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Event Signage Ideas

While signage provides a great opportunity to complement the other decor aesthetically and add to the impact of the styling, there are so many details during an event that they are now considered a necessity for a sense of organization and ease. Signages now serve a function by pointing guests in the right direction or by offering information and instructions. When guests know where they are supposed to go and all of their questions are answered with a sign, it can really take an event from good to great. Here are a few signage ideas we thought would help.

 

Welcome / Order of Events

A sign that announces the order of events near the entrance is a great way to let guests know what to expect. Also, it helps them know they are at the correct event if the venue such as hotels holds multiple events on the same day.

 

Seating Chart

This is a practical one but you can still have a lot of fun with it! Guest need to know where they can sit. Are you having separate bride and groom side for the ceremony? Is it open seating or am I signed to a table during dinner service? Get creative. We have been seeing more statement pieces such as floor to wall green boxwood hedges with individual tags as escort displays or even oversized mirrors with handwritten calligraphy.

 

Directions

Consider personalized ways to indicate directional necessities like the ceremony, reception, parking, restrooms, bar and even photo booth. Add arrows to point your guest to the right location so they don’t miss any part of your event!

 

Menu

A menu is helpful to the guests if you’re having a buffet or signature drink. It can also help guests who have certain allergies to make sure they do not get sick at your wedding! Also, it’s nice to know in advance what is being served so guest can know all their options.

 

Whatever your signage needs are, make sure they are personal too. Many people take their signs with them after their event to display them in their homes as a reminder of their wonderful night!

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Tips for Successful Company Parties: Holiday Parties and Events

Truth be told, planning an event is never easy – not even when there’s a very small number of guests. When you add all the stress of planning a party to the pressure of doing this for your company, you can definitely understand why many employees would simply run screaming at the thought of having to deal with everything.

Don’t worry, though. There are a few things you have to keep in mind to ensure the success of your party – and we have gathered them right here. Read on to find out more.

  • Plan the party the guests want. Of course, everything should be done in the limits of decency (it is, after all, a company party and regardless of whether it’s thrown for the employees or for the partners and clients, you should still follow common sense every step of the planning process).
  • Make sure you know the purpose of the party so that you can align it with the planning process. Is this a party thrown to attract or retain important clients? It will most likely have to be at least a semi-formal affair. Is this a Christmas party for the team? You can go casual on this. In any case, always make the boss look good (and show guests this party is happening because senior management wanted to reward everyone with a really good time).
  • Establish a budget. Even if your boss tells you that you can spend as much as you want, a budget is still necessary. And yes, you can totally throw a lower-budget party everyone will remember – it’s all about the details, in the end.
  • Choose a theme. Not only will this make the party more interesting, but it will actually help you coordinate all the details in an easier, smoother way. There are tons of themes you can choose from including color-coded parties, movie-themed parties, and so on. Use your creativity and it will pay off!
  • Aside from food, drinks, décor, and entertainment, make sure you provide guests with transportation (especially at the end of the party). The last thing you want is a guest getting behind the wheel after all those drinks! Show people you value their safety more than anything – it will be really nicely-perceived.

Keep your optimism – this will not be an easy task, but we’re certain you can bring along at least a couple of other team members willing to help out. Ask for help when you need it, stay focused on your plan, and smile – a party is a joyous occasion and it’s a truly wonderful thing to help people enjoy themselves and celebrate!

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Video Trends in Events

 

AV production is an essential element in your big event. Regardless of whether you are
planning a big corporate event, a Bar Mitzvah, or an anniversary, you will want your
Audio Visual to be flawless – because how other would you create amazing memories for
yourself and for your guests?

What are the best (and latest!) ideas in AV Production? What are the most impressive
technologies and trends to incorporate into your event? We’ve gathered some tips for
you – so read on if you want to learn more about this.

 Is there a stage? Make sure you get rid of the black curtains and uplights – they
are much too 1991 and they do you no favor. Capture your guests’ attention with
a really beautiful digital backdrop. Many event planners are now using three big
screens (two on the sides, where they project the information they want to relay
and one in the middle with interesting and eye-catching graphics or images).
Think creatively – today’s technology is pretty generous, and it can really upgrade
your entire event if you use it the right way.

 Go live. This is an excellent idea for corporate and personal events alike. For
corporate situations, you could go live and share the link (directly with the people
interested or simply on Facebook), allowing guests who couldn’t make it be
part of the event. For personal parties, sharing a live video with someone who
couldn’t be there could actually make for a very emotional, unforgettable
moment.

 Go 360. Want to add an extra spin to your live videos? Film them in 360 degrees
– these videos look absolutely amazing and they really push the boundaries of
space and distance, making the viewers feel closer to you or your brand. 360
cameras start at somewhere around $500, so they have become quite affordable
too – and they’re the kind of investment you are bound to re-use sooner, rather
than later. Plus, if you’re using this for a corporate event it will definitely make the
entire evening feel high-tech and cutting edge – two qualities most businesses
aspire to these days.

Remember, creativity is key when planning your AV (or any other part of a big event,
really). Embrace technology, use it creatively, and you will create the kind of event
people will actually be surprised too – thus, the kind of event they will remember for many
years from now on!