What makes an event memorable?

Hosting a memorable event is something all party planners want; a smiling guest who tells you just how much of a good time they had the day after is one of the best marks of social success.

But lots of us would be hosts worry whether we’ll be able to impress. We know our friends and family all have different tastes and expectations for big dinners or nights out on the town, and we want to be able to cater to each and every one of them. But how exactly do you manage that?

Well, you learn about what makes an event memorable in someone’s mind for all the right reasons. You take those ideas and you run with them, and you put on the best spread you could as a result. So here’s a few things for you to keep in mind as you put pen to paper in this planning stage.

How it looks

If you’re going to be running an event yourself, whether it be an occasion that’s private and by invitation only, or more of a public affair where people just have to bring their own bottle, you need to have a visually creative side. Our first impressions of the kind of night we’re going to have often arise from what we see around us; it’s also how we form our snap impressions and judgements of the people we meet, before they even need to open their mouths.

How it sounds

Events need to have a noteworthy atmosphere - it’s why they’re events in the first place! There needs to be something in the air that proves just how much of a good time someone can have whilst they’re there, and there needs to be an energy floating around that fits the occasion perfectly. And what’s one of the best ways to do this? With music.

Of course, background chatter can be very peaceful and productive, and the sound of clinking glasses and forks on a plate can be very comforting when walking into a restaurant. But when there’s a wedding after party to head on to? If it’s quiet and peaceful, a person isn’t going to feel like they’re in the right place. Be sure to check out this website if you need some help with making sure you’ve got the right music on offer in this way.

And the company on offer

Last but not least, the other people attending the event are going to make it memorable for you. The company you keep while you’re there makes sure you’re never too lonely in the festivities on offer, and there’s a lot of good conversation to be had at the least.

You can meet friends you’re going to keep for the rest of your life, you can meet business associates that can have a lot to offer your career - but ultimately, you need to be surrounded by good people to have a good event experience in your mind.

What do you remember about an event?

This is a contributed post.