An event coordinator was named the fifth most stressful job in 2017 by Forbes!
Event planning starts months before your big bash. We recommend that your first planning step should be to have an event planner checklist which outlines the details and tasks needed for a seamless event.
Using a good event checklist will give you peace of mind to execute a polished and positively memorable event!
CREATE FOCAL POINTS
Focus your effort on one or two awe-inspiring focal areas, rather than diluting your styling efforts across a larger number of areas.
DON’T FORGET THE DETAILS
While focal points are important, details matter. Ensure your styling theme is followed through from key pieces, to tiny details to bring the whole event together.
PAY ATTENTION TO PLACE SETTINGS
If you are styling a sit-down dinner, one of the most important elements of the set up are the table place settings. A perfect place setting will give the attendees an ‘Instagram-able’ photo opportunity.
DON’T CUT CORNERS
If you opt for a theme, commit to it 100%. If you have gone for a bright rainbow-themed extravaganza, go all out and carry the theme through décor, music and food styling.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you all for the hard work, dedication, commitment and enthusiasm each and every one of you individually and collectively displayed to make the Durban July the spectacular event it was!
Collectively we are a great team and there is no supplier to Beluga Hospitality, only partnerships – together we created an environment where our clients could enjoy themselves and leave with lasting memories of a spectacular occasion – an event is only a success where you can relive the day well after the event and I believe, for the most part, our clients have already relived the day and have fond memories!!
Thanks again one and all and we look forward to an even better Durban July in 2019!!
Grant Wilson, Director of Beluga Hospitality
A huge thank you to the Inspire team for the amazing help this weekend on the big Standard Bank job at Monte Casino. The team helped pull off a very tight turnaround and went above and beyond in assisting us. On Sunday they were there at 6am, ready to go. They worked so hard! We are so thankful.
Clare Tennant, Stylist: Ninirichi
“Thank you for the exceptional service. You went above and beyond to ensure you produced the beautiful furniture. Having worked with Inspire over the past 4 years we have always enjoyed professional and efficient service. In 2018 you exceeded expectations. The Opulent Experience Marquee Team cannot thank you enough. If it is beauty you seek, Inspire Furniture is the only furniture rental company that can meet your brief. Quality, professionalism and classic pieces”
Lisa Modisane, The Opulent Experience
“Please accept our immense gratitude for the continuous support and partnering with the Foundation to make the Zakhithi Nkosi Clinical Heamatology Centre’s event a possibility. You are a substantial part in creating our vision and a great future for the Stanley & Daphne Nkosi Foundation. We look forward to further partnership with your business. Your support is invaluable”
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Chairperson: Stanley & Daphne Nkosi Foundation
“Thank you for everything you did for Function Décor this week, to make our event incredible and make us look brilliant in the eyes of our client. Your services were professional, on time, stock quality was excellent and appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble, although I revised the order a dozen times, you assisted with so many challenges. Thank you for being on time, understanding the critical deadlines and for being so accommodating. I’m really look forward to working with you all soon on the next amazing project”
Tami Lutchman – Function Decor