Spring Has Sprung: Increase in Planning
After a long winter, spring is finally here, and event planning is starting to heat up. We continue to see a modest increase in planning traffic during the month of April. This seasonal trend can be attributed to the many graduation parties, family reunions, and celebrations being planned from late April through June and July. Take hold of your business-reigns because spring has sprung, and an increase in planning has begun.
Preparing for Graduation Parties
Whether it’s a high school or college graduation—family, friends, and classmates are looking to have a good time celebrating. After having to sit through a long commencement (sometimes a hot one if it’s in June), many guests are thirsty, hungry, and tired – make sure your venue works together with the hired vendors to provide the perfect space and amenities for guests to relax and celebrate the new graduate.
Pro-tip: Have water and appetizers already out on display when guests arrive.
Preparing for Family Reunions
When good weather makes an appearance, people like to get outside and enjoy time with their families. If your venue offers an outdoor space, make sure the area is clean and well-maintained. Many family reunions like the option of bringing their own food and drinks—and most of those are thinking barbeque. If your venue is not set-up for an outdoor barbeque, offer a local catering company that does barbeque-styled food.
Pro-tip: If your family reunion booked an outdoor space, have a back-up indoor space in case of inclement weather.
Preparing for Spring Celebrations
There are several kinds of events that can be planned in the spring —baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, wedding receptions, first communions, quinceaneras – you name it! These events occur at any point during the year, prepare to handle celebrations large and small by staying organized. Some of the easiest ways to host successful celebrations are to be professional and to go above and beyond for your customers.
Now that you are prepared to successfully host spring events, you will easily be able to handle the increase in planning requests. As we have mentioned before—be sure your business information is accurate and updated. Put your best foot forward and greet the planners as they come knocking.
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