We're all human and bound to forget something when planning a party. We've compiled a list of the 5 top things people usually forget so that you don't forget it for your next party:
#1: THANK-YOU NOTES
The experience doesn't end when the event is over. Extend the event experience and ensure that you leave your guests on an excellent note. Extra points if they're handwritten and personalized!
#2: DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
Your guests might have dietary restrictions beyond vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian or halal vs. non-halal. To ensure their needs are taken care of, make sure to double-check with all your guests and confirm that your F&B caterer/restaurant can make those exceptions for all of them.
#3: PARTY FAVORS
Party favors are a great physical reminder of the special event and allows your guests to relive the experience even after some time has past. Stay tuned for our post on creative party favor ideas!
#4: SOUND SYSTEM & AV
You remembered to secure entertainment (emcee, live band, etc.) and prepared some videos you want to play at your party. But there are a few technical details you need to secure too: microphones, projectors, screens, sound system, etc.
Unless you are an accounting guru or exceptionally organized, chances are your Excel spreadsheet doesn't cover all your costs and you end up going over-budget. Commonly mis-budgeted items include: taxes and gratuity, flat fees for venue rental and inaccurate F&B estimates.