Category: Tamara’s Tip and Tricks
I thought it would be fun to blog about the top two questions I am always asked as an event planner.
The number one question clients always ask is how can I stop my guests from leaving early?
In answer to that question you can’t. I find the Guests majority of the time leave the party by 11 to 11:30 p.m. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Saturday night or a holiday the next day. After being at a party for an average of 5 hours people want to leave. I always thought before I was a planner that it’s a sign if everyone leaves it may not have been a great party. THAT COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. In actuality, it really has nothing to do with the party, it’s just that your guests simply have had enough and it’s … Read More »
When life’s roller coaster throws you for a loop: KEEP CALM and PLAN ON
I started planning my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah a little over two years ago. After all, planning is what I do and expectations were high. I chose a venue, lined up my vendors, my daughter started her Mitzvah project; we were all looking forward to celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on labour day weekend.
Very late one July evening I received an email from the owner of the venue that I had booked over two years ago, saying they had a devastating fire. We could no longer have our Bat Mitzvah at our planned location. I was six weeks away from the Bat Mitzvah and I had over 200 guests invited, what was I going to do? Not only did I lose my venue but I also lost my deposit. … Read More »
As promised, “Tamara’s Tips and Tricks to planning a successful event.” Over the years the most commonly asked question that I have heard is how can I save money when planning my event? I tell my clients that if they want to save money a great tip is to skip the cocktail hour and go right into the reception. This will definitely save at least a few thousand dollars and often there is no reason that you can’t go right into a room if set up allows. The celebration can begin right away and your guests won’t even notice the difference:)
For my next installment of “Tamara’s Tip and Tricks for planning a successful event let’s talk about guest lists. My clients always ask me how to organize their guest lists. I always tell my clients to make sure to alphabetize their guests lists by last name not first name. Once you have an organized and alphabetized guest list it will make a world of difference for your planner especially on the day of the event. First of all, the place cards should also be organized alphabetically by last name and a planner is then able to use your master guest list to cross reference to make sure everything is in the correct order. The client also provides me with a guest list in alphabetical order with table number. This way if a guest wants to know where they are seated … Read More »