There are some fantastic acts out there for event planners but ensuring that you pick the right entertainment for your private party or corporate event is crucial. Not only that, guests will expect to remember the occasion. So… here are a few tips to help you on your way.
1. Do Your Research
This tip sounds obvious but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do their research prior to booking. Look at photos, watch YouTube videos and assess reviews online. Entertainment isn’t cheap so it’s always best to give yourself some piece of mind and guarantee that you are getting what you are paying for. You can also search for entertainment acts and speak to them directly at large scale events like ibtm world or AIME.
2. Pick Entertainment to set the Tone
Entertainment is essential for setting the tone of your event. Choosing a stand up comedian will provide a completely different mood to a glowing dance show for example, so pick carefully depending on the demographic and aims of the event.
3. Don’t Hide Your Entertainment Away
Entertainment is there to ensure that you have fun! Many events place their background music in the corner, which is fine but ultimately forgettable. Many of our best memories are related to entertainment-based experiences so be sure to utilise your booking to their full potential by placing them front and centre within your venue and to your audience.
4. Know your Limits
Before signing on the dotted line, be sure to find out about any sound limiters the venue you’re hosting in might have in place or you may not be able to book that rocking function band you’ve had your eye on.
5. Go Bespoke
If you want something truly special that will undoubtedly carry the wow factor, why not go bespoke? Incorporating your theme and coming up with something unique is all part of creating your own act and ensures that guests will walk away having been absolutely stunned by the entertainment you’ve provided.
So there you have it. Entertainment is vital to ensuring that all of your guests have a great time and best of all, remember your event for years to come! Good luck!
Find out more about entertainment and tips for your event from Sternberg Clark.