5 Ways to Save Money and Still Organise a Great Event
Your wedding, birthday celebration or other special event does not have to be expensive to be successful. The following are some helpful tips to help you save some money and still create an event that everyone will enjoy.
Know How Many Guest You Will Be Having
Your event will really only be successful if everyone there is being catered for. If you don’t have enough chairs or enough food or enough party favours, then someone is going to feel left out. You may want to send out invitations with RSVP instructions on them. Or when you invite people, get a definitive response at that moment on whether or not they will be attending your event.
If you know how many people are coming, you can save money on food, seating and other expenditures. You won’t have to buy more than you need.
If you know who will be coming to your event, then you can have them sign up to bring food, chairs, entertainment options or more to your event. Make a list of all the things you need for your event to be successful, then get some of your guests to commit to bringing something from the list. In this way, the costs are shared and spread out, so no one person has to pay very much.
Use What You Have
You don’t have to rent an expensive venue or buy costly decorations to make your event a hit. This goes hand in hand with the point above for sharing costs. Just use what is available to you so that you aren’t going broke on the costs of the event. Your yard or house may not be large enough to comfortably fit all the people and activities that you have planned. But maybe your local school will let you use its facilities. Or perhaps one of the guests coming to your event would like to use their own property to host it.
Choose Inexpensive Activities
You might have some grand activity ideas for your big event, but you can scale back the costs on them and still ensure that everyone has just as good a time there. Instead of bouncy castles and wine and cheese tasting, you could go with relay races or charades. Your guests will have just as much fun with the cheaper activities, as long as you find something that they can all participate in.
Rent a Photo Booth
Some event managers like to leave cameras at all the tables for guests to take their own pictures. But between paying for the cameras; collecting the cameras again and developing the film, the costs can really add up.
Many times it is much more convenient and cost effective to hire a photo booth. Treasured Mems has a great photo booth hire service, and you can find out more about what they offer through their site http://treasuredmems.com.au.