Platinum Party Planners long island event planner and wait staff
Off-Premise catering | backyard weddings
PLATINUM PARTY PLANNERS
PREMIERE EVENT PLANNERS, WAIT STAFF AND CATERING IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK AND THE HAMPTONS
Platinum Party Specializes the creation of exceptional events for private and corporate clients, we design, plan and manage every project from conception to execution. Our events are completely customized, reflecting the brand personality of each client. Whether we act for a family, a product, a company or a cause, our work embrace experiences that integrate innovative design with the finest in wine and cocktails, catering, music, entertainment and most important of all that intangible element of surprise. We will get every detail right on your most important day! We're with you every step of the way to ensure a flawless event.
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Planning Your Wedding Reception
with Platinum Party.
You might think that after planning your ceremony, planning the reception will be a piece of wedding cake. In actuality, organizing the party portion of your event can be a piece of work. Receptions require a lot of organizing, collaboration, and preparation. There are vendors and spaces to book, menu and décor ideas to choose from, seating arrangements to be made, and a whole lot more. Before you embark on the trying task of putting together the latter half of your celebration, consult our go-to guide for tips, tricks, and all the advice that you need.
Here, the ultimate checklist for your wedding reception, put together by our experienced team. We walk you through what to buy, who to talk to, and when to do things, so that you can budget, coordinate, and follow a timeline expertly and efficiently. There are a few things that are givens, like picking a venue, but there are a few things you might not have considered. These include entertaining your guests (with things other than music), hiding set-up operations from your attendees during the cocktail hour, and other must-dos to make your event go as seamlessly (and as enjoyably) as possible for both you and your future spouse and everyone that you've invited.
Pick a Venue
Once you've got an approximate wedding date, start scouting venues. Know your budget and have a rough guest count in mind, as well as the reception style you prefer—formal seated, buffet, cocktail party, or food stations.
Take Stock of Your Location
Lets Do a walk-through of your venue as soon as you're able, noting features to highlight—a grand staircase, beautiful chandeliers, or a grove of trees, perhaps—and areas that need to be spruced up or downplayed.
Tackle Big Task First
Your immediate "to do" list: Book the venue, hire a caterer, decide on basic décor. Caterers often have several sample menus at different price points to choose from. Be sure to have variety so that the menu appeals to many different tastes. This isn't the time to serve all vegan foods if your guests are largely carnivores. With these major tasks done, you'll be ready to focus on the smaller details.
Get More Reception Lighting Ideas
Lighting can make or break an event, but to create the right ambience, you don't necessarily need to hire professionals to cast patterns on the dance floor. You can set the mood simply by flanking an outdoor walkway with dozens of luminaria or setting dining tables with elegant candelabra or clusters of small candles; you might also replace harsh white bulbs in fixtures with more flattering amber ones.
Dress Up Your Entryway
Ideas That Prove Wreaths Aren't Just for Holidays!
Elegant front-door decorations, which can be as low-key as swags of greenery or lanterns leading toward your venue, serve as a visual welcome whether adorning a building or a tent and ensure that everyone's first glimpse of the party is from its best vantage point.
Don't Overlook Small Details
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A few well-placed touches, such as monogrammed cocktail napkins or a palette-friendly favor at each table setting, can go a long way toward making your party look extra-special. Also, be sure to assemble all the reception goods ahead of time including favors, a guest book, cake knife, toasting flutes, and signs.