3 Venue-Based Pre-Wedding Events You Should Consider
For many people, their wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There is a reason why it is called the ‘big day.’ It won’t be wrong to say it is the biggest day of one’s life (barring the day of their birth, of course). However, celebrating a day that changes the course of your life within a couple of hours seems lacking and underwhelming sometimes.
This is the reason why there exist multitudes of pre-wedding celebrations. Among them, some can be arranged within the house. Some are destination-based and require traveling. And some of them need a venue just like the main wedding day. Here, we are going to discuss pre-wedding events that are supposed to be held in a dedicated venue.
1) Rehearsal Dinner
Rehearsal dinner is probably the most popular pre-wedding event in the US. This event is held the night before the wedding where families, close friends and people helping with the arrangements gather and have a spread. Rehearsal dinner is surely less formal than the wedding event. There are many reasons to have them. As the name suggests, it gives the bride, groom, groomsmen, and bridesmaids to rehearse their entries, speeches, etc.
Moreover, it is a great window to relax after the long-drawn-out span of wedding arrangements. It also helps particularly bride and groom to relieve themselves of the jitters of the big day. A rehearsal dinner is also great to recognize and thank all those people who have been helping you with the wedding work.
2) Wedding Breakfast
It is relatively a newer trend and gradually catching on with couples. A wedding breakfast is a more relaxed, cordial and casual gathering than rehearsal dinners. Wedding breakfasts are great to set the mood of your big day. Like a rehearsal dinner, it also allows you to freshen up and divest yourself of the preparation burnout.
Wedding breakfast can also be improvised as a reception for all of your out-of-town guests. To make this event smooth sailing, you must schedule your engagements with vendors accordingly. Otherwise, your cell phone will remain abuzz and you can’t get the window of respite you are looking for in the first place.
3) Stage and Drag Party
The pre-wedding event is actually a Canadian tradition but has also become popular in some US states in the last couple of years. This pre-wedding event is less of a celebration and more of a fundraiser for the marrying couple. If you have decided to have this peculiar pre-wedding event, make sure it has a celebratory zing as well. Book it in a venue and make sure the guests are treated the way they should be as your loving donors.
If you are looking for a venue for pre-wedding events, then consider Scottsdale Hanger Parties It offers all the logistical arrangements for all sorts of pre-wedding events with its in-house catering, lighting, and photography and music facilities. The venue is good enough to set the customized ambiance of your choice.
Three Common AV Mistakes that Event Organizers Make
AV production in events is a really tricky thing. Organizers and managers only understand its importance when it fails and doesn’t produce the desired results. Unlike food and catering that is centered at some particular point in an event, seamless AV production is needed throughout the proceedings.
However, event planners and managers commit some mistakes that often lead to audio-video production difficulties or even failure during the event. Let’s have a look at all those AV mistakes that can easily be avoided with prior planning.
1) Not Taking Into Account the Entertainment Rigging
If your corporate event is heavy on music and entertainment, then you must take care of rigging settings to ensure impeccable AV production. For instance, the music band going to perform at your event might come with some hanging equipment. To accommodate them with your stage setting, you will need the rigging points.
Asks the music artists beforehand if they need rigging points for their equipment and also work in close coordination with the venue manager to arrange them. Otherwise, be prepared for the last minute mayhem.
2) Not Assessing the Quality and Outreach of the Sound
Keep in mind that the loudness is not the only indicator to assess the sound quality of the system you are going to use at the event. What’s the point of great loudness if the sound quality is bad and couldn’t capture the texture of the singer and pick up the sound of every single instrument?
If you are hosting the event at a large venue, then it also becomes important to check the outreach of the sound. Use sample track and see how they are heard at the front row, the middle row and at the back of the venue. You might need to use delayed speakers for the back rows to create a synchronized sound environment throughout the venue. Do all this before the event instead of finding these issues in the attendees’ bad reviews.
3) Not Factoring in Visual and Audio Inputs
Many people don’t factor in how many audio inputs their sound mixing boards offer. This can create a considerable problem as the event proceeds, for example when an extra microphone can’t be plugged in. Similarly, you must know if you need extra video switchers for the vision mixer. Do all these calculations beforehand to avoid any AV compromise during the event.
Using In-House AV: A Better Option
There is one way to avoid major AV slip-ups during the event i.e. work with the in-house AV equipment and team. First of all, it streamlines the coordination and communication. Instead of three different parties (you, the AV production company and the venue management) trying to figure out whom to talk to, you can have more clear coordination when you are directly working with the venue AV team.
This definitely reduces the probability of AV slip-ups. On top of that, in-house AV production comes at a lesser price.
Scottsdale Hanger Parties provides first-rate services for incentive events and corporate parties in Arizona. In their long list of venue services, they also provide in-house AV production for events.