If you have been hired to plan and design an event in someone’s home, there are some things you will need to consider:
- The weather. In many cases, special events taking place in a private residence are planned for outside, but what if the weather becomes a factor? The weather is always the biggest risk, so it is important that you plan for this. Will there be enough tents, and will they keep the rain out? Is there enough shade for an event that will take place on a sunny afternoon? It’s imperative that you keep the elements in mind.
- Electricity. While every modern home is equipped with electricity, there may not be enough power to light up the event, power the DJ, and keep everything running smoothly. You’ve got to figure out how many circuits and amps there are first. Then, figure out if you need to provide generators for back-up power.
- Plumbing. During a special event, there is usually a large number of people at the hosts’ home. This means that there may not be enough bathrooms onsite. It’s always a good idea to rent portable restrooms and use the home’s plumbing as a back-up plan.
- Landscaping. You will want to take a good look at the existing landscaping and see how you can work it into your overall event design. It goes beyond just finding the right spot for a tent – you’ve got to think about the event’s theme as well as logistics. Where will the caterer make deliveries? Where will the DJ set up?
Of course, these are not all the considerations that you’ll need to make when planning an event at someone’s home, but they should point you in the right direction.