An event is only as strong as its vendor team. If you are looking to create successful and seamless events, smart organization and keen awareness are key to success. However, efficiency is another hugely important aspect of your event business that often gets lost in the shuffle, costing you and your team unnecessary time, stress and money.
At AllSeated, we have worked with experienced event professionals to understand how to help improve the way we collaborate and bring more efficiency to the event industry. We have seen that no matter the size of your team, certain changes in how you structure your team’s collaboration are almost guaranteed to improve your team’s efficiency and with it move your company to the next level.
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Bad toasts: Omaha, Neb., photographer Phil Jarrett ( www.phelixphoto.com ) on toasts: “Hands down, the single greatest source of dread for me as a guest and as a regular hired hand at weddings is the toasts. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard best men bring up ex-girlfriends, fathers wax poetic about the importance of outdated gender roles and bridesmaids mention that they Googled how to give a toast.”
Clinking glasses for a kiss: Of course, you’ll want to kiss your brand-new spouse, but “no one really enjoys being put on the spot,” said Kellee Khalil, founder of wedding planning site www.Lover.ly.
Why aren’t you married? Male and female guests alike, if they’re unmarried, can expect to hear this at least once, Khalil said: “So when will this be you?”
Bouquet toss: Many single women dread the moment they’re called to line up and attempt to catch flying flowers. Deborah Simmons, wedding planner at event organizer Signature Occasions (signatureoccasions.com ) in Ridgeland, Miss., said brides often scratch the bouquet toss. Instead, she said, “some casually toss the bouquet as they are getting in the car.”
Garter toss: Harrup said the garter toss is awkward. “If you think about it, it really is strange that the groom is sticking his hands up the bride’s dress in front of her grandmother.”
Event planning business is stressful enough as it is – the sheer volume of things to take care of can make even the best of pro’s feel overwhelmed.
Therefore if one wants to have any change to survive in the industry, the one most important word is preparation. Taking enough time initially to figure out what the event should be about and finding the right venue is a big part of the job. But then, ensuring that even if something does go wrong the event doesn’t fall part, is just as important.