We all know about how important balance is in life and it is equally important in your event. All the parts must come together to make the party one to remember. Whether it is a once-in-a-lifetime wedding or a casual weekend family reunion, you have to plan for the parts to come together as a whole. Your venue, music, decorations and attendees must meld into a couple of hours of OUTSTANDING so that you and all your guests have a great and memorable time! So we know your heart may be drawn to the palatial mansion, but will your guests enjoy the formal atmosphere or would they prefer a less grandiose location?
Will your entire budget be spent on the venue, leaving nothing for the music/entertainment and decorations?
When planning your event, it is a great idea to speak to someone who has done the same type of affair and get their input as to where the "surprises" came from and how they divided their $$pie and preparation tasks. Be sure to also ask what would they do differently if they were to do the same event again. While not everyone can afford an expert planner and not every event needs one, such as a family reunion, we all can gain knowledge and insight from our friends and associates that have gone through this process, making our path a little smoother as we go.