Timing: If you are planning an outdoor marriage, the weather issue is very vital. What weather conditions are expected in your area in different times of the year? The best times to be wedded outdoors are the months of the summer and spring.
Use the website to request any up front monies for deposits etc! The costs for your party will spiral so make sure you get money in advance. When people have paid deposits, they are much less likely to change their mind and not show up on the day of the big event!
What payment methods does the company accept? Make sure they accept all forms, including credit card, and that there is no additional charge for using a credit. Be very wary of companies that will only accept cash. You have very little bargaining power should things go wrong.
You name it and everything is present at one place. The catering industry comes to you in style and disciplined. Everything is on the net, type in the words event hire, and you will be surprised by the result. An exhaustive list but only few of them are real pro and know how to give the best in your budget.
If you were to phone me and ask me to help you make arrangements for a special event, the first thing I would do is reach for a blank form, and over the phone we would fill it out. When I had all the information, I would be better prepared to help you.
If you’re selling raffle tickets, again you need to make out a budget. How many tickets do you expect to sell and for how much money? Do you want to make a profit? Let’s say you expect to sell 100 tickets to those 200 people expected to come, and we sell them at the banquet for .00 each. That’ll give you 0 to buy prizes with. You can put this in your general budget or assign someone to take care of the whole raffle, including purchasing the prizes and selling the tickets.
Having an hour to “gather” is always good. You and the facility both will want everyone present when you actually sit down to eat. It’s been my experience that almost everything starts late, so plan for it and don’t be disappointed when it happens.