At some point in your life, you will have to plan an event. What does this mean? This means organizing everything for a special occasion, from location, meals, decorations, seating, and entertainment. Some people are born naturals at this and love. They have many such occasions a year and wish to have more. Others dread the whole thing.
An event can be a birthday party, big or small, bridal or baby shower, stag party, small luncheon or dinner party. They can also be much more important events, such as weddings, office meetings or conventions. If you have been chosen to be the one who handles it or volunteered, it can quickly become very stressful. There is so much to the planning because you do want it to be perfect, correct?
Work-related events can mean the difference between whether or not you still have a job the next day. Any event sponsored by a business has to be perfect. This is because it is representing the company. If it turns out to be a bad event, then the company’s reputation suffers, but if it is great, then the company is heralded, hence the importance of a successful event.
When planning a special event, you must start early. The larger the event, the earlier you need to start planning. Get everyone that is involved together for an impromptu brainstorming session. You will need to have a list ready with questions that must be answered before beginning.
What needs to be on the list? The approximate date, how many people will be attending, location(to fit attendees), food/drink options, theme, and possible entertainment. Once everyone has agreed on all of these, then you can get to work. To make life much easier, you should rely on a caterer or event planner. This is because, even though you have a list of everything, they can help you with things you may have forgotten, such as food allergies. They also usually have a list of providers for other things, like entertainment, cake decorators, and more.
There are many different places in every city that can help you. If you are in the Austin Texas area, look up catering in Austin, and you will see there are many to choose from. So how do you choose one? Pick out a few to call. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many choices. Get recommendations from others. Make sure they listen to what you want, and they should offer ideas based on what you want.
They should be able to handle your event as well. If they try to sell you even though their space is not big enough, back away. They should also be flexible with their menus. A tasting should also be offered. They should also know what they are talking about and doing. These are just a few suggestions.
A great place that does catering in Austin, is, Kurant. If you really have no clue, as to what you want, they will walk you through it. They don’t have a venue space, but they do have wonderful menu choices and provide all the staff. They provide all the food, and beverages, no matter how large or small. They also have a “Coffee and Crisp” trailer, should you just want to provide a continental breakfast type meal.
No matter who you choose to do the food, and or venue, make sure that you are happy with them from the very beginning. You will have a much better event, and be stress-free. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Good Luck!