3 Tips for Outdoor Events
Want to put together an outdoor event this summer? Time is running out, but it’s still not too late to create a memorable experience for your guests. With 25 years experience planning award winning events we have some tips we would like to share with you.
Here are crucial points to keep in mind. Want even more ideas? Call us or request a quote.
It seems obvious, but it’s so important that it needs to be mentioned. There are a lot of factors to consider, from inclement weather back-up plans to transportation options. Want to serve alcohol? That’s going to rule out some options.
The venue sets the tone for the event and can impact everything from footwear choices to entertainment options.
Participation is the key element for turning a regular corporate event into something memorable. If team building is a goal, then interactive options to get people working together are crucial.
Bright Ideas has extensive experience programming activities for wide age ranges and can help you choose the best options for your guest list.
Of course hot-dogs and hamburgers belong at an outdoor event, but don’t stop there. Go the extra mile with high-quality ingredients and your guests will notice and appreciate the difference.
Creative menu choices it can support a theme and enhance the decor. It’s a surprisingly cost-effective way to make your outdoor event stand out.
When you are planning your next event here are some Q&A’s to keep in mind.
How do you measure the ROI of your event?
The first thing to do is to SET OUT measurable objectives before you begin planning your event. The second thing to do is to put in place methods to MEASURE your success. For example if one of your goals is to see how many people tried your product at the event or participated in an activity, set up a system to keep track of each guest’s participation. Even better yet, get their email or phone number and do a follow up marketing/sales call.
What are the questions clients are asking?
How much will this cost? How long does Bright Ideas need to plan my event? What type of food service should I include? Call us for our 1 hour complimentary consultation so that we can answer all of these questions for you.
How do you know which theme is right for the company?
There are a million variables that go into the decision making process when choosing a theme. Such considerations include timing, traffic flow, event agenda, menu, number of guests, and budget. A seasoned event producer will suggest themes that work with all of the above. Another reason to work with an event professional!
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