There are a lot of factors to consider when planning an event. The food, the venue, the guest list. With everything that goes into an event, the entertainment can sometimes be overlooked, or worse, booked blindly. A recent blog post on Empire CLS gives a pretty decent rundown on how to make sure your event is a hit. Here are a few of the highlights:
Making sure the entertainer is right for the crowd is one of the most important parts of your selection. A Metallica cover band might be great for your backyard 4th of July BBQ, but probably not the best choice for your daughter’s rehearsal dinner. Before booking any entertainment, make sure you ask yourself the question, “who is this for?” If the answer is you instead of your guests, you may want to reconsider.
The real pros of the event entertainment industry know all the right questions, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know them too. Make sure you ask all the nitty gritty, logistical questions. If you hire a 10 piece band, make sure they have access to a sufficient power source or your guests could be partying acoustic and in the dark. Try to envision your event in your head and think about the actual logistics. These are the types of things that make a seamless party or event, but are still often overlooked.
Also make sure you find out how long a performer’s show usually lasts. For example, if you’re throwing a birthday party for a younger child, you probably shouldn’t make fifty 5 year olds sit through an hour long magic show. Know what type of event you want to have. If the entertainment is the centerpiece of the event it’s okay to have your guests sit and watch a performance, but if it’s the type of event where people want to mingle and socialize, avoid tethering your guests to the performer.
These are just a few thought starters for choosing your event entertainment. If you’re looking for that extra edge for your party, hiring a psychic to give mini readings to your guests is a great way to set your event apart from the pack.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check back soon for more news and advice on planning your next event.