add much unwanted stress. Unship the stress to those professionals can be a very smart choice. They go with their frantic pace that is the actual requirement of an event. Let them have fun while you choose your outfit to wear.
You Want To Have Something Really Amazing
It’s the first thought of the host to have an amazing event. An event that everyone is remembered for all the right decisions. An event that gave an ever-lasting impression to all the attendees.
Calling professionals with years of experience can be definitely fruitful. They do have some great contacts and some organizational skills and can ensure that the guests won’t be disappointed. The event planner will guide you for all the latest trends too.
An event planner is aware of the amount that you should spend while booking a venue. He can easily negotiate the complementary services, reduce rates of the room etc.
So, if you are organizing an event and you want it to be very successful, choosing an event planner would be a really good decision. Event planners save your time, money and stress for a long time. This investment can turn your wishes into reality. The event will be remembered in the upcoming years.
The key to a smooth-running wedding day is planning. You just need to sketch the rough timing for each and everything. Naturally, it seems a bit confusing too because you don’t have much idea how much time actually anything is going to take. Let’s go through how you can make a perfect wedding day timeline for yourself or family members.
Start Your Wedding Timeline From Scratch
Start fresh and use your ceremony time as a starting point. Make a list of all the tasks that need to be done on a special day and determine how much time it will take. You can plan your wedding day agenda accordingly.
Start Really Early
If your ceremony will start at 8 pm so you need to start getting ready around 3 pm. The bride will definitely take some desired time in the saloon to get ready. Then the portrait session will also take some time. So, starting your day’s preparation very early will be very good.
Consult To The Wedding Planning Experts
A wedding planner is usually the go-to source to assist you in creating a wedding day timeline. They have a very vast experience and they will plan your day accordingly. You also need to have a word with the other vendors in order to pipeline the things and provide them with sufficient time.
Add Some Buffers
There are going to be some very little (but important) details that you forgot to add to your wedding day timeline. Your wedding planner should be well aware of these things and can help you in this regard. If there is any kind of transportation involved make sure you allow a 10-15 minutes buffer in case there is unexpected traffic etc.
Photographer And Videographer
You must think of the time you need to be with your photographer and videographer to photograph or video graph your entire wedding day. If you want to have solo or couple portraits you need to be at the venue before the arrival of the guest.
Don’t Make Guests Wait To Eat
You shouldn’t make the guests wait to have dinner. Dinner should be served just after 20 minutes of the arrival of the bride and groom at the stage. Meanwhile the close relatives and family of the bride and groom can have their group photographs.
Hosting an event is an excellent way to grow the business if the event runs smoothly. There are many different parts that come together for a strong event. If your event planner is not competent enough, you will definitely be in chaos. Whoever you hired must be having sufficient knowledge about event planning. You want to hire your event planner who truly knows what he is doing and the event organized by them must be up to the standard.
You may ask:
What Type of Event Do They Usually Plan? What Is Their Specialty?
Every event is different. There are significant differences between trade events, business events, weddings, exhibitions, etc. It’s better to have a face-to-face session and provide them with the situation and ask them how they will handle it. Their past event will be very helpful in this regard.
What Specific Services Do They Offer?
Before hiring the event planner, inquire what services they offer. You need to make sure that they are understanding your requirements or not. Are you going to need them for finalizing the venue? Do they have organized catering? Should transportation be provided? You need to make everything very clear.
How Do They Remain Up to Date in The Event Industry?
Remaining connected to the relevant industry makes you perfect. Things change, technology emerges, trends come and go. Remain updated about the latest trend is very much essential for a successful event.
What are Their References?
Reviewing their previous events with photos, portfolios, videos, and testimonials will make things very clear for you. It can show how professional they really are. These references will deliver insight into how your prospective planner has worked with clients in the past and what you can expect from them in the planning of your event.
Asking such questions can be very helpful for you to finalize and hire your event planner for your upcoming event and make it successful!
