Although spring flowers have just begun to bloom, believe it or not, it is time to start planning your Christmas party.
If you don’t, there is no way you will be ready by December. The number one reason why so many company Christmas parties are a flop is simply because the person responsible for planning them got off to a late start and just couldn’t line things up as they should. Here are some of the reasons why you should start planning your company Christmas party now.
Many of the leading venues are booked literally years in advance for Christmas parties. Since they are in such high demand, customers have learned to book immediately following their Christmas party each and every year. If you don’t already have a venue in mind, try browsing the listings on Venuesearchlondon.com Christmas venue finder.
Because it is four months into the year, the date you want may be booked already so have an alternate date or two on hand. Big organisations may not be as flexible as SMEs so you may need to continue your search.
If you are booking a venue for a sizeable Christmas party, chances are you will want to hire some sort of entertainment. Here again, many of the top name entertainers may have already been booked solid for the month of December.
If you are lucky enough to find one that hasn’t been hired already, you need to act fast. Perhaps you aren’t sure what kind of entertainment you would like to book. Just as you can find venues online, there are online searches for top entertainers to choose from. Keep in mind that the longer you procrastinate, the harder it will be to find something that will appeal to your guests.
Once you have the venue booked and have entertainment lined up, it’s then time to start thinking about having invitations printed up. Although there isn’t that same sense of urgency, it is still a good idea to have them printed well in advance. When you wait until the last minute you run the risk of unexpected delays.
What happens if there is a mistake on the date, time or location? If you’ve waited until the autumn to have them printed and there is a mistake like that, you may not get the corrections in time to be posted.
Event planners for all the larger and more well-known venues always recommend that you book events as far in advance as you possibly can. Whether you are booking a huge affair for a large corporate Christmas party or a smaller, more intimate gathering for an SME, the sooner you can book your venue and entertainment, the sooner you can plan for your invitations.
Nothing is worse than trying to throw a party together last minute as something invariably goes wrong. If you want to enjoy the party along with everyone else, prevent that last minute stress by planning ahead. It’s never too early to start.