Holding an event can be stressful! There are tons of details that go into planning and executing an event- from a wedding to a Quinceañera. Make the most of your big day by not getting overwhelmed by the details, with tips from our latest blog!
1. Create and rely on a timeline
Our first step in coordinating any event is creating a timeline. We outline all big and small details, from the days leading up to the event, to the night before, the morning of and the days afterwards. Make sure to mark every interaction that needs to happen between vendors, caterers, family, and friends. The timeline will ensure your days goes by flawlessly, so don’t leave any detail off!
2. Enlist a family member or friend to be your point person
Choosing someone close to you to be your point person will take a lot of the pressure off of you. Make sure this person carries around an event emergency kit, has the phone numbers and names of all your vendors, and event staff, and most importantly carries around a copy of the event timeline to guarentee the event is executed without a hitch.
Although this may seem like the most difficult step in making the most on your big day, it’s one of the most important! Nothing’s worse than being exhausted on the day of a big event- your mind will be hazy and you’ll be grouchy! To ensure a good night's sleep, create a calming environment for yourself- drink herbal tea, light a lavender candle, and eliminate distractions- turn off your phone, and computer and focus on yourself.
One of our favorite steps in making the most on your big day is… hiring a day-of- celebration coordinator! We help you create a succesful event, and work with you from the months and days leading up to, to even the days after the event. At Without A Hitch, we ensure the execution of every detail on your timeline, and can be that point person to run to if anything goes awry. We will work with your vendors to make sure everyone’s on the same page, and will fight for you to execute your vision. Contact us today to see what package is right for you!
Sick of feeling like every event you attend is the same? Get creative with your next event location with our latest blog post on 8 unique event venues!
Ball Park: What better way for baseball fans to say “I do” than by having their wedding at their favorite ball park. Fenway Park has been a popular pick for local die hard Red Sox fans for decades.
Music Hall: Several local music halls like the Boston Opera House, or Symphony Hall can be rented out and transformed into an intimate, romantic and classic setting for up a wedding of up to 300 guests.
Park: Parks can provide a beautiful, outdoor, landscaped atmosphere many couples are looking for at a low cost. Weddings can be hosted at The Boston Public Garden, for example, for under $100.
Bowling alley: Your attendees will love bowling for charity! Host an auction or a bowl-a-thon here to raise money for the charity of your choice.
Aquarium: Give your guests the unique experience of dining next to tanks full of sea creatures by hosting your next gala at an aquarium. The New England Aquarium has event space up to 2500 people!
Science museums: Science museums are a perfect venue for birthday parties of all ages. A children’s party will be fun and educational, while an adult party will be youthful, and lively.
Rent out a restaurant: Many bars and restaurants can be rented out for a few hours at a time to host an event or birthday party. What’s more desirable than gathering all your family and friends in a restaurant that serves your favorite meal?
Vineyard: No adult birthday party is complete without wine, and there’s no better way to celebrate with wine right off the vines!
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Note from Sarah!
Life got too crazy to blog, but please enjoy these archives of some of our favorite past weddings.