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Time is the enemy when organising entertainment:
the good acts book up fast, even more than
12 months in advance, so after securing a date
and venue this should be the next call you
make. Contracts are key to confirm the logistics,
including the name of each band member,
payment, attire, arrival, setup and departure times,
requested songs, and break times. If the band is
performing for at least three hours, you, as a host,
are expected to provide a meal.
GRAFITTI WALL & INSTACAM
Photos last a lifetime, so if you thought the humble photobooth was
fun, you’re in for a treat. Vivid Media’s graffiti walls and Instacams,
shipped from the US, take party snaps to a new level. The digital graffiti
wall is a giant photobooth where guests can create their own pieces
of art with an electronic ‘spraycan’. The Instacam photobooth can take
photos using Instagram, and print from any smart phone in the room.
Vivid Media 0403 252 417.
“All bands and entertainers need a green room to get ready. Make sure
you book an extra room/tent/space for them.”
– Mardie Rosich, director, Mardie & Co Events.
“I love a good reveal – I’ve seen bi-fold walls raised vertically to reveal
the dinner buffet, or reveals into new event components. Guests love the
element of surprise.”
– Jun Hoe, events manager, Pan Pacific Perth.
“If you decide to use an mp3 player and personal playlist, ensure the device
is not accessible to guests. We have seen dance floors disperse, with guests
fighting over the playlist, skipping songs and changing songs halfway through.”
– Courtney Thomson, events manager, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?
While you might not be hitting the tables at
The Bellagio or Caesars Palace anytime soon,
you can still create a night of casino fun at
a venue of your choosing. There are many
casino-hire companies in Perth that offer stylish
tables, props and professional croupiers. It’s
a great way to break the ice and release you from
the pressure of entertaining.
LED DANCE FLOOR
Get those toes tapping and hips swinging
with an LED dance floor. If you’re worried
about guests not busting a move, this is
guaranteed to get them waltzing, jiving,
tangoing, or – dare we say – twerking.
When spending the big bucks, it
pays to be safe and look into some
insurance. Most insurance companies
have special event policies that will be
able to cover event cancellation due to
weather, liability, equipment damage,
and special item coverage.
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