Do you have a unique idea for the next memorable event in your life? With the right kind of budgeting and organization skills, you can bring your ideas to life without a hassle. If you turn your ideas into steps and execute each step efficiently, you won’t have to compromise any of your needs for your special event. Read on to learn about some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your budget for any banquet hall occasion.When choosing a day for an occasion, opt for weekdays instead of weekends wherever possible. The most in-demand day of the week for events is Saturday, which is why it’s usually pricier to rent versus a Thursday, Friday or Sunday. On the same note, the time of the day that you pick for your event will also affect the total cost. Every banquet hall has a peak hour during which the flow of guests is highest. The key is to select a time slot during non-peak hours for your event, cutting costs effectively. For events that are planned months or even years in advance, it is best to book the banquet hall as early as possible to be able to negotiate the best price and avoid price increases through time.
Get expensive look without the expensive cost
To achieve an expensive look during your event without the expensive cost, smart decorating ideas for the banquet hall can go a long way without emptying out your wallet. You can start with the most common item used for decorating: flowers. It is key to pick the flowers that are easily available in your vicinity and do not need to be shipped here, as well as flowers that are in season during your event, making them easier and cheaper to find. If your chosen venue has an open area which you can be used for ceremonies, it’s wise to consider displaying minimal decorative elements and allowing the surrounding natural beauty to shine through. You can also think about mixing artificial and fresh flowers to achieve an overall beautiful look without the extra cost, especially if you must have a flower that’s out of season or difficult to ship in. Think about the overall effect you’re striving to achieve with the decorations – do you prefer a, elegant, minimal look or an over-the-top, extravagant look? Sometimes a single flower as a centerpiece will speak more to your guests instead of a large bouquet of flowers.
Select the right banquet hall that offers the best catering
Another area of banquet hall planning that can be tweaked to cut budget costs is catering. The selection of the right caterer will help you make the most out of the dining options offered including the employee services and menu choices for your guests. Not sure where to start looking for a caterer? Think about your favorite restaurants, because chances are one of them offers a catering service, and if you love their food then your guests are sure to love it as well. Many banquet halls offer their in-house catering services, and it’s helpful to ask around and check out reviews before making a final decision. While selecting menu items, consider selecting ingredients that are easily available in the market, similar to the flower options stated above. Ingredients that require shipping will naturally increase the cost of catering. It isn’t necessary to order as much food as possible for your guests; as long as a 5-course meal is served, any extra appetizers or desserts can be fitted accordingly to your budget. Just like the decorations, the food is one of the more memorable aspects of any event for the guests, so invest wisely in quality and excellence without worrying too much about the quantity and amount of food.