Organising an event is never a simple task and a gala dinner is no exception. There are plenty of elements to keep track of and there’s a lot of planning needed to make sure no small detail is overlooked.
Before you agree to coordinate a gala dinner, you need to understand what you’re committing to and work out whether you’re up to the task. It’s always a good idea to look at the benefits of hiring an event planner as someone with experience and contacts in the industry will prove to be extremely helpful.
Consider the cause
It’s important to take the cause into consideration before making any major planning decisions surrounding theme or venue. Think about what the event is for and what you hope to gain from holding it, as these answers should be used to guide your decision making throughout the planning stages.
“It’s important to take the cause into consideration before making any major planning decisions surrounding theme or venue.”
Your venue needs to provide the right atmosphere for your guests and work well with the purpose or theme of the event. Recently, we organised a dinner for the Australian National Maritime Museum. The waterfront venue was a clear choice, offering a lovely view that reflects the cause and client.
The styling was kept pleasant yet simple, providing an elegant setting without distracting from the waterfront view. Remember that styling is always a crucial element of your Gala Dinner as first impressions can make or break a guest’s perception of an entire event.
There isn’t always a lot of room for creativity, but with the right venue, bold styling can work wonders. Striking combinations of colour or enticing centerpieces can take the atmosphere of your Gala Dinner to the next level.
One of our recent events at the University of Sydney offered an extraordinary venue that gave us the perfect opportunity to use striking styling, dynamic lighting and bold colour combinations.
Expect the unexpected
Remember that a successful event comes from thorough organisation and plenty of planning ahead. You must always expect the unexpected and be ready to resolve any issues that may arise in the lead up to the event or even on the night itself.
Rocket Events has decades of experience coordinating Gala Dinners and events for a wide range of clients. If you’re interested in hiring an event planner for your big night, give us a call on 9838 9088 to find out how we can make your next Gala Dinner a hit.