You do not have the exact guest list yet, but you are already researching information about renting a party tent.
You do not have the final details about the menu decided, but you are already researching pricing on wedding linen rentals.
You do not have your dress for the wedding, but you already know the three options that you have for dance floor rentals.
Planning for large events happens in stages, and if you are one of the most organized people you understand the need for taking care of rentals as soon as possible. From renting a party tent for an outdoor event to making sure that you have the indoor reception space that you need, early reservations and deposits are the secret to planning a successful event.
Planning a Major Event Requires Attention to Detail and Organization
Whether you are getting ready for a wedding, an anniversary, or a corporate event, the list of things to get done is long. From finalizing guest lists to selecting menu items, the best parties are planned by people who are willing to do their research and make decisions. If you wait too long to make a decision about renting a party tent, for instance, you may not get your first choice. If you wait too long to make a decision about menu items, you may have to pay more. Consider some of these facts and figures about the party rental industry and the impact that it has on the nation’s economy:
- 48% of people indicate that they find wedding professionals based on recommendations from family and friends.
- The average bar or bat mitzvah budget costs approximately $15,000 to $30,000, according to industry estimates.
- The number of couples with $1 million wedding budgets or more DOUBLED from 2011 to 2012.
- 24% of all weddings are known as destination weddings, meaning the wedding party and guests travel to the location of the event.
- A sweet 16 birthday party for a teenage girl can cost $300 to $25,000 or more.
- The most expensive place to get married is New York City, where the average wedding costs $70,030.
Planning a party involves organizing hundreds of details, from food and activities and invitations to decorations. By making some of the decisions as soon as possible you cannot only check those things off your list, but also pay for some of those budgeted items earlier in the process.