Things to Consider Before You Start
Before you request a proposal, consider the following:
- Determine your budget.
- Make the guest list - this will help estimate how many guests to expect.
- Pick a location.
- Set the time and date.
How do you want the guests to be seated?
- Seated Meal
Formal events such as weddings, galas or where a presentation will take place.
- Standing Reception
Events with limited space, a short event time or where you want to encourage mingling and networking - consider having your guests and place some cabaret tables around the room to as places to rest drinks.
- Partial Seating
Works well when your guest list includes a mixed age group or may extend for a length of time.
What type of Bar are you considering?
Eliminating alcohol completely will help with expenses. To add options consider specialty non-alcoholic drinks with hibiscus and ginger iced tea.
- Beer and Wine
Offering beer and wine as the only alcoholic options is cost effective and keeps the bar line moving forward so that guests have more time to enjoy the event.
- Full Bar
Events with large crowds of gathering for an exceptional occasion may call for a bar with full options for mixed drinks. Plan ahead regarding any specialty drinks and mixers you would require for the bar.
Food Presentation Methods
Always discuss any allergies or dietary restrictions while preparing for your event.