|Your Guide to Planning the Perfect Party|
- Depends on the formality of the event.
- Usually printed through a card company.
- Can also order online.
- Hand-made, eye-catching, originals (they are more personal too).
- Send out invitations three to five weeks before the event.
- If the event is formal, send out five weeks ahead. This will aide the RSVP process.
- If event is informal, three weeks ahead is sufficient.
- In either case, call or send out reminder notices and get a head count of those whom will be in attendance.
Outside vs. Inside:
- Biggest concern is weather.
- Consider the season.
- You may want to have the event under a tent.
- Or have a tent set up just in case bad weather rolls in. Especially for formal, once-in-a-lifetime events, such as a wedding.
- With or without a tent, have tent for the food area or burn insect-repellant candles, such as citronella.
- Remember, an outside event can be just as formal as an inside event.
- Have an alternate plan in case it rains.
- Biggest advantage:
- The weather/scenery creates an ambience and is a large part of your decorations.
- Biggest disadvantage:
- You must create the atmosphere of the party.
- Plenty of decorations will be necessary, in most cases.
- This will allow you to enjoy the party also.
- It is best to hire friends for an intimate occasion, not formal.
How to Compensate:
- This will allow you to completely enjoy the party, but always keep an eye out to make sure things are going as planned.
- Down side, it is expensive.
- It is best to hire professional help for a formal affair.
If you hired friends:
If you hired professional help:
- A personal gift is a good method of compensation.
- Great gift ideas such as; our Square Link Bracelet are available at GiftsCetera.com.
- You have already agreed to the compensation amount.