An Event Planner Will Save You Time and Headaches
There are hundreds of small details that need to be taken care of when planning any event. Much of them you may be aware of, but most of them likely not. Hiring an event planner will save you time and allow you to focus on some of the bigger aspects of your day. An event planner will save you the time and headaches of attempting to figure out what to do, and when to do it.
An Event Planner Will Help You Bring Your Vision to Life
Where an event planner comes into play is hearing what you want and using their expertise to bring your vision to life. An event planner will use their industry expertise in Pakistan to help achieve the look and feel that you want for your event.
For example, perhaps you wanted to use blue napkins, but the planner knows that black napkins will compliment your other colors more appropriately. It’s all in the small details that really can push your event from being great to being unforgettable. This is where the event planner’s expertise and vision can make all the difference.
Industry Expertise and Fostered Relationships
Over time, event planners build up a list of vetted industry connections which they can tap into when planning your event. Since they’ve worked closely with these various vendors such as florists, bakers, makeup artists, photographers, bands, and so on, chances are your event planner will be able to not only find the perfect vendor for your specific event, but they can often get you a better deal than if you were to visit a vendor yourself.
Organization and Details
By the very nature of their job, event planners have to be organized. Through their experience, they’ll have expertise on what the best practices are when it comes to planning your event. They’ll know how to best structure your event, which will have the biggest impact on your guests. Having an organized event means that everything will run smoothly, which leaves you having to worry less.
When you read a story, the essence of what makes it so great is the small minute details. An event planner knows that the little details are what matter in telling your story to your guests.
Budgeting for Your Event
When it comes to your event, naturally you want everything to be perfect. All the details you dreamed of are important, and that can be fine when you have an unlimited budget—but most people have a specific amount that they have planned on spending.
Having an expert event planner will keep in check with your budget. Their expertise allows them to know where to allocate the right amount of money to make the biggest impact you’re looking for. Also, as mentioned earlier, your event planner will have connections to vendors who may work with you for a lower price, which should help stretch your budget.
Timeliness and Flexibility
It’s not easy to leave work in the middle of the day to meet with a vendor. Having an event planner will eliminate that problem, since they will be able to meet with vendors and make any decisions that need to be made.
Your Event Planner Will Be There for You
In the process of planning your event, you’re certain to have ideas and questions. Having an event planner will allow you to ask those questions and bounce ideas off of someone who is an expert in the field.
Also, their job doesn’t stop at planning. On the actual event day, you’ll have someone who is there to stay on top of things so that everything goes smoothly.
Event Planners are responsible for every aspect of event planning. Their main duties include selecting venues, determining the cost, arranging event services, and monitoring client approval.
So if you are looking to organize a successful event in Karachi, get in touch with The Event Planet team straightaway to make your event planning stress free.
Reducing the budget does not always mean poor and cheap quality. In reality, it is possible to reduce your budget and still deliver a great attendee experience. Follow these 5 cost-saving tips to conduct your event at lesser costs.
Prepare Before Time & Communicate
As your venue is booked, reach to the vendors and suppliers. Make sure that all the things must be available for the event dates. A last-minute panic situation can cost you extra if the vendors need to arrange as per your requirement. Have a meeting with the vendor and suppliers to organize the things.
Invest And Reuse
Purchase the staging in such a way that it can be assembled in other ways and versatile lighting elements can also create a unique feel for every event. Produce such graphics that can be useful for further events.
Look For The Package Deals & Save On Event Cost
Going for some cheapest deals in each expense category i.e., catering tables, chairs, etc. is the way to save money. You can also avail of these deals at the time of booking the event or wedding venue.
Staff Your Event With Volunteers
Volunteers are a great way to get the manpower to your event without adding the cost. You just have to invest your time in training the volunteers in the decorum of your event. They must be well versed to facilitate the attendees without any hassle. They must have quick access to anyone at the management level if something goes wrong.
Cut Down On Catering
Food and beverages don’t have to be such a large expense if you are straying from traditional trappings. Always think outside the box. You can skip the multi-course, plated dinner over a buffet. Your attendees will love to choose the food of their choice.
These are a few cost-saving tips on cutting your budget that we could think of. Hope you liked them